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Stobart and AW Jenkinson buy another 1,000 Scanias

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

Stobart Group and A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products have struck a second joint procurement deal with Scania to take delivery of a combined 1,000 trucks over the next two years. Between March 2012 and December 2013 Stobart and A.W. Jenkinson will take a mixture of R-series and G-series models. The first 300 will enter service this year with 700 more entering both fleets ahead of the introduction of Euro-6 on 31 December 2013. The deal replicates one struck in January 2010, […]

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ND enjoys a good cuppa

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has won a three-year contract with Tata Global Beverages for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas, with its shared-user network cited as a major factor in clinching the deal. The contract will see ND relocate the warehousing from the current Tetley warehouse at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, to its own Merlin warehousing facility in Manchester, which will be shared with existing occupant, Kellogg’s. The facility will also consolidate goods from manufacturer Kimberly-Clark’s northern distribution centre […]

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Harlequin picks up Kellogg’s

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

Haulage consortium Harlequin Logistics  has injected some snap, crackle and pop into its five members after revealing that its first contract has been signed with Kellogg’s. Harlequin will deliver some 15,000 Kellogg’s loads per year from the cereal manufacturers depot in Manchester to retailers’ RDCs, wholesalers and cash and carry outlets nationwide. Founder Paul Smith told MT earlier this month (6 Feb) that it was also set to start work on a second, as yet undisclosed, contract, this month with […]

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DPD goes carbon neutral

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

B2C parcel giant DPD says it is enhancing its green credentials by providing carbon neutral shipping from its five major European markets at no extra cost to the customer. The initiative, badged Total Zero, will see the company build on measures to reduce its carbon footprint as well as buy carbon credits to offset remaining CO2 from its 2.5m daily parcel movements. From July, business and consumer shipments to all destinations around the world from France, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Belgium […]

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Co-op takes delivery of 330 Carrier Transicold units

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

The Co-operative Group has taken delivery of 330 new Carrier Transicold refrigeration units to coincide with the final stage of development at its RDC in Andover, Hampshire. The order includes 171 Supra 950 multi-temperature systems mounted to 18- and 26-tonne Scania rigids, and 159 Vector 1850 units fitted to Gray & Adams refrigerated trailers. The units will join a “full-strength fleet” at the Co-op’s 467,000ft² Andover facility, which opened in July 2011 and handles 1.3 million cases of fresh, frozen, […]

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Carlson buys car transporter assets

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

Carlson Vehicle Transfer, part of Groupe Cat, has bought some of the remaining assets of Quantum Automotive out of administration. Quantum appointed administrators Simon Plant and Daniel Plant of SFP on 31 January just days before the assets of sister-firm Sensible Transport were acquired by Autologic after it fell into administration with debts of almost £1m. Stuart Warren, MD of Carlson, tells MT: “We bought a few remaining assets and we are looking to take on a contract with one […]

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Bow moves to UPN

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

Derbyshire’s Bow Distribution has moved from UK Pallets to the United Pallet Network (UPN), ending an eight-year relationship with its former network. Bow made the switch last month and is covering the same DE postcode for UPN. It has been replaced at UK Pallets by Allegro Transport. Andy Bowd, chairman at Bow Distribution, says: “With UPN we now have access to micro and quarter pallets and can therefore offer our customers a greater range of product.” Bowd adds that UPN’s […]

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Orwell Truck & Van open new ATF in Ipswich

February 12, 2012 Motor Transport

East Anglia’s Mercedes-Benz dealer Orwell Truck & Van has spent £600,000 on a new VOSA-approved Authorised Test Facility (ATF). The dedicated lane is at Orwell’s headquarters on the Martlesham Heath Business Park, Ipswich. Service director Steve Webb says: “We have always prepared vehicles for MoT testing. But the big advantage for customers is that they can now have those tests carried out in our workshop, negating the need for a time-consuming trip to a VOSA site. “Tests can also be […]