Kumho Makes Return To Truck Tyre Market

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Kumho has returned to the UK commercial tyre market with, it claims, a new sales structure and better products than ever before. The company’s newly-formed truck tyre department is headed by former Bridgestone commercial vehicle specialist Steve Millar. Miller commented: “The product is far more competitive than ever before and, I can honestly say, now […]

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Schmitz Cargobull Appoints First National Sales Manager – Truck Bodies

Simon Lake

Schmitz Cargobull (UK) has demonstrated its commitment to growing sales of temperature controlled bodies for rigid trucks, following the appointment of the company’s first National Sales Manager – Truck Bodies. Simon Lake brings 25 years of industry experience to the new position, on the back of senior roles within Allfleet Bodyshop Services and Truck Engineering, […]

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New Commercial Manager For Andover Trailers

Bob Gowans

Chartered Mechanical Engineer Bob Gowans has joined Andover Trailers to take on a new role as Commercial Manager, bringing with him over a decade of experience within the heavy truck sector. Gowans joins the Hampshire-based plant body and heavy haulage trailer manufacturer after four years at Mercedes-Benz, where he held the role of Heavy Truck […]

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BCA Wins At LeasePlan Supplier Excellence Awards

Robert Hazelwood

BCA has won two awards in the 2015 LeasePlan Supplier Excellence Awards. BCA Nottingham was recognised as the centre of the year for the third year running whilst BCA Remarketing Services, based in Peterborough, secured the award for best remarketing services company. The BCA Nottingham team received the award in recognition for the outstanding performance […]

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Foreign Hauliers HGV Levy Generates £44million

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The HGV levy has raised more than £44million from foreign HGVs in its first year of operation. Foreign truck operators from 90 countries purchased more than 1.8million levies. Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said: “The HGV levy is proving a huge success and it is absolutely right that all trucks using UK roads should make a […]

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Juratek Team Expands

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Juratek Ltd has welcomed two more industry recognised professionals to the team. Matt Wrench has joined as UK Sales Manager for Car and Light Commercial Vehicles and Neil Glassford as UK Manager for Commercial Vehicles. Wrench comes with 23 years in the Motor Trade under his belt, with 15 years of those spent as Management […]

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Northside Scoops Up At Mercedes-Benz Truck Awards

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Northside Truck & Van enjoyed a night to remember at the latest celebration of Mercedes-Benz Truck Dealer excellence. The franchisee claimed no fewer than three of the evening’s eight awards including the biggest prize of all – the Truck Dealer of the Year title. It also won the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Truck Team trophy, while […]

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Impressive Growth In UK CV Production

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UK commercial vehicle manufacturing was up 33.7% in February, to 8,344 units. That saw production increase by 6.5% in the first two months of 2015, with 13,787 CVs manufactured. Demand from the domestic market drove the sector performance, buoyed by strong exports. “The surge in output from UK commercial vehicle manufacturers in February has put […]

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Volkswagen Reveals Sketch Of Forthcoming Sixth-Generation Transporter

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed a sketch of the sixth-generation Transporter, ahead of its official world premiere on 15 April. Although VW mentioned no other details about the new model in their press release, the T6 is expected to retain the T5’s underpinnings whilst the model’s design is expected to be inspired by the Tristar […]

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Volkswagen Launches New Racking Solution

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a new range of racking and storage solutions to suit all trades. The internal and external storage solutions have been developed in partnership with Sortimo and Rhino Products and are now available from Volkswagen’s Van Centre network. Outside Rhino Products has added a number of ‘next generation’ roof rack and […]

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