Dan Parton

Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now the editor of our three commercial vehicle titles: The Van Expert, The Truck Expert and Commercial Vehicle Engineer.

New Renault Trafic panel van available to order

Renault’s updated Trafic van, featuring refreshed styling, a wider range of engines and new driver assistance systems, is now on sale.

Ford announces Transit upgrades

Ford has announced a major technology and specification upgrade for its Transit large van range.

Citroen e-Relay hits UK showrooms

Citroën’s biggest 100% electric van, the ë-Relay is in UK showrooms now, with first deliveries commencing in the plate-change month of September.

Peugeot launches e-Boxer

Peugeot has launched its largest fully electric van, the e-Boxer, in the UK, with a range of up to 139 miles and prices starting from £49,335.

New FUSO Canter goes on sale

FUSO’s updated version of its venerable Canter light truck, which includes a redesigned cabin plus enhanced safety and comfort, is now on sale in Britain.
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New van registrations fall in July as supply shortages bite

Registrations of new light commercial vehicles declined by 14.8% in July as supply issues – notably of semiconductors – bit into the availability of new vans.
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CV registrations grow but still down on pre-pandemic levels

UK commercial vehicle production was up 39.6% year-on-year in June, but registrations are still significantly below the five-year average new figures have revealed.

Ford conversion specialist MS-RT to establish £4 million facility

Ford conversion specialist and engineering company MS-RT has announced that it is to establish a new £4 million vehicle conversion facility at Ford Dagenham.
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Used van prices hit new highs in June

Demand for used vans continued to grow in June, which led to the average used van selling price breaking the £10,000 barrier for the first time, according to a leading auction house.

Logistics UK launches online van driver safety training course

Logistics UK, the business group representing the logistics industry, has launched a new elearning course, Van Driver Safety Training, with the aim of ensuring the four million vans currently on the UK’s roads are being driven safely, efficiently and in compliance with government legislation.
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Van registrations continue recovery in June

The light commercial vehicle market growth was tempered after a bumper recovery in April and May, with supply issues impacting and helping to inflate prices.

Anglian Water adds 33 electric vans to fleet

Anglian Water has acquired an additional 33 electric Vauxhall vans with a further 43 due by the end of the year, bringing its fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) to 86.

Ford’s E-Transit undergoes punishing testing

All-electric Ford E-Transit subjected to a punishing testing regime to recreate the effects of a lifetime of intensive customer use.

Peugeot opens order books for e-Rifter

New electric van-based people carrier available in two trims and two wheelbase lengths, on sale now and arriving in November.

DPD buys 750 MAXUS electric vans

Parcel delivery firm DPD has purchased 750 fully electric vans from MAXUS, as part of its commitment to be the most responsible and sustainable city centre delivery brand in the UK.
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Refreshed Iveco Daily boasts more connectivity

Iveco has launched an updated version of its well-established Daily model, promising enhanced connectivity, updated engines, pneumatic suspension and 6% fuel savings on previous models.
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Orders open for new Fiat Ducato

Updated Fiat Ducato has a refreshed exterior and enhanced safety features, and is available to order from Fiat Professional dealers now.

SSE brings in quartet of electric Renault Zoe vans

Utility provider SSE has introduced four Renault Zoe Vans into its fleet to replace several ICE vehicles, with eight more set to be delivered soon.

Peugeot announces prices and specs for e-Boxer van

Peugeot has announced full specification and prices for its new e-Boxer, the brand’s largest fully electric van.

M Group Services takes delivery of fleet of bespoke Volkswagen Transporter vans

M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions has taken delivery of 40 Volkswagen Transporter 4MOTION all-wheel drive vans fitted with a UK-first conversion by Bott Ltd.

Volkswagen simplifies its service plans

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has simplified its Service Plans for its van line up, with a new age-based pricing offer.
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Surge in used van sales in April

Used van sales have surged in April, which shows that the economy is on the road to recovery, according to an online used vehicle supermarket.

Ford announces customer trials of its E-Transit

The first European customer trials of the new E-Transit will soon be underway, Ford has announced.
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Van market records busiest ever April for registrations

The light commercial vehicle market recorded its busiest ever April as 30,440 new vans were registered, with the number of vans registered in 2021 back to 2019 levels, according to new figures.

Mitie makes huge Vauxhall electric van order

Facilities management and professional services firm Mitie has ordered 655 electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall.