Francis Transport (Northwich) has acquired, on five-year lease, 30 replacement trailers from TIP Trailer Services. The new curtainsiders – all 13.6m units from SDC with an internal height of 3.1m– will be used on low-mileage work within the UK for the transport of lightweight items, such as plastic bottles for major customer Alpla. Francis Transport also moves tissue paper and other packaging products for a range of clients. Director John Francis told Motortransport.co.uk that the firm was a long-term Boalloy […]
Refrigerated-rental firm Petit Forestier is to buy leasing and rental provider Fraikin in a deal that will create a European player with combined sales of €1.3bn (£1.09bn).
Brit European Transport is investing in a fleet of 24 new dual-fuel vehicles to service a contract with long-term customer and construction equipment manufacturer JCB. The firm, which has worked with JCB for 15 years, has just signed a new five-year deal with optional two-year extension to distribute finished JCB products from production sites in Staffordshire to dealers and export ports around the country. The dual-fuel trucks, all Mercedes-Benz Actros diesel/compressed natural gas (CNG) 6×2 tractive units, are being brought […]
Parcel carrier network APC Overnight has added four new double-deck longer semi-trailers to its fleet.