David Cussan’s Gardening Leave Over with a New Job at Scania

Scania(Great Britain) Limited has appointed David Cussans to the position of Regional Executive Director for the South West with effect from 18 January 2010. In addition to the role of Regional Executive Director, David will also be the Aftersales Director for Scania’s South West region.

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Truck Makers call for Euro6 Delay

Iveco’s Chief Executive Officer, Paolo Monferino, addressing a Brussels event called for Euro 6 implementation to be put back a further two years to allow the truckmakers to recover from the recession and allow them to invest the billions required to meet the standard.

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DIRECTORS BUY RENAULT TRUCKS DISTRIBUTOR, JDS TRUCKS

Renault Trucks distributor, JDS Trucks Ltd., has been bought by its three directors, Mark Griffiths, Peter Glover and Richard Davies, from former owner Peter Harper.

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NEW VOLVO TRUCKS TO HELP LAUNCH NEW CHEESE BRANDING

FJ Need (Foods) Limited, the Cheshire based cheese supplier, recently unveiled two new Volvo FH-500’s revealing new livery to mark the final phase of the company’s brand development project.

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DAF four-cylinder LF models with EEV engines as standard

From spring 2008, EEV compliant engines have been available as an option across the DAF Range. From the beginning of January next year, all models of the LF Range – often used for urban and city centre applications – which are powered by the PACCAR FR 4.5 litre four-cylinder engine will be EEV compliant as standard. Without the fitment of a soot filter, particulate emission values are realised that were long thought to be only achievable with gas engines.

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Mercedes Sprinters are on the menu for Creed

Creed Foodservice hit on a tasty solution to problems with unreliable vans – it switched to Mercedes-Benz.
The Gloucestershire-based company invested in three Mercedes Sprinter 315CDI Long vans, which arrived via Tewkesbury dealer Mudie-Bond.

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MAN WINS WELSH WASTE ORDER FROM WILLIAMS

Skip-hire and recycling specialists, Williams a Williams in Pwllheli, North Wales, has taken delivery of a bespoke 8×4 draw-bar combination from local MAN Truck Centre in Wrexham, AN Richards, for bulk recycling operations.

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Pre-Budget Report

Not a great deal of good news in the Chancellor’s pre-budget report on Wednesday.
We are all to pay an extra 0.5% in NI contributions, as are our employers from April 2011, although for lower earners the news is not so bad, as the point at which we start paying NI is also to rise.

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Multipart confirms commitment to LDV Operators

After its takeover by the Indian automotive conglomerate TVS Group, Multipart Supply Chain Solutions has confirmed its commitment to offer parts to LDV vans and minibus operators.

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HIGH DEMAND FOR USED PANEL VANS IN LEAD UP TO CHRISTMAS

Medium-sized panel vans costing between £2,000 and £4,000 will be in high demand during December, as many small businesses seek low-cost solutions for short-term delivery needs in the lead up to Christmas, according to Glass’s – publisher of Glass’s Guide to Commercial Vehicle Values.

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