STF PR Pic 1 2012

STF International takes 18 Krone Profi curtainsiders

STF International, the groupage and complete loads specialist is operating 18 Profi Liner curtainsiders from Krone Trailers UK which, says the company, come with an essential ‘passport’ for its Swiss/European operation. Code EN 12642 is the European standard for trailer body structure and load securing and according to SFT, a pre requisite when negotiating transport contracts across Europe. Continue reading

Guy Heywood

Michelin appoints new commercial director

Michelin has appointed Guy Heywood as Commercial Director of its truck and bus operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland.Heywood, 45, brings more than 14 years of experience at Michelin to the role, having served the last two years as National Sales Manager of Michelin’s commercial vehicle tyre operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Heywood’s broader experience at Michelin includes four years as Production Manager at the Stoke-on-Trent-based Remix plant. Continue reading

FTA pleased to partner IRTE

The news that the London Borough of Redbridge’s workshop in Ilford, and Pullman Fleet Services’ Stoke and Livingston sites, are the first to gain full IRTE Workshop Accreditation – the Institute of Road Transport Engineers’ mark of quality assurance for maintenance providers – has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which supports the scheme. Continue reading

FTA welcomes long awaited Severn tolls report

Following the release today (5 November 2012) of the Welsh Report -‘The Impact of the Severn Tolls on the Welsh Economy,’ the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is optimistic that finally there is room for further discussion over the relaxation of tolls at the Severn Crossings, and welcomes the fact that the debate has begun in earnest. Continue reading