Hargreaves Logistics is to adopt a franchise programme to boost subcontractor retention and create a more flexible fleet. The operator is targeting its base of 200 dedicated subcontractors, with plans to take on an additional 100 franchise partners over the next three to five years. The first five subcontractors have signed up to the franchise scheme as partners. They are contracted for five years with an option to extend or negotiate a new contract at the end of the five […]
Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has recruited Ross Davies (pictured) as head of district management and connectivity, marking a return to the UK after 10 years in the Middle East.
Total commercial vehicle registrations fell during 2012, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with Volvo faring the worst across the twelve month period. Registrations from January to December were down 5.9% across truck and vans, with the decline directly attributable to lower light commercial vehicle sales. Registrations of commercial vehicles above 3.5 tonnes were up 6.4% on 2011 figures, while vans (registrations below 3.5 tonnes) were down 7.9%. Truck registrations were particularly […]
Featherstone, West Yorkshire international haulier Brian Yeardley Continental has said it expects “substantial” savings from running a new fleet of 11 Euro-6 trucks from Mercedes-Benz.