Fiat’s Doblò Cargo has clinched the title of “Fleet Van of the Year” at the Motor Transport Awards 2014, beating rivals Mercedes-Benz, Ford and Volkswagen to the honour.

National Grid has taken an order of brand new Ford Transit Custom vans for use by its gas network engineers. 

ATS Euromaster is investing nearly £1m in its van MoT network to boost the service it offers to its expanding light commercial vehicle (LCV) customer base.

Mercedes-Benz head of vans tells Van Advisor why the company is focusing its business on smaller fleets.

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is looking for Britain’s best van driver, and is asking Van Excellence accredited operators to enter their best drivers into the competition.

Vauxhall has released prices and specs for the new Vivaro, and will slightly undercut Renault, its French partners, with their version of the badge-engineered Luton-built van.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has teamed up with Telford-based bodybuilder Ingimex to offer customers an all new Luton conversion, as part of its Engineered-To-Go range.

The pricing structure for the new Trafic has been released by Renault. Over 70 derivatives of the new medium panel van are set to hit UK dealerships this September, with prices starting at £18,245 plus VAT.

The pricing structure for the new Traffic has been released by Renault. Over 70 derivatives of the new medium panel van are set to hit UK dealerships this September, with prices starting at £18,245 plus VAT.

Volkswagen looks set to blow the doors off the Wörthersee GTI festival in Austria by cranking up the volume on a 5,000-watt Amarok pick-up truck concept.

Fiat Professional and TomTom are to continue their long standing relationship by incorporating the firm’s navigation system into the newly launched Fiat Ducato.

There have never been so many vans to choose from for the International Van of the Year title, according to the recently elected chairman, Jarlath Sweeney. A total of 12 new vans have hit the market this year and all will be fighting out for the industry’s most coveted award.

Sales of Mitsubishi’s famed L200 pickup have this month passed the 1.1 million mark, with almost a quarter of those sales taking place in Thailand. In a statement this week, Mitsubishi also hinted on the design of the L200’s successor, which is due later in the year.

Nissan electric van, enV200

Nissan has announced the pricing structure and specifications of the all-new electric eNV200 van. Nine model variants will hit the UK market in total, with prices starting from £13,392 (plus VAT) for the Acenta spec van.

VW crafter van

Volkswagen has announced they are to go-it-alone in the heavy van market, after their current manufacturing agreement with Mercedes-Benz comes to an end in 2016. A brand new production facility in Poland will assemble the next generation Crafter, which is currently built alongside the Sprinter in Dusseldorf.

Vauxhall combo

Vauxhall has unveiled the latest and biggest version of its Combo panel van at the CV Show in Birmingham. The L2H2 combines the 2170mm load length of the LWB and the 1550mm of the high roof model to bring the total load volume to 5m³.

Bandvulc tyre

Truck tyre retread specialist Bandvulc has revealed its long-awaited van drive axle tyre – the Vanvulc Metro – at the CV Show.

Citroën, Relay, vans

Signs of the commercial vehicle industry’s increasing self-confidence have been reflected at this year’s CV Show, which returned in spectacular form at Birmingham’s NEC arena this week. At 31,400m², floor space has increased almost 10% to accommodate a whole host of new vehicles and technologies, and seminars on industry challenges and issues.

Renault Vivaro

Vauxhall and Renault have given us a sneak preview of the the new Vivaro and Trafic vans ahead of their public launch at the CV Show this week.

Peugeot has revitalised it’s Boxer with a major front end redesign along with a number of technical alterations. The new van has been developed alongside sister vans the Ducato and Relay, and will be put on the market within the coming weeks.