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CV Show: So much to see at the UK’s biggest van show

BRITAIN’S biggest and best commercial vehicle event – the CV Show – takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from April 24 to 26 and is a must for anyone running a fleet of vans or trucks.

Not only will there be a host of brand new vehicles on show such as the Peugeot 207 van, the Vauxhall Corsavan, the Renault Maxity, the Citroën Dispatch, Peugeot Expert and Fiat Scudo but there are also hundreds of other companies exhibiting, covering everything from fleet finance to replacement exhaust pipes.

The CV Show began in 2000 when the old IRTE Show and Tipcon shows merged and since then it has gone from strength to strength, seeing more exhibitors and visitors every year. This year’s show occupies five halls and has a combined area of over 90,000 square metres (see map).

The CV Show attracts a vast number of people from all areas of the industry – fleet engineers, transport, fleet or logistics managers, owners, MDs and other senior management from every sector of the UK road transport business. They all come to the NEC specifically to meet with suppliers, find out what’s new within the industry, discuss deals and to talk serious business.

For three days, the NEC is the hub of the industry. Manufacturers and importers use the CV Show as the primary platform to launch new products while supporting sectors view the event as the foundation stone of their marketing activity. For visitors, the show puts everything, from a new van to those who supply the most obscure component, all in one place, under one roof and proves productive time away from the office environment.

Over the next 12 pages we present an A-Z listing who’s at the show and what they will be offering for operators of vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight.

  • For full details including how to get tickets and where to stay, log on to www.cvshow.com.

    Visitors booking tickets online will be sent a free show guide before the event

  • ACS Industries

    ACS Industries will use the show to launch a range of knitted wire components in the UK. These have proven applications ranging from high temperature exhaust seals and support bearings, airbag inflator filters, catalytic converter seals and support mesh, EMI shielding and anti-vibration mounts.

  • Antares

    AUXILIARY electrical systems firm Antares will have the latest Power Manager on its stand.

    Charles McClelland, sales director for the firm, said: ‘We developed this unit for Sprinter-based ambulances where it uses an electronic ‘virtual alternator’ to help manage the electrical load.

    This allows fast charging of batteries independently of the original alternator and as drawing too much power from an alternator can invalidate a warranty, this is an important feature.’

    The firm will also show a range of other power management systems.

  • Astra Vehicle Technologies

    FOLLOWING the successful launch of its new Euro 4 and 5 exhaust systems and a growing order book, Astra Vehicle Technologies will exhibit its new stainless steel exhaust systems.

    The firm says its kit is designed to help operators, dealers, vehicle converters and body-builders tackle the problem of ancillary equipment clashing with original exhausts.

  • Advanced Technical Panels

    ATP is exhibiting a range of plywood specially developed for van lining panels.

    The linings, which are available in a range of colours such as silver, grey and white, provide a functional finish to van interiors.

    A new range of slip-resistant, patterned floor panels for vans will also be on display. Most of the plywood supplied by ATP is derived from sustainable European forests and is either FSC or PEFC accredited. This includes ATP’s own branded Buffalo Board, and Buffalo 6K birch plywood used for demanding vehicle flooring applications.

    There will also be a range of thermoplastic and phenolic coated birch plywood on display which are suitable for vehicle flooring, staging and loading platforms.

  • AutoAlert

    AUTOALERT will be at the show for the first time, demonstrating its fleet tracking systems. The firm’s spokesman Richard Harris said: ‘Unlike existing technology, with AutoAlert you are not tied to your office but can monitor your vehicles simply and easily whenever you want or wherever you are through a mobile.’

    Reports, vehicle diagnostics and other services are available through a web browser.

  • Bandvulc

    RETREAD tyre maker Bandvulc plans to exhibit a new range of tyres at the show.

    It says the new tyres will complement the growing success of its tyre management arm, Bandvulc Tyre Contracts. Spokeswoman Stephanie Pearson said: ‘We’ve won business with blue chip clients like Argos, Christian Salversen, Fraikin, Hill Hire, Tesco and TTl.’

    The firm says its condition-based maintenance approach and web-based reporting helps cut costs, whether in handling its own tyres or working on multi-make contracts.

