Operators are more optimistic about their vehicle acquisition strategy in 2015 than they were in 2014, predicting that more new vehicles will be bought this year compared with last year. The findings of the 2015 Overview of the Commercial Vehicle Industry report, produced by MT publisher Road Transport Media on behalf of Texaco and in association with Continental, found that operators of 51 or more vehicles plan to acquire an average of 79 vehicles in 2015, up from an average […]
The Blandford Forum branch of ETS Truck and Van in Dorset has become an official Mercedes-Benz Trucks authorised repairer, marking a return to the brand for the firm’s MD Colin Gale (left), after a 26-year hiatus.
Ryder Europe has purchased CV contract hire and fleet management specialist Euroway for an undisclosed sum. Euroway has a total fleet of 1,419 CVs, ranging from 3.5 tonners to tractor units, plus trailers. Daf is the dominant supplier to Euroway. In 2010, its combined divisions generated a combined turnover of about £22m and a pre-tax loss of circa £730,000. The acquisition means Ryder’s fleet totals nearly 25,000, comprising 10,514 trailers and 13,905 vehicles. David Hunt, vice president and MD of […]
The European Commission (EC) has hit Scania with a €881m (£771m) fine after concluding that it broke EU antitrust rules.