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. The trucks, replacements for older vehicles, will feature the retailer’s new advertising stapline, Get Set Go Argos. The 71 Euro-6 Mercedes Actros tractor units all have 400hp straight-six engines, Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmissions and the 2.3m-wide ClassicSpace sleeper cab. They are also fitted with Hatcher Components’ Active Freddie fuel saving spoiler, which automatically adjusts to […]
MT’s latest UK Commercial Vehicle Operator Report, produced in association with Texaco Lubricants, reveals the value of being smart. There’s much talk of the squeezed middle in British politics but the latest UK Commercial Vehicle Operator Report confirms the emergence of savvy operators forming a smart middle within road transport. These operators are pulling forward their purchasing to beat Euro-6, providing services to external clients via their in-house workshops, and making use of the latest technology to optimise the running […]
Anders Nielsen took over as CEO of MAN Truck & Bus in September 2012, after 25 years at Scania, like MAN part of the Volkswagen group. There the Swede rose from managing gearbox production to a place on the board responsible for production and logistics.
Manchester-based road transport companies AK Worthington and Global Logistics (UK) are to merge.