At this week’s multi-million euro launch of Renault Trucks’ complete new line up in Lyon, senior directors from its parent Volvo Group turned out to lend their support to this €2bn (£1.7bn) project to revitalise Renault’s ageing CV portfolio. These included Volvo Group president Olof Persson and he spoke to MT editor Steve Hobson. History is littered with examples of truck manufacturer takeovers where adding 1 to 1 equals 1 and a bit rather than 2. With Volvo in the process […]
Own-account operator Faccenda Foods is taking 29 Volvo tractor units via leasing firm Indelease as it looks to freshen up its fleet.
UK operators are typically thought of as a conservative bunch and research conducted on behalf of Motor Transport late last year goes some way towards providing that idiom, as Euro-5 continues to dominate UK operator fleets. That said, the findings of the 2015 Overview of the UK Commercial Vehicle Industry report, produced by MT publisher Road Transport Media on behalf of Texaco and in association with Continental, Euro-6 has made remarkable headway in the past two years showing that we […]
Temperature controlled distribution specialist Fowler Welch (FW) has just completed a £2m upgrade of its largest site, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, after a year which saw turnover rise 13% to £163m in the 12 months to March 2017.