  • Bott

    BOTT highlights its full range of commercial vehicle enhancement services at the show with a display of vans prepared for the service, maintenance, emergency and utility sectors.

    Six different sized vans will be equipped with Bott’s in-vehicle storage and workshop equipment to highlight the company’s capabilities across the complete commercial vehicle spectrum. A new range of equipment for smaller vans will be on display for the first time.

    All of the company’s enhancement solutions are based around the Normline and lightweight Vario ranges of in-vehicle storage and workshop equipment that allow users to transform their commercial vehicles into productive and safe working environments.


    THE company which supplies hardwear to vehicle tracking firms is at the show. BFi OPTiLAS will show that the brains behind such innovative systems are actually computer chips small enough to fit on the end of a finger.

  • Bridgeclear

    BRIDGECLEAR will exhibit three new low bridge warning systems at the show.

    They are an in-cab truck navigator and routing system for the UK and Ireland, which will route vehicles away from low bridges. The system can run in a hand-held PDA and the firm says a continental map module also includes low bridges and road restrictions.

    Another system warns of both low bridges and speed cameras and a third incorporates a tracking system into Bridgeclear units.

  • Carnation Design

    ELECTRONIC power management specialist Carnation Design will use the show to launch a range of vehicle management systems.

    Called Genisys, the products are aimed at specialist vehicle converters and users.

    ‘This should prove useful for municipal vehicle operators,’ said Mark Wilson, the firm’s managing director. ‘We’ve used advanced technology to future-proof the units and a range of remote control touch screen units means you can control complex systems remotely.’

  • Carrier Transicold

    CARRIER Transicold plans to announce new developments on the trailer side at the show.

    The firm will also do live demonstrations of its GPS and web-based tracking system for fridge fleet management. It will also use the event to promote its Direct Drive free first service deal for van-based fridges.

  • Cfc solutions

    FLEETHORIZON, the new CV fleet management software cfc will launch at the show, is aimed at fleets of up to 500 vehicles.

    The firm says it is a complete solution that will help operators cope with day-to-day issues and meet their ‘O’ licence and drivers’ hours responsibilities. Andy Leach, business leader for cfc solutions, said: ‘The software is based on our FleetPlus system for larger fleets and its ability to track key performance indicators should make it very attractive in the public sector too.’

  • Chevin Fleet Solutions

    CHEVIN Fleet Solutions is launching its PDA-based workshop management system at the show.

    Gavin Clark, sales manager, said: ‘This will give unique document handling to help to prove that a vehicle has been properly inspected. We’ve worked closely with VOSA and this meets its standards – it is fully compliant.’ Chevin says it can supply PDAs or operators can run the software on their own units.

  • Citroën

    CITROËN’S new, expanded Dispatch van range will be on display at the show.

    Robert Handyside, UK head of commercial vehicles for Citroën, said: ‘For the first time in the UK we will have short and long wheelbase versions as well as standard and high roof models.

    There will be panel van, combi window van and platform cab models with payloads up to 1,200kg and cubic capacities up to 7.0 cubic metres.’

    Mr Handyside said the new model will help the firm capture more of the growing market for combi vans.

  • Continental

    CONTINENTAL plans to launch new truck and van tyres at the show. Arthur Gregg, business director, commercial tyres, said: ‘We’ve many ways to help fleets cut running costs and want to develop much closer links with end users through our cradle to grave tyre management services, for instance.’

  • Countrywide Energy

    COUNTRYWIDE Energy, at the show for the first time, will use the event to launch a new fuel card.

    Pauline Newcombe, fuel card manager for the firm, said: ‘The new card will offer all the cost advantages of bunkered fuel but with none of the hassle.

    It will offer sophisticated monitoring, covering either an individual driver or vehicle and as increasing health, safety and environmental regulation makes storing bulk fuel more complicated, we’re confident this will prove attractive.’

  • DriveDiagnostics

    MAKING its show debut, DriveDiagnostics will exhibit its technology-based driver risk management solutions.

    The firm’s SafetyCentre system gives drivers and fleet managers real- time tools to help change driver behaviour. Spokesman Hod Fleischman said: ‘This means they can manage their own safety and focus on driver performance. Our customers have cut crashes by an average of 50% a year and improved fuel economy by 10%.’

