THOMAS HARDIE APPRENTICE TECHNICIAN TAKES TOP TRAINING AWARDS

Thomas Hardie Commercials, Preston Depot Manager Neil Crook (left) steps up to receive the prestigious ‘Jim Keyden’ Award for Graduating Apprentice of the Year 2012 from Volvo Managing Director Göran Nyberg on behalf of the winner Sam Archer who could not be there.

The annual Volvo Trucks and Volvo Bus & Coach Training Awards ceremony was held this year in the East Midlands at the Donington Park Conference Centre, which is located close to the paddock at the famous race circuit. The prestigious ‘Jim Keyden’ Award for the ‘Graduating Apprentice of the Year 2012’ was won by Sam […]

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New Commercial Vehicle MD For Mercedes-Benz UK

Michael Kamper, MD Commercial Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz UK

Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd has announced the appointment of Michael Kamper as managing director, commercial vehicles. The company has been operating under the temporary stewardship of Sam Whittaker, truck sales and marketing manager since the departure of Ian Jones in April, after an extended period of leave. Mr Kamper, 46, joins the business during July, and […]

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Ex Scania Man for MAN CEO Role

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Previous Head of Production and Logistics at Scania, Anders Nielsen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of MAN Truck & Bus AG. And come September will sit on the MAN supervisory board alongside current Scania Boss Leif Oestling in his role as main VW board member for trucks. Anders Nielsen joined Scania in 1987 and […]

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Martin Lundstedt appointed CEO of Scania

Martin Lundstedt

The Board of Directors of Scania has appointed Martin Lundstedt new President and Chief Executive Officer of Scania AB. He takes up his new position on 1 September 2012 and succeeds Leif Östling, who has been appointed member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG. Martin Lundstedt, born in 1967, has a Master of […]

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New Sales Team for Euro Commercials

Mike Boyes

South Wales Mercedes-Benz dealer Euro Commercials has demonstrated its confidence in the future by appointing three seasoned sales professionals. Euro’s new Truck Sales Manager Mike Boyes has been joined by Fleet Sales Manager Paul Kirby and Used Truck & Fuso Canter Sales Specialist Dean Stone. Nathan Black, General Sales Manager at Euro Commercials, declared: “We’re […]

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NEW MANAGER FOR SCHMITZ PARTS CENTRE

Paul Alban

  Paul Alban has been appointed as Parts Manager UK & Ireland at Schmitz Cargobull, a role fundamental to the future expansion of the company’s parts operation at its new headquarters in Warrington, Cheshire. Alban – who marks his fifteenth year with the trailer manufacturer this year – has hit the ground running having been […]

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Truck Technicians celebrated at awards

Rob Ellement (left)

The IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) has hosted a special award ceremony to highlight the achievements of two talented commercial vehicle technicians. Irtec is a renewable assessment scheme certifying the theoretical and practical skills of heavy goods, light commercial and Passenger Carrying Vehicle technicians. The irtec Awards, hosted by SOE Patron John Ratcliff CBE […]

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NISSAN VANS APPOINTS NEW VAN FLEET SALES MANAGER

Matthew Dale

Nissan has appointed a new national LCV sales manager, reinforcing the brand’s intent to further build its LCV sales and market share in the UK. Matthew Dale joins Nissan from Lombard where he built the light commercial fleet from 500 to 23,000 vehicles in just 10 years working with major fleet customers such as BSkyB, […]

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RON CATER (1928 – 2012) ex Volvo Trucks Driver Development and Demonstration Manager

Ron Cater, ex Volvo Trucks Driver Development and Demonstration Manager who has died aged 84

Ron Cater, who died on 18th March after a short illness, was one of the truck industry’s great characters whose perfectionism and hard work contributed so much towards making Volvo Trucks the success it is today in the UK and Ireland.  For over 20 years, until his retirement in 1996, Ron was Driver Development and […]

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European Success for Wessex DAF Technician

Tom (l) and Nick Stewart, Service Manager, Wessex DAF

Tom Yelland, a Master Technician and former apprentice of Wessex DAF Trucks, a dealership based at Heathfield, Newton Abbot, has recently represented the UK in DAF’s very first ‘European Technician of the Year’ competition. During the three year apprenticeship programme Tom, age 28, achieved runner up twice and winner once in the annual DAF ‘Apprentice […]

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