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June 2011

Mercedes-Benz to Axe the Mercedes-Benz Axor

June 23, 2011

It was announced at the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz Actros on 21st June this year that the new model would not only replace the outgoing Actros tractor unit at the start of next year, but this same model series would also replace the Actros’s smaller brother the Axor. [...]

The new 2012 Model Mercedes-Benz Actros

June 22, 2011

Mercedes-Benz has just launched their brand-new Actros. With 700,000 of the previous model sold over the last 15 years, the new Actros comes with a solid heritage. The most significant feature of the launch of the new Actros is that it not only replaces the outgoing model, but also the Mercedes Axor. [...]

Ryder Buys Hill Hire plc

June 15, 2011

Ryder Europe has announced that it has completed the purchase of 100% of the equity in nationwide truck rental and contract hire company Hill Hire from Lloyds Banking Group. The cash transaction values Hill Hire at £154 million. [...]

DAF Dealer, ChassisCab Pay ‘loyalty’ Bonus to Staff

June 15, 2011

ChassisCab - the Suffolk and Cambridgshire-based family DAF Trucks dealership – has given a £4,600 cheque to one of its employees who has qualified for a loyalty award after completing his apprenticeship and a total of 9 years of service with the company. [...]

Simon Elliot Moves from VW Vans to VW Eire

June 14, 2011

Simon Elliott, currently Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the UK, is to take up the position of Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Ireland in August this year. He succeeds Paul Willis, who moves to a senior role within the Volkswagen Group in China. [...]

New Fuel Saving Device from Chameleon

June 10, 2011

There have been many claims for bolt-on devices that will save fuel in the past. The new Econospeed sold by Chameleon looks like it should really work. It uses a straightforward approach that is starting to be made available as an option on new Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles. [...]

Ditchburn Trucks in 14 Truck Isuzu Deal

June 9, 2011

Merseyside Isuzu Truck dealer Ditchburn Trucks has just sold 14 new 5 Ton Isuzu Fridge units to a well-established produce merchant in Preston. The company has already supplied the first 3 units with the rest being delivered over the next few months. [...]