Operators looking to refresh their fleet to Euro-6 are being sought by an independent commercial vehicle specialist to trial a new approach to procuring trucks. Chris Ness, formerly head of specialist fleets at Ryder, believes that by navigating through the myriad of different truck deals available direct from the manufacturers; analysing the many vehicle maintenance service offers; and assessing the asset finance specialists, an operator can find the right transport solution for their business, at the lowest cost. “There’s no […]
The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles.
The traffic commissioners (TCs) and the DVSA have urged operators to improve their approach to brake testing and maintenance after the DVSA revealed a quarter of defective trucks had a brake issue.
Wincanton has warned that a decline in customers’ volumes and a reduced demand for warehousing will “adversely affect” the business in the next 12 months. In a trading update issued today (Tuesday 3 April), the group says that while it has successfully retained and won new contracts across all sectors, market conditions in retail, FMCG and containers have been challenging. It adds that a number of its customers are seeing a decline in volumes, which is resulting in reduced demand […]