Laundry-company Fishers Services has taken delivery of 25 Euro-5 Mercedes-Benz Axor trucks under derogation via Ryder. The Axors are fitted with tail lifts and 27ft box bodies. They come after Fishers took 24 Daf trucks and Mercedes vans from Ryder late last year. All are replacements for the operator’s 87-strong fleet. Michael Jones, MD of Fishers, said: “Having a first-rate HGV delivery fleet is fundamental to the reliable and flexible service that Fishers provides out hotel customers. “This investment is […]
New vans running on petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030 as the government forges ahead with its “extremely aggressive” phase out of conventional combustion engines.
Renewed economic confidence and a focus on efficiencies saw an increase in the amount of mergers and acquisitions in 2014 as operators looked to strengthen, diversify and consolidate. Motortransport.co.uk takes a look back at a surprisingly strong year of M&A activity. In February, Pollock (Scotrans) acquired Blackburn-based haulier Gilbraith (TS) for an undisclosed seven figure sum, giving the Scottish operator extended reach into north-west England. April saw Essex-based freight forwarder and haulier Simarco purchase Longport-Staffordshire based IFB for an undisclosed […]
Featherstone, West Yorkshire-based vehicle operator Brian Yeardley Continental has said it is “very disappointed” that new Euro-6 trucks cannot be delivered by some vehicle suppliers in the UK yet.