vehicle maintenance

Totalkare announces Hunter partnership on wheel alignment equipment


Workshop equipment providers Totalkare have announced a partnership with wheel alignment manufacturers Hunter Engineering Company.

NRG Riverside awarded eight-year contract-hire agreement by Urbaser


NRG Riverside has been awarded an initial eight-year contract-hire agreement to supply 40 vehicles with complete repair and maintenance support by Urbaser.

Sunderland City Council takes delivery of 12 Hako sweepers


Sunderland City Council has taken delivery of 12 new compact sweepers from Hako Machines Ltd.

Copeland brings vehicle maintenance in-house


Copeland Borough Council has taken its vehicle maintenance service in-house.

Fleet replacements in turbulent times


Phil Clifford asks if now is the time to rethink your fleet replacement plans.

Vehicles ‘prone to breakdowns’ cause missed collections


Residents in Epping Forest have been forced to put up with missed waste and recycling collections because of the HGV driver shortage and vehicles ‘prone to breakdowns’, the district council says.

Council vehicle technicians complete new EV maintenance scheme


Vehicle technicians employed by City of Wolverhampton Council are among the first in the UK to complete a new scheme training them for electric vehicle maintenance.

Totalkare launches new all-in-one vehicle test solution


Workshop equipment experts Totalkare have introduced a unique, all-in-one packaged solution for fleet operators and repair specialists alike.

The argument for in-house testing in vehicle workshops


Steve Braund, marketing manager, Totalkare makes the case for in-house testing in vehicle workshops.

How robust are your vehicle maintenance files?


Phil Clifford on the importance of robust record keeping when it comes to vehicle maintenance.

Behind the Scenes: West Lindsey’s £5m depot


West Lindsey District Council has opened its new multi-million-pound depot, which was two decades in the making. LAPV goes behind the scenes.

Morgan Sindall Construction appointed for £12m waste services depot


Birmingham City Council has appointed Morgan Sindall Construction to deliver a £12m waste services depot.

Fleet maintenance workers threaten strike in pay dispute


Waste management and fleet maintenance workers may strike across 11 local authorities in Scotland next month over pay, trade unions have warned.

East Staffordshire reinforces vehicle availability with new maintenance contract


East Staffordshire Borough Council has awarded Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) a 5-year contract to maintain its new fleet, which commences on 1 November.

NEVS: maintaining the course towards electrification


Nottingham Electric Vehicle Services (NEVS) is leading the way when it comes to EV maintenance. LAPV finds out more about what is believed to be the first council-run, ULEV-exclusive workshop to be operational in the UK.

RVS becomes UK distributor for MOL VDK refuse vehicles


Gloucestershire-based Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) has purchased the business of Kent-based HE Municipal Engineering Services and is now the exclusive supplier of MOL VDK refuse vehicles in the UK.

FIAG publishes guide to rolling out post-COVID fleet strategies


The Fleet Industry Advisory Group (FIAG) has published a new guide to help companies roll out a post-COVID-19 fleet strategy amid safety and compliance concerns.

Boston chooses SFS as ‘most cost-effective’ for maintenance


Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) has been awarded a seven-year vehicle maintenance contract by Boston Borough Council which will include a brand-new workshop for the authority.

Data shows increased level of fleet contract extensions during pandemic


New data compiled by epyx has shown the increased level of contract extensions made on company cars and vans during the coronavirus crisis.

Go Plant Fleet Services awarded Ealing council maintenance contract


Go Plant Fleet Services has been awarded the contract to provide maintenance provision to the London Borough of Ealing via their local authority trading company, Greener Ealing Limited.

Preventative fleet maintenance essential to avoiding ‘tragic consequences’


A new report has outlined the essential vehicle checking and maintenance procedures required for avoiding costly insurance claims and ‘tragic consequences’.

Theft costs fleet-based businesses over £16,000 a year


Stolen vehicles and equipment costs fleet-based businesses an average of more than £16,000 each year, according to new research.

Rivus workshops ‘crucial’ for Europcar customers


Europcar Van customers have made the most out of the bespoke Service, Maintenance and Repair (SMR) service delivered by Rivus Fleet Solutions, new data reveals.

Jaama launches vehicle maintenance vehicle maintenance and document exchange solution


Jaama, a fleet and asset management software solution provider, has launched its new Maintenance Exchange platform.


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