Allport Cargo Services has sold its Specialist Services division to Bishopsgate Specialist Installations, Motortransport.co.uk can reveal. Specialist Services undertakes the delivery, positioning and installation of technical, sensitive and outsize consignments, such as ATM machines, gourmet coffee stations, computers and VT equipment. Last year it added its first ever Renualt Trucks to its clost to 30-strong vehicle fleet. Danny Clayton, joint group MD of Allport Cargo Services, said: “Specialist Services has been operating as a division of Allport since 1977, over […]
Bibby Distribution has become the latest operator to commit to a fleet refresh, with MAN set to deliver a total of 450 TGX tractors to the business during the next 18 months. An initial 55 Euro-5 units have already entered service in the Bibby fleet, with 131 scheduled for delivery in September. The remaining 264 TGX 440s will be presented throughout 2013. All units are fitted with Microlise telematics, so by the end of next year the whole Bibby fleet […]
With UK banks under constant fire for failing to lend to British businesses, it is refreshing to talk to a banker who is positively eager to work with UK operators. Graham Winslet is sales director of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the strongest banks in the world (rated AA by Standard & Poor’s). He is responsible for growing the CV contract hire business, which currently owns around 15,000 CVs in France and the UK.
Like hauliers, truck dealers are consolidating, getting bigger, and widening the range of services they offer. Dealers no longer just sell trucks; they are increasingly taking on the vehicle repair and maintenance as more operators close their fleet engineering departments and rely on dealers for their R&M and other technical support. Rygor Commercials is a good example of this trend. The UK’s largest Mercedes-Benz franchise following its takeover of Mudie-Bond last year, Rygor’s territory now covers much of central southern […]