January 2017

Industry News
January 3 ATS Euromaster expands deal with Arval - ATS Euromaster has secured its position as primary tyre supplier to major vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval, which leases more than 150,000 cars and vans in the UK [read more....]
January 3 Fuel Efficient Range T high is in for the long haul with Virginia Transport - Driver comfort and fuel efficiency were key factors in Virginia Transport Limited’s decision to once again select Renault Trucks for its replacement vehicles [read more....]
January 4 Gavin Griffiths breaks new ground with fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz Arocs - So delighted was the Swansea-based Gavin Griffiths Group with its first Mercedes-Benz rigid truck that it promptly returned to South Wales Dealer Euro Commercials with an order for a second, identical vehicle [read more....]
January 5 EFFITRAILER™ system a perfect fit for fashion logistics specialist P&H Contract Services - Road transport and fashion logistics specialist P&H Contract Services is to fit Michelin solutions’ EFFITRAILER™ system to 20 trailers as part of an ongoing fleet renewal [read more....]
January 9 Volvo FM with freeview'bags' top spot at Coalville's E M Transport - The versatility of the Volvo FM 6x2 tag-axle, rear-steer rigid in drawbar configuration, persuaded E. M. Transport of Coalville in Leicestershire to take delivery of another vehicle [read more....]
January 9 Hargreaves plays it safe with Mercedes-Benz Arocs - An absolute commitment to the protection of its own drivers and other road users led bulk materials logistics specialist Hargreaves Services plc to order a fleet of 21 Mercedes-Benz tractor units [read more....]
January 11 IVECO secures conquest heavy truck order from John Pointon & Sons - Sherwood Truck & Van is delivering a fleet of eight IVECO Stralis Hi-Way 6x2 tractor units into service with Staffordshire-based John Pointon & Sons [read more....]
January 12 FreightForce rewards its drivers with ‘six of the best’ from Mercedes-Benz - Norwich-based FreightForce has underlined its determination to retain the best drivers while also attracting new ones by commissioning six new Mercedes-Benz tractors [read more....]
January 16 Dunmow Waste Management coninues expansion with four Volvo FL skip loaders - Dunmow Waste Management of Chelmsford, attributes reliability, manoeuvrability and the residual values of its new Volvo FL skip loaders as the prime differentiators when it came to the decision to grow the company’s fleet [read more....]
January 17 Northwards renews robust reefers from Schmitz Cargobull - Logistics provider Northwards has readied its robust reefer fleet for business on the Shetland Islands by taking on four new trailers from Schmitz Cargobull [read more....]
January 19 Wincanton invests in safe, efficient Mercedes-Benz trucks - After seeing the latest Mercedes-Benz safety systems in action, Wincanton has ordered 100 tractor units fitted with this ground-breaking technology [read more....]
January 24 ICL leads on safety with new Mercedes-Benz Actros fleet - An unstinting commitment to safety across all aspects of its operation was key to the decision by the Essex-based Industrial Chemicals Group to order a new fleet of 38 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units [read more....]
January 25 Commercial vehicle registrations: +11.6% in 2016; +10.4% in December - In 2016, the EU market showed consistent growth (+11.6%) and rose for the fourth year in a row, reaching 2,324,371 million commercial vehicles registered. Throughout the year, the five big markets performed better than in 2015. Italy (+49.9%) showed the most significant increase, followed by Spain (+11.3%), France (+8.3%), Germany (+7.0%) and the UK (+1.2%) [read more....]
January 26 Targeted safety measures needed to prevent road deaths among young drivers - Zero tolerance on drink driving, additional hazard perception training and graduated driver licensing schemes should become the norm in order to help tackle the disproportionate risks faced by young drivers and motorcycle riders in Europe, according to a new report [read more....]
January 26 Volvo returns to Sureway Express Fleet after five year absence - Citing Volvo’s proven reliability as one of the main reasons, Palletforce member Sureway Express Transport of Bristol has taken delivery of the company’s first new Volvo trucks for five years [read more....]
January 26 IVECO Stralis NP, the first natural gas truck for long-haul operations - IVECO Stralis NP, the first natural gas truck for long-haul operations, has been voted “Project of the Year” at the European Gas Awards of Excellence 2017, during the European Gas Conference [read more....]
January 27 Iceland extends its commitment to Renault Trucks - Iceland, one of Britain’s fastest-growing and most innovative retailers, has ordered an additional 79 Range T tractor units and appointed two Renault Trucks approved dealers [read more....]
January 30 IVECO Eurocargo keeps Deane’s Removals moving - Welsh family firm Deane’s Removals has updated a key vehicle in its four-strong fleet with a 14-tonne IVECO Eurocargo [read more....]
January 31 Mercedes-Benz trucks are the pick of the crop for Tri Counties Biogas - Tri Counties Biogas is benefiting from “amazing” fuel economy and efficient night-time maintenance and repair back-up by its local Dealer after commissioning five new Mercedes-Benz trucks [read more....]
January 31 Andover Trailers launches new generation of step-frame - Andover Trailers has launched a new generation of tri-axle step frame trailers, designed to carry a wide range of machines whilst maintaining a flat deck [read more....]
January 31 DFDS cuts road miles with first 44-pallet Gray & Adams trailers - The operator’s latest consignment includes its first two 44-pallet double-deck trailers and four more Eurorail (round rail) single-deckers for transporting hanging pork [read more....]

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