One of the best known figures in the UK transport industry, Daf Trucks marketing director Tony Pain retired on 4 October at the age of 63,45 years to the day since he started work at Leyland. Pain got into the job because he always wanted to design trucks, but says he has stayed because of the people. “Anybody can be close to the people in their own company but it goes beyond that to the dealers and ultimately the customers,” […]
Plumb Centre owner Wolseley UK has purchased ten Daf CF85s as part of its fleet replacement programme.
Last week’s CV Show was a success for both exhibitors and organisers, with attendance figures up 11.6% on 2012’s show.
Ryder Europe has purchased CV contract hire and fleet management specialist Euroway for an undisclosed sum. Euroway has a total fleet of 1,419 CVs, ranging from 3.5 tonners to tractor units, plus trailers. Daf is the dominant supplier to Euroway. In 2010, its combined divisions generated a combined turnover of about £22m and a pre-tax loss of circa £730,000. The acquisition means Ryder’s fleet totals nearly 25,000, comprising 10,514 trailers and 13,905 vehicles. David Hunt, vice president and MD of […]