    T-Mobile has taken 250 SafetyCentres in the UK and says in three months it has halved the number of ‘unsafe events’.

  • Eminox

    AS the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) moves closer into focus, operators need to consider the potential impact on their businesses and be equipped to make informed decisions on the costs of compliance – and non compliance – by 2008.

    To help operators to understand the options available to them, Eminox is providing information and advice at a dedicated ‘LEZ surgery’ throughout the show.

    Mike Galey, director of marketing at Eminox, said: ‘There is a misconception that buying new vehicles is the only option for meeting the new emissions standards. This is simply not the case, as clean-up systems can be supplied for retrofit and are nearly always the most cost- effective solution to LEZ compliance.’

  • Fiat

    THE Italian manufacturer will be displaying three versions of the new Ducato – short wheelbase, long wheelbase and tipper – plus a new panel van crew-cab conversion.

    There will also be two versions of the Doblo Cargo – standard and high roof – plus four versions of the new Scudo light panel van including a Combi.

  • Fleetview

    FLEETVIEW, which says it is the only European vehicle tracking firm to offer free kit, free fitting and free training, will offer the service without a long-term, typically two-year deal.

    Chris Flynn, sales director, said: ‘Any customer signing up at the show will be able to leave the service after just three months.

    We’re convinced that once a customer has installed Fleetview, it will feel like losing a leg if they take it out.’ The firm says it numbers Scottish Power, the Co-op and Shell among customers benefiting from its modular charging system and outstanding service.

  • Ford

    A FULL range of Ford commercial vehicles will be on show at the firm’s stand to remind them why it enjoyed such a strong year last year, with high expectations for the rest of 2007.

    They include the Fiesta Sport Van, 109bhp Transit Connect, eight-seat Tourneo Connect, Transit 350M double-cab tipper and a nine-seat Transit shuttle bus. The firm will also be reminding fleets that the Transit now has ESP as standard.

  • DfT

    FLEETS will be able to discuss a new Transport Operator’s Pack at the Freight Best Practice stand.

    The pack is being updated to include new forms and checklists to help fleet operators manage their fleets more effectively. In addition, the FBP will be showing a new DVD which is focused on vehicle management and fuel efficiency.

  • Handistep

    WALKER Scott will use the show to launch its HandiTow Step for light trucks, vans and 4x4s.

    Spokesman Mike Wood said: ‘People need to get in through the back doors of a vehicle while it still has a trailer attached, so we’ve made a bracket that attaches to the tow ball and has anti-slip and self cleaning treads.’ Wood says that big fleets like BT increasingly specify Handistep to help them cope with duty of care issues.

  • Hitachi Capital

    THE firm will reveal its latest bespoke commercial vehicle with a ‘chefmobil’ van at the show.

    Developed in partnership with Trowbridge-based meals-on-wheels firm apetito, the current fleet of 350 converted Citroën vans delivers around one million meals a year to the elderly and housebound for local authorities and NHS Trusts across the UK.

    Hitachi Capital has fitted the latest van with three separate newly-designed ‘plug and play’ ovens that can carry up to 57 individual frozen meals which are loaded and heated en route. Working alongside the ovens is a separate chiller compartment for cold options.

  • HMF (UK)

    A NEW lifting system designed for small vehicles is being launched by HMF (UK).

    The lightweight system is aimed at helping fleets unload items which are too big for one man. It is intended to help firms meet health and safety regulations which limit the amount employees are allowed to lift without assistance.

  • Hope Technical Developments

    THE company will be exhibiting the Safe-T-Bar. It acts as a non-slip rear step which will also protect a van from knocks and scrapes when reversing.

    The firm will also be launching the new Safe-T-Bar incorporating a davit-style device with a 90kg lifting capacity.

  • IC things.com

    ICTHINGS.COM, the asset location management specialist, will be showcasing a new version of its web-based management and protection tool at the show.

    The company will be demonstrating a range of new reporting and management features to support and control the IC500e location device for trailers, cargo, plant, vehicles and all mobile assets.

    Icthings.com provides a standalone locating solution that can locate assets independently or as part of a wider asset protection programme.

  • Intellitec MV

    BATTERY power management firm Intellitec will be launching three new products at the show. One is a system that ensures drivers will be able to start their vans even if they have a dead battery.

