Pete Murphy took over as MD of Isuzu Truck (UK) in November 2013 after founder Nikki King sold the business and became honorary chairman. The genial Geordie