TIP Trailer Services UK has acquired the entire share capital of Bell Trailers (Rental), adding a fleet of 1,400 trailers to its 13,000 strong trailer portfolio. The Bell stock is predominantly curtainsiders, although there are also refrigerated, box van and skeletal trailers within the existing fleet. The deal concluded on 21 August and Michael Bell, MD of Bell Trailers said: “The timing was right for us to complete this deal and we firmly believe that further growth will be achieved […]
CM Downton has 0rdered 180 Cartwright trailers to service existing business and provide additional capacity for growth.
Biscuit and cake manufacturer United Biscuits has estimated it will save 450,000 truck miles and reduce carbon emissions by 618 tonnes a year after extending the number of longer semi-trailers it runs from 20 to 62. Robin Meczes
Refrigerated-rental firm Petit Forestier is to buy leasing and rental provider Fraikin in a deal that will create a European player with combined sales of €1.3bn (£1.09bn). Carol Millett