TNT UK has placed an order for 192 aerodynamic box trailers with Cartwright. The trailers feature the Cheetah Fastback aerodynamic sloping roof, an aerodynamic aerofoil, and modular side skirts that allow repairs to be done quickly to minimise vehicle downtime. The two parties have worked together to adjust the trailers’ front and rear aerodynamics to ensure that potential damage costs are minimised. The new trailer fleet will feature TNT’s recently launched ‘the people network’ branding. Steve Davis, TNT UK’s national […]
Stobart Group has sold its automotive after-sales division, Stobart Vehicle Services, to Paragon Group for an undisclosed sum. The division, which was part of Autologic prior to its purchase by Stobart in August 2012, provides car manufacturers and dealerships with services ranging from new car preparation to customisation. As part of the deal Paragon will take on former Autologic sites in Corby, Portbury, Doncaster and five manufacturer locations and said it would be “welcoming 500 new staff”. The division will […]
TNT Express has spent £4.3m expanding its Park Royal depot in London.
Former Autologic chief executive Avril Palmer-Baunack has been appointed as deputy chief executive of Stobart Group. Palmer-Baunack also joins the board of directors at Stobart, which completed its acquisition of car transporter giant Autologic last month. Former deputy chief executive Richard Butcher becomes chief executive for Stobart’s property business At the same time William Stobart has re-joined the board of directors at the firm after he stepped down in March 2011. Rodney Baker-Bates, non-executive chairman of Stobart, said: ” With […]