Operators appear to be ramping-up their Euro-5 purchasing activity ahead of the Euro-6 emissions deadline, a leading financing and vehicle leasing company has said. Despite the poor sales performance in the first two months of 2013, CVS has claimed there are now signs that operators are starting to loosen the purse strings. “With the poor retail market around Christmas causing operators difficulties, it has been quite bleak,” said Richard Gosling, sales director at CVS. “However activity has been more positive […]
Fowler Welch MD Nick Hay has strong views on fleet replacement cycles and the switch to Euro-6 as he explains to Steve Hobson Fowler Welch runs a fleet of 400 units and 800 trailers from 10 sites around the UK. Best known as a chilled operator, it dropped the ‘Coolchain’ from its public name in 2011 as it expanded into ambient distribution and today around 30% of its revenues come from the ambient side of the business.
Maritime Transport has ordered 35 Actros for its general fleet, having put 30 of the trucks on the road as part of a separate deal with Allport Cargo Services.
Prohire has invested nearly £1m in its ‘spot rental’ fleet as demand for hire vehicles continues to increase.