CM Downton has made a £4.5m investment in its fleet after a take-off in demand, purchasing 50 new tractor units and 60 curtainsided trailers. The orders consist of 30 MAN TGX 6x2s, rated at 480hp; 20 Daf XFs, rated at 460hp; and 60 trailers from Tiger Trailers, featuring an over chassis beam floor and a load restraint system suitable for the movement of kegs, bottles and paper reels. The fleet will be put into operation across its nationwide network. The […]
Hargreaves Logistics is to adopt a franchise programme to boost subcontractor retention and create a more flexible fleet.
FMCG specialist Fowler Welch has ordered 130 MAN TGXs, in a deal that will see around one-third of its three year-old Volvo fleet replaced. Included in the predominantly Euro-5 order are five Euro-6 tractors with the same specification. These will be run as part of a wider trial to assess comparative performance and cost-efficiencies. Fowler Welch fleet manager Paul Allera says: “Ambient product producers are also looking for those same high levels of expertise and logistics efficiency we bring to […]
A new report has called into question the effectiveness of safety mirrors fitted to LGVs as a means of preventing accidents involving cyclists.