Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bibby targets longer semi-trailer growth

June 27, 2013
Bibby targets longer semi-trailer growth

Logistics specialist Bibby Distribution is to utilise its full allocation of 25 longer semi-trailers (LSTs) with the delivery of twelve 15.65m models underway, adding to the 13 identical Don-Bur trailers which joined the fleet in 2012. Each trailer is 2.05m longer than the current maximum permitted length.

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Industry first for Intertruck

June 26, 2013
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Intertruck, the UK’s leading commercial vehicle parts distributor, hosted a conference recently that provided a unique opportunity for the industry to discuss key elements of the marketplace and to share views on how the CV parts supply chain could be further improved.

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FTA’s Tillyer relected as EuroTra President

June 26, 2013

James Tillyer of the Freight Transport Association’s Consultancy team has been re-elected President of the European Transport Training Association (EuroTra) for a further two-year term at the organisation’s Summer General Assembly meeting in Bucharest.

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FTA welcomes funding for infrastructure

June 26, 2013

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the £9.5 billion earmarked for investment in infrastructure for the period starting April 2015, announced today in the Chancellor’s Spending Round Statement, and the recognition that improved transport links are vital for economic recovery.

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GT Radial extends medium sized truck tyre portfolio

June 25, 2013

GT Radial is continuing to build its comprehensive portfolio for medium sized trucks by launching two new sizes of its popular GAR820 regional all-position pattern tyre.

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Transport companies can now register for French Ecotaxe

June 25, 2013

Transport companies, truck fleet managers and drivers can now use DKV Euro Service’s online registration form to register for the French national roads levy Ecotaxe, which is due to be introduced from October 2013.

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MCL adds two Classic Volvo FH 6×2 Globetrotter XL tractors

June 25, 2013
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Attracted to the Volvo truck range by a winning combination of excellent fuel returns and competitive rental costs, Newport, Gwent-based logistics company MCL UK, recently added two Classic Volvo FH 6×2 Globetrotter XL tractors to its 65-strong fleet.

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PC Howard appoints new business development manager

June 25, 2013
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PC Howard, a logistics company with over 70 years’ experience in road transport and freight distribution, has appointed a new Business Development Manager.

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New appointment at IMS

June 25, 2013
Jonathan Eldridge

Jonathan Eldridge has recently been appointed Area Sales Manager – Fleets North for IMS Limited, the exclusive distributors of SAF Axle Systems in the UK and Ireland.

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Fontaine Couples Up to Mercedes and Dunlop

June 24, 2013

Racing tyre specialist Dunlop Motorsport recently specified 15 Actros 1842 BigSpace tractor units from Mercedes-Benz dealer, Midlands Truck & Van.

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irtec receives top recognition from Brake

June 24, 2013

irtec, IRTE’s technician licensing scheme for the road transport industry, recently received top recognition from road safety charity Brake.

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Jersey police force chooses Gray & Adams

June 24, 2013
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States of Jersey Police is running an ultra-low, six-cell custodial vehicle designed specifically for use in a detention bay with restricted access at force headquarters in St Helier. Based on a 7.5-tonne DAF LF 45 chassis, its state-of-the-art body is the work of Gray & Adams’ Specialist Vehicles Division and built to full Prisoner Escort &…

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