Eddie Stobart has relaunched its Training Academy and Driving School, offering would-be new HGV drivers finance to help fund their licence acquisition and a guaranteed interview with Britain’s best-known haulier.
Up to 150 operators believed to be operating illegally in the London waste sector are to be targeted in a joint operation between the DVSA, Environment Agency (EA) and the Met Police.
Gasrec has bet a small fortune on the future of natural gas as a road transport fuel. Chief executive Rob Wood tells Steve Hobson that the odds are moving in its favour. For those in the road transport industry with long memories, the era of gas-powered vehicles has dawned before – but proved to be false. Will things be different this time, as diesel is not only more expensive now but is being demonised for its carbon dioxide, particulate and […]
A recent ExxonMobil survey of European fleet managers found 40% of those polled cited continued challenging economic conditions and volatile markets as their biggest business challenges.
The Cartwright Group has been based in Altrincham, Cheshire, since 1952, and while the core of the business is still designing and manufacturing on average 80 trailers and rigid bodies a week it now has many more strings to its bow. Its Rentals division has almost 6,500 trailers available for rent; Finance Sales can provide a variety of funding options; Used Sales refurbishes and sells around 800 used trailers each year; Parts & Spares sells repair and maintenance parts; Conversions […]
Henrik Henriksson took over the top job as president and CEO of Scania in January 2016, succeeding Per Hallberg, who had been filling the role since April 2015 when Martin Lundstedt defected to head up rival Volvo. Aged just 45, Henriksson was previously head of sales and marketing, having joined Scania as a management trainee in 1997. “It is the first time in Scania’s history that we have a non-engineer as CEO,” he says. “It is a sign of the […]
As the world’s largest new tyre manufacturer, turning over $28bn (£22bn) a year, it might seem surprising that Bridgestone also has a significant retread operation. It purchased global cold cure retread franchise Bandag, largely for its huge US operation, and acquired UK hot cure specialist Bulldog in Bourne, Lincolnshire. The fortunes of truck tyre retreaders have waxed and waned in the past decade as a period of high prices and shortages of new tyres prior to 2011 has since been […]
At the Motor Transport Awards we will be holding a very unusual auction in support of our industry charity Transaid. Instead of winning holidays or the latest gadgets, guests will be able to bid on three very well-known interns who will come and work for your company for a day. These are not your usual young and green interns – they are all industry superstars who you can use in any way you see fit from washing trucks to a day’s […]
ExxonMobil has produced the definitive guide to total cost of ownership (TCO), from how to calculate and measure it to the steps operators can take to reduce it, including the use of high performance lubricants. The guide is available as a free download and, to launch this invaluable aid to keeping a lid on costs, ExxonMobil in association with Motortransport.co.uk held a webinar on the subject of TCO. The expert panel included James Hookham, deputy chief executive of the FTA […]
The biggest night of the road transport year, the Motor Transport Awards, is less than a week away, and the last few tables are selling fast. Everyone who is anyone in road transport will be at the Awards, which will see 20 iconic trophies handed to the best companies in road transport as well as top class entertainment and fine dining in the Grosvenor House Hotel on 5 July. Last year over 1,500 guests reading like a who’s who of […]