Latest News from Bell Truck & Van

 

Keep up to date with all of Bell Truck and Van's latest news and developments. This page will include first updates on the company's rejuvination, including any progress regarding our depot improvements. You'll also find the latest product updates from Mercedes-Benz Vans UK and Mercedes Benz Trucks UK, key industry happenings, top tips and useful business information.

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Mercedes-Benz Dealer Bell Truck and Van achieved a stunning van sales result after adopting a radical approach designed to keep customers moving during the pandemic.

 

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Mercedes-Benz Dealer Bell Truck and Van is poised to embark on a major programme of investment in new and improved facilities, following its acquisition by a leading environmental, renewable energy and recycling company. 

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From 29th September 2017 Bell Truck and Van will cease to be directly regulated by the FCA and will become an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd.  

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The new owners of Mercedes-Benz Dealer Bell Truck and Van have strengthened their management team by making a series of appointments to key positions. Underlining the company’s commitment to staff development, most are internal promotions.

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The government’s announcement in April, of an additional £20 million to boost HGV driver facilities was welcomed as ‘a positive step forward for industry’ by Logistics UK. 

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If you see a drone flying overhead next year, it could be looking for potholes. Drones and 3D printing technology are being explored to help find and fix potholes faster and more effectively.

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In a recent RAC poll, an astonishing 44% of drivers say they have been kept waiting for more than 15 seconds by drivers who have failed to notice a traffic light has gone green – that’s often long enough for lights to change to red again.

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Disruption at the Channel Ports led to the return of Operation Brock on the M20 and huge pressure across the road network in Kent.

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The Government has committed to a 2-year extension of plug-in van and truck grants, with the Department for Transport (DfT) saying that the move will support the purchase of tens of thousands of greener vans and trucks and help make the UK less reliant on imports of foreign oil.

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While the RHA (Road Haulage Association) welcomed the Chancellor's 5 pence per litre cut in fuel duty in his Spring Statement, it was disappointed he didn’t go further and offer an essential user rebate for hauliers and coach operators.

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RAC research reveals that 43% of drivers weren’t aware of the changes to handheld device regulations – on the day the rules came into law.

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According to an independent survey commissioned by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA), the average frequency for all classes of road resurfacing now stands at once every 70 years, with a road being resurfaced today not likely to be so again until 2092.

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The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned that members have been impacted immediately by the increase in fuel prices following the attack by Russia on Ukraine.

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Drivers in the South are paying over a quarter (28%) more compared with other areas of England and Wales, according to data from a Freedom of Information request to 400 councils.

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The AA Driving School is calling for more information on EVs to be included in the Highway Code ahead of the government’s 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans has partnered with EO Charging to provide customers with electric vehicle (EV) chargers, charge point management software and ongoing support and maintenance.

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In late April, the truck manufacturer began to conduct rigorous tests of the first new enhanced prototype of its Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck, which was unveiled in 2020.  

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