Michael Kamper took on the new role of UK MD of Mercedes-Benz Trucks when the truck importer restructured its commercial vehicle operation in January 2014. He describes his business as a “microcosm” of the factory in Stuttgart. “I have to raise the funds for the testing, purchasing, the route to market, sales force, in-service support and the remarketing of used vehicles,” Kamper says. “So it is a mirror image effectively, with one big difference – I don’t produce vehicles. But […]
Howard Tenens is to put its first Euro-6 dual-fuel vehicle on the road next month, running on a blend of compressed natural gas (CNG) and diesel.
Ocado has ticked 35 new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units off its shopping list with the latest additions to its fleet.
Like hauliers, truck dealers are consolidating, getting bigger, and widening the range of services they offer. Dealers no longer just sell trucks; they are increasingly taking on the vehicle repair and maintenance as more operators close their fleet engineering departments and rely on dealers for their R&M and other technical support. Rygor Commercials is a good example of this trend. The UK’s largest Mercedes-Benz franchise following its takeover of Mudie-Bond last year, Rygor’s territory now covers much of central southern […]