    Another new launch is a system that allows a vehicle to be programmed to respond automatically to different situations, for example, raising engine revs to power generators when equipment is turned on.

  • Isuzu

    THE firm will be showing its full range, including plans for a major product expansion into the lorry sector. For 3.5-tonne fleet operators there is the Grafter, which will be a core part of the company’s future growth.

  • LDV

    AMONG the six vehicles on the LDV stand, four will be new, including a new minibus with 10-12 seats and a new 17-seat long-wheelbase version. The firm will also be showing a chassis-cab that is due in production for August.

    It is expecting sales to double from 8,000 to 15,000 this year, based around ‘sensible pricing and building to order’.

    The firm’s chief executive, Steve Young, has revealed that in the medium-term the company is planning to launch a range of new vans to expand its current offering. He said: ‘Although there is no committed plan at the moment, in the medium-term we want to have a product offering comparable with that of key competitors.’

  • Lloyds TSB autolease

    LLOYDS TSB autolease is set to unveil an new vehicle conversion at the show, which showcases new technology to reduce overall LCV weight and improve fuel efficiency.

    The company has developed the new Carbon Concept Vehicle (CCV) to demonstrate its commitment to meeting the needs of its LCV operators. Grahame Neagus, head of the specialist commercial vehicle unit (SCVU) at Lloyds TSB autolease, has led a development programme with one of its approved suppliers, Chambers Vehicle Conversions of Stafford.

    The team has produced a revolutionary modular carbon fibre racking and internal storage system for its panel vans.

  • Lombard Vehicle Management

    LCV provider Lombard Vehicle Management will be attending the show at for the first time.

    Lombard, part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, was the first fleet funding company to establish a dedicated van sales unit and now has a fleet of more than 23,000 vans.

    The company’s range of ancillary products and services includes Lombard Fleet Tracker. Tracking is fast becoming an essential tool for van fleet managers as the need to monitor movements increases through the need to be fuel-efficient, the implementation of corporate manslaughter legislation and a new tax regime governing private use of company vans.

  • M1 Marketing

    THE specialist in marketing and press relations for the UK and European CV industry will be at the show for the first time, offering help with trade press coverage, advertising, sales literature, direct mail, show stand production, event management and website creation.

    The M1 stand will serve as an advice centre which offers businesses the opportunity to have a free evaluation of their situation complete with a bespoke marketing proposal.

  • Manheim

    THE auction specialist will broadcast its new LCV Live auctions at the show.

    LCV Live uses the Simulcast platform that broadcasts live pictures and sounds of an auction over the internet. Light commercial vehicle buyers can log on and bid and buy at Manheim’s LCV auction sites from the comfort of their offices. Every van entered is up for grabs, with online buyers competing with buyers physically in attendance in the auction hall.

    The online bids are registered in the hall via flashing plasma screens. Manheim is also launching its updated Fair Wear and Tear Guides for LCVs and HGVs, developed in partnership with the BVRLA.

  • Mercedes-Benz

    MERCEDES-BENZ is putting the emphasis firmly on safety at the show. Visitors will be able to look at a specially prepared Sprinter Safety Van which features all the standard and optional devices available in the range.

    The Sprinter is already one of the safest vans on the roads, with standard equipment including a driver’s airbag, ABS brakes, adaptive ESP traction control, acceleration skid control, brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution. In addition, this van is equipped with passenger, window and thorax airbags, rear reversing camera and a host of other devices.

    After the show, Mercedes will be taking the van on a series of roadshows across the country.

    There is also a renewed emphasis on Sprinter chassis-cabs. Some 27% of all heavy panel vans sold in the UK are chassis-cabs but the proportion of Sprinters is only 24%, a figure Mercedes-Benz believes it can improve upon. During the year there will be new dealer incentives, together with a greater emphasis on Mercedes’ one-shop-stop body solutions.

    Also grabbing its share of attention on the stand will be the new Vito Sport, featuring a chrome grille, alloy wheels, running boards and a 3.0-litre V6 diesel powerplant offering a blistering 204bhp.

