Temperature-controlled operator Solstor has taken 36 tractor units on contract hire from Ryder: a mixture of Dafs and Mercedes. The majority will replace older vehicles, while the remaining 15 are additions to the fleet and will support growing demand for operator across the UK. The order consists of a mix of Daf XFs and Mercedes-Benz units, all 6×2, and will operate out of Solstor’s sites in Peterborough and Dartford. More than 40% of Solstor’s fleet of 160 trailers and 100 tractors […]
Heavy truck sales are expected to surge at least 10% in 2013 compared with this year as operators delay buying Euro-6 vehicles, which will replace Euro-5 in 2014. The predicted spike in Euro-5 sales in 2013 is expected to result in longer lead times for new trucks. One operator, Andrew Spence-Wolrich, general manager of bulk specialist Hargreaves Transport, has been told he must order Euro-5 trucks by March 2013 to be sure of getting them. Truck makers MT spoke to […]
Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has announced the creation of a vehicle management and leasing division.
Potter Logistics has won a £1m contract with Westmill Foods, building on an existing relationship.