Stefan Buchner has been in charge of Mercedes-Benz Trucks since January 2013, taking over just 12 months before the introduction of Euro-6 – arguably the most significant change in emissions standards since the introduction of Euro-3 in 2006. Buchner has been with Daimler for almost 30 years, the first 20 in cars the last 10 in trucks, but until recently always working in procurement or production. “For the last 10 years, I have been in the truck business, which is […]
The inaugural Freight in the City Expo held on 27 October 2015 at London’s Alexandra Palace brought together experts in the field of urban logistics as well as the latest technology to enable sustainable city deliveries. The expo comprised a series of seminars focusing on clean, safe and quiet and efficient themes, showcasing vehicles, technology and operational systems for urban areas. “We must remember that freight and logistics is the lifeblood of this country,” said TfL MD of surface transport […]
Eddie Stobart and AW Jenkinson Forest Products will add 1,500 Euro-6 Scanias to their fleets as part of a renewed joint procurement agreement.
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 […]