  • MIS Fuel Monitoring

    THE fuel specialist firm is presenting a one-stop solution for fuel management which incorporates tank stock management at the show. The MIS solution covers automatic delivery detection and verification as well as input and output reconciliation. The system provides the tools to analyse usage, stock balance and variance over set time periods.

    This will enable fleet operators to perform statistical inventory reconciliation (SIR) – as recommended by the Environment Agency to aid with the detection of leaks.

  • Minorplanet

    TELEMATICS specialist Minorplanet Systems will unveil enhancements to its Vehicle Management Information (VMI) system at the show.

    These new additions to the VMIgreenlight system have been designed for operators of maintenance and service vehicle fleets.

    The Fleet Manager module allows the manager to schedule and assign tasks to either individual vehicles or drivers. The Task Manager module enables each driver to pick up assigned tasks on a PDA.Visitors will be able to try out the systems for themselves using hand-held devices linked to a giant plasma screen.

  • Modec

    MODEC will launch the world’s first high performance, carbon- free urban delivery vehicle at the show.

    The Modec is the first vehicle of its kind – quiet, efficient and with the advantage of zero congestion charge, it has already attracted orders from Tesco and Hildon Water.

    The Modec vehicle will be initially available in a number of model specifications including a box van, a bare chassis-cab and a drop-side flatbed or tipper, with other options also in the pipeline. Covering more than 100 miles, the vehicle can accelerate to 50 mph and has a 2.0-tonne payload.

  • Modul-System

    RACKING specialist Modul-System will be using the show to unveil new products. Modul-Cogo Future Concept is a secure mounting concept which maximises the safety of the mounting by minimising corrosion of the vehicle body.

    The Mobile Concept is a universal cart for transporting and storing tools, machinery and materials, complete with an intelligent electric lift.

  • Nilfisk-Alto

    ‘CLEAN vehicles bring environmental and economic benefits,’ said Karl Kingston, sales and marketing director for cleaning machines maker Nilfisk-Alto.

    ‘We’ll underline this at the show with a range of pressure washers and other equipment for the transport business.’ The firm also says efficient cleaning aids road safety, protects corporate image and helps to cut operating costs.

  • Penny Hydraulics

    A NEW 1,000kg capacity swing lift vehicle-mounted crane will be on show. The new crane complements the company’s range of vehicle-mounted cranes for loads up to 2,000kg and platform lifts for loads up to 550kg.

    These provide operators with efficient, safe and reliable solutions to their load handling requirements and enables them to comply with manual handling regulations.

    All products are designed and manufactured by Penny Hydraulics to eliminate manual handling and reduce the risk of injury to operators and damage to vehicles and loads. The company will also be displaying other vehicle-mounted cranes and platform lifts from its range.

  • Peugeot

    PEUGEOT, returning to the show after four years, will use the event for the world premier of the 207 van.

    The show will also be the UK exhibition debut for the Boxer, launched last autumn and for the new Expert, due for launch this month. Peugeot also says that all its present LCV range can run on an up to 30% biodiesel mix.

  • PM Onboard

    A LOW-COST onboard vehicle overload protection system, the first to be developed specifically for vans and light commercials up to 7.5 tonnes gvw, will be launched at the show.

    Called VanWeigh, it will enable operators and drivers to use the maximum payload capacity of the vehicle without breaching legal maximum axle and gross weight limits.

    Also, by avoiding overloading, active and passive safety is not compromised and premature tyre wear and poor fuel consumption can be avoided. VanWeigh can be fitted within three hours by any workshop, typically by a bodybuilder or franchised van dealer.

  • Polyfont

    SHOW newcomer Polyfont will be displaying its automotive GRP panels for making van bodies. Lightness is the name of the game so as not to reduce payload too much and the French company is the inventor of a modern panel called Carbofont which is a light and strong alternative to the traditional panels. It now comes in thicknesses of 14,17, 20, 25 and 30mm.

  • Proteus Software

    THE warehouse management and logistics management software company will be featuring its van sales software.

    The system treats each van like a moveable mini-warehouse and allows all information on office systems to be updated remotely via PDA to update financial records.

  • Qi Van Systems

    THE vehicle racking and storage specialist will be exhibiting the Qi-k Step, a full width ‘butterfly’ safety step that has been designed and manufactured at its Telford factory and features two separate fold-away steps individually hinged and secured with a sprung bolt, providing a safe solution to vehicle access.

