Plumb Centre owner Wolseley UK has purchased ten Daf CF85s as part of its fleet replacement programme. Wolseley, which also owns the Pipe Center and Drain Center trade brands, delivers more than 7,000 orders each day to around 6,000 locations. It operates 882 commercial vehicles, including 165 semi-trailers. The trucks have been purchased outright from dealerships Adams Morey in Southampton and Lancashire DAF in Lancashire. Alan Newton, head of distribution and fleet management at Wolseley UK, said of the Euro-6 […]
Temperature controlled logistics firm FreshLinc has ordered 14 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractors after just four weeks of test driving a demonstrator.
The tyres of HGVs that are being parked up due to COVID-19 should be inspected to prepare them for extended parking, according to Michelin. After a survey from the RHA revealed that around 240,000 vehicles are now laid up for the immediate future, Michelin engineers warned that tyres are not designed to carry the weight of a parked truck or trailer indefinitely. Rob Blurton, senior technical field engineer, advised operators to inspect all tyres for visible damage and abnormal wear […]
Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire heavy construction specialist Roger Bullivant has just brought six new Euro-6 Daf XF 6×2 midlift tractive units into service.