Trailer rental specialist Hireco is entering the truck rental and contract hire sector, looking to specialise in vehicles providing maximum driver comfort and fuel-saving features for its customers. An initial batch of 30 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545 Big Space 6×2 tractor units, with luxury cab and predictive power control (PPC) will arrive this month, with the option to receive another 70 Mercedes trucks this year. Hireco is also considering MAN trucks featuring Top Torque. “We are hoping to have 200 trucks […]
Renewed economic confidence and a focus on efficiencies saw an increase in the amount of mergers and acquisitions in 2014 as operators looked to strengthen, diversify and consolidate. Motortransport.co.uk takes a look back at a surprisingly strong year of M&A activity. In February, Pollock (Scotrans) acquired Blackburn-based haulier Gilbraith (TS) for an undisclosed seven figure sum, giving the Scottish operator extended reach into north-west England. April saw Essex-based freight forwarder and haulier Simarco purchase Longport-Staffordshire based IFB for an undisclosed […]
Ryder has appointed a new sales and marketing director in a drive to generate more business for the rental firm.
Glass haulier Offergeld Logistik UK has added 10 Euro-5 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units to its fleet on a contract hire deal from Ryder.