Fast-growing trailer rental firm Hireco is investing in new tracking technology as well as new trailers as director James Smith tells Steve Hobson With a fleet of 5,000 trailers, all under five years old, Berkshire-based Hireco ranked fifth in MT’s first CV Informer league table of trailer rental firms. Director James Smith has ambitions to increase the fleet to 8,000, which would leapfrog it to number three behind TIP and Ryder – not bad for a company founded just 15 […]
APC Overnight expects to have its new £15m Cannock facility up to full operational effectiveness within the month. Cannock will replace the company’s existing facility in Essington, Staffordshire, and at present about 35% of the network’s business volumes have been shifted across to the new facility.
The European logistics director at Kimberly-Clark believes operators should push the DfT to introduce “super” semi-trailers into in its longer semi-trailer trial. Peter Surtees, European logistics director at Kimberly-Clark, was speaking after the publication of a University of Huddersfield report on high capacity vehicles (HCVs) last week. Impact Assessment: High-Capacity Vehicles, which was sponsored by the firm, claims operators could cut fuel consumption and carbon emissions by between 11% and 19% per unit of load (on a pallet/km basis) by […]
Motor Transport, in partnership with the BVRLA, is currently compiling a ‘who’s who’ of the UK commercial vehicle rental and leasing sector, and we want to hear from every sized player in this market. The data we are collecting will be turned into a supplement featuring the top 250 rental and leasing companies and will provide a detailed analysis of the sector for road transport operators. If your organisation rents or leases trucks, trailers or light goods vehicles, then you […]