Laundry-company Fishers Services has taken delivery of 25 Euro-5 Mercedes-Benz Axor trucks under derogation via Ryder. The Axors are fitted with tail lifts and 27ft box bodies. They come after Fishers took 24 Daf trucks and Mercedes vans from Ryder late last year. All are replacements for the operator’s 87-strong fleet. Michael Jones, MD of Fishers, said: “Having a first-rate HGV delivery fleet is fundamental to the reliable and flexible service that Fishers provides out hotel customers. “This investment is […]
Ray Ashworth had an illustrious career at DAF Trucks but it was his work to improve the industry’s image, promote career opportunities and develop apprenticeships that won over the judges.
Salford Van Hire has embarked on a vehicle buying spree, with the purchase of more than 300 new units for its fleet.
Heavy truck sales are expected to surge at least 10% in 2013 compared with this year as operators delay buying Euro-6 vehicles, which will replace Euro-5 in 2014. The predicted spike in Euro-5 sales in 2013 is expected to result in longer lead times for new trucks. One operator, Andrew Spence-Wolrich, general manager of bulk specialist Hargreaves Transport, has been told he must order Euro-5 trucks by March 2013 to be sure of getting them. Truck makers MT spoke to […]