Truck manufacturers need a “massive” spike in sales in December to hit the predicted total of 45,000 vehicle registrations over 6-tonne for 2013 – the last year Euro-5 trucks can be built for sale in the European Union. Daf Trucks UK MD Ray Ashworth said December registrations would have to be around 6,500 compared with more typical sales of 1,000 units if the expected 10% surge in sales in 2013 was to materialise. In the summer, most manufacturers were predicting the […]
Argos is to put 76 newly-branded trucks on the road this autumn, comprising a mixture of Mercedes-Benz Actros units and Scania P340 gas-powered trucks.
DBC Foodservice had no vehicle assets despite having 230 of them when it went under in March, as its fleet was run on a contract-hire basis. The £300m turnover company supplied some of the best known cafes, restaurants and bars on the high Street including Caffé Nero, Prezzo, Loch Fyne and vodka bar chain Revolution. DBC’s fleet of mainly Dafs delivered 8,000 multi-temperature products to customers each year. However, after attempts to sell the business earlier this year failed, administrator […]
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.