Acumen Automotive Logistics has bought four new Rolfo Auriga Deluxe enclosed semi-trailers as part of its strategy to refresh its entire 15-strong enclosed transporter fleet. The UK-based finished vehicle transporter first announced its fleet replacement strategy last December after its acquisition of Stobart Group’s enclosed transport subsidiary Enable. Acumen said the new transporter and tractor unit combinations cost around £200,000 each and are capable of transporting six 5m-long cars at a time. They feature low-deck rigid vehicle and tail-lifts for […]
Automotive specialist Brit European Transport improved its margins in 2012, despite a slight fall in turnover.
Stobart Group has been granted permission for a 374,000 ft² distribution centre as part of its approved planning application to re-develop Carlisle Airport. Andrew Tinkler, Stobart Group chief executive, says: “The freight distribution centre will allow Eddie Stobart to attract new clients while providing the rental income required to develop Carlisle Airport and commence passenger operations.” Stobart bought the airport and associated land in 2009 and has been involved in a long-running battle with local residents to develop the site […]
Brit European played a starring role in helping motorcycle racer and truck mechanic Guy Martin meet his latest Channel 4 challenge, which saw him reconstruct a World War One British Mark IV tank and operate it in a re-enactment of its first battle.