17) Wolfgang Bernhard – chairman, Commercial Vehicle Board of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) A member of Daimler’s board of management, Bernhard’s task as head of ACEA is to represent truck makers in their negotiations with the European Commission over the next set of emissions standards for commercial vehicles. Unless he can convince the rule makers in Brussels that heavy trucks must be treated very differently from cars and light vans, all the efficiency gains that the industry has […]
18) James Wilson, CEO, Palletways After two decades with TNT, Edinburgh-based James Wilson was ready for a new challenge. That came in the shape of Palletways, which he bought with backing from Phoenix Equity Partners in 2004.
2) George Osborne MP Title: Chancellor of the Exchequer To put it simply, the chancellor makes this list as he decides operators’ cost-bases.
11) Geoff Dunning, chief exec, RHA and 12) Theo de Pencier, chief exec, FTA While the year-end disappointment of the failure to get a cut in fuel duty may rankle, with hindsight the joint campaigning between the industry’s pre-eminent trade associations (fronted by the FairFuelUK lobby) may be seen as a masterstroke. During this time of “austerity Britain”; “We’re all in it together” and “fixing the roof while the sun shines” holding off a lucrative tax rise for the Treasury […]