    The fold-up system also allows a trailer to be reversed on full lock without crushing the steps or causing other vehicle damage.

    The steps, which are made from zinc-plated steel and have anti-slip open treads, can be mounted on standard Brink or Witter towbars with full electrics, including the option of reversing sensors.

  • Ratcliff Palfinger

    RATCLIFF Palfinger will launch four new lifts for vans at the show. These will include two new passenger lifts, in response to increased community transport industry.

    With legal requirements in place to ensure that tail lifts are fit-for-purpose Ratcliff Palfinger will also announce plans to help operators meet their responsibilities.

  • Ray Smith Group (RSG)

    ON display at the show will be the Easyloader, an internal lift which doesn’t affect the vehicle’s loadspace.

    It weighs only 150kg and offers a flat platform measuring 1,500m by 1,300mm with a weight capacity of 300kg and 400kg. The Easyloader fits most vans and is CE marked to meet European legislation.

  • Renault

    THERE will be no fewer than 11 products on display at the Renault stand.

    The Kangoo, which is due to be replaced next year, has been facelifted and the range has been simplified while prices drop by £300. A driver-controlled speed limiter and lateral airbags join the options list. Meanwhile the Clio Campus van is £640 less than the previous version and offers new bumper and tailgate design and an mpg figure of 65.8mpg.

    As a crowd pleaser, the new Renault F1 Team car, the R27, will also be on display.

    Meanwhile Renault Trucks will be exhibiting the new Maxity, a Renault-badged version of the Nissan Cabstar light truck.

  • Riverside Truck Rental

    THE firm, a division of NRG Fleet Services, the specialist for spot hire and contract hire solutions, will be exhibiting at the show.

    It will be promoting fleet management, contract hire and truck rental services for the commercial and municipal sectors. With a fleet of vehicles including tractor units, recycling vehicles, refuse vehicles, skip loaders, hook loaders and cage tippers, operating out of three locations within the UK, Riverside Truck Rental says it is able to offer flexible packages to suit individual customer needs.

  • Road Haulage Association

    TIMES are a changing and so is the Road Haulage Association. In response to growing demands for help from Britain’s van fleet market, the organisation is keen to talk to companies in the commercial vehicle sector who might want to get involved and use its resources to improve their operations into the bargain.

  • Rozone

    A RANGE of battery booster packs for vehicles will be on show for the first time on the Rozone stand.

  • Ryders

    RYDERS will be celebrating its 75th birthday at the show and exhibiting a range of car transporters.

    They are built on 3.5-tonne gvw long wheelbase chassis-cabs and to gain extra payload, the bodies are made from an aluminium honeycomb checker plate panel which is used in the aircraft construction industry. New on the stand will be the Mitsubishi L200 with an aluminium beavertail body.

  • Seven Asset Management

    THE firm will be offering free installation and ongoing data access to the core Seven Eye vehicle satellite tracking system for all new contract vehicle hire orders taken from enquiries made at the show.

    Any vehicle orders placed for vehicles within three months of the show for delivery in 2007 and early 2008 will be fitted with one of the most advanced commercial vehicle satellite tracking systems in the market today, free for the life of the vehicle being supplied.

  • Siemens VDO Trading

    THE Siemens stand will feature various products from its range of its services. These include sat-nav, racking, fleet solutions, vehicle conversion and replacement parts. It will also be focusing on its tachograph business and educating 4x4 operators that towing equipment could put them in danger of needing a tacho if they exceed certain weight limits.

  • Teleroute

    A DATING agency for trucks and potential loads is an apt description for Teleroute. The firm has been trading for 20 years and helps vehicles find loads and vice versa. Every day, it has 60,000 users and 150,000 loads on the exchange.

  • Tevo

    VAN racking specialist Tevo will be showing a range of products at the show. Tevo has been installing racking and storage systems into mobile workshops for over 25 years.

    With a modular system from Tevo, it is possible to create something totally bespoke to individual requirements if desired, but many find the solution to their operations among the company’s range of 90 pre-designed storage systems for the most popular makes and models of light commercials including the 4x4 pick-ups.

  • Toyota

    TOYOTA is on a roll following a 20% rise in van sales last year.

    Its stand will feature a refreshed line-up of models with improved specification and a new story to tell with a growth in its network of business centres. On the stand will be a new Hilux which now offers a 3.0-litre engine, while the ageing Hiace (below) has a new look for 2007 with a better single spec grade.

    Meanwhile the Dyna truck is available with a new 3.0-litre engine and a choice of body styles – tipper, dropside or box van.

  • Tracker Network

    TRACKER will be exhibiting its Reporter Vehicle Asset Management (VAM) system at the show. Fitting Reporter to a vehicle fleet enables operators access to a vast array of vital information about its fleet, 24 hours a day, via the Tracker website.

    The firm says it is easy to install, easy to use and delivers immediate results that make a real difference.

    The knowledge Reporter provides enables better business decisions and major savings, both in the short term by identifying inefficiencies and in the long term by giving an insight to improve the way a business operates.


    VISITORS to the Tranman stand will be able to see the launch of the new Civica branding as well as demonstrations of the latest version of the software, Tranman release 8 and the new Fleet Service Desk capability.

    The latest version of Tranman, release 8 includes new features for faster data browsing, easier navigation and completely flexible, intuitive screen layouts. Release 8 has been re-engineered to provide a simple way for users to access and enter information in the way that best suits their role and requirements.

  • Truck Protect

    THE provider of fuel anti-siphon solutions will be showcasing its product range at the show. Taking centre stage will be the range of InstantFit Neck-It devices which over the past 12 months have become the UK’s best seller with 10,000 units now in the marketplace.

    The problem of fuel theft is rife and one which is costing the transport and distribution industry millions of pounds. By offering a simple solution, TruckProtect is confident that this problem can be eradicated. The TruckProtect range fits all types of commercial vehicle.

  • Vauxhall

    Vauxhall will have its biggest stand ever and will include the first public appearance of the new Corsa Van.

    There will also be two concept vehicles at the show, but Vauxhall is keeping them under wraps until the day. There will also be a range of conversions, including a crew-cab tipper Movano and a Movano with a Luton body. In addition, there will be a wide range of customer vehicles on show.

  • Vision Alert Automotive

    WARNING safety specialist Vision Alert Automotive is launching a new range of CCTV vehicle safety systems designed to help maximise reversing safety. Vision Alert’s new programme provides a range of camera and monitor combinations.

    With more than 30 kits, the Vision Alert CCTV range has a solution for most vehicles and fleets.

    Compact monitors and minicams are ideal for light commercial vans, while a new range of mirror and shutter cameras provides the all round vision needed for articulated vehicles and drawbar units.

  • VeriLocation

    THE telematics and GPS fleet tracking systems provider is launching two new products at the show.

    The VL-CANbus analyses driver performance and extracts raw data from the engine’s CANbus (Common Area Network) and monitors more than 120,000 records a minute.

    This data is summarised into ‘journey events’ which are analysed to provide information about each driver’s performance.

    The new VL-Trailer enables fleets to track trailers in real-time, independently of the cab.

    All components are installed in a self-contained box, which is secured to the trailer chassis. VL-Trailer is fully waterproof, has an independent power source and requires no aerials or external wires.

  • Volkswagen

    THE German manufacturer had a good year in 2006, with sales rising by 12%. Its three van offerings – Caddy, Transporter and Crafter – will all be on show.

    The Caddy will be complete with DSG automatic gearbox, while among the Transporter range will be a passenger-carrying Sportline Kombi model which has a payload of over 1,000kg and an engine with 174bhp on offer. There will be numerous bodystyles for the new Crafter which can be bought off the shelf from VW van centres.

    Also making its debut will be the Atacama concept vehicle, a futuristic design based on the four-wheel drive Crafter.

  • Witter Towbars

    WITTER will be introducing a new flange ball towbar system for the Land Rover Discovery 3 at the show.

    The towbar, part number R39, will be the first towbar available in the aftermarket for the Discovery 3 and will for the first time provide the consumer with a cost-effective alternative to the official Land Rover product.

    The towbar has been type approved to 94/20EC by the UK Vehicle Certification Authority. In addition to the statutory testing requirements, Witter also subjected the towbar to one of its extreme testing programmes which was carried out at the MIRA testing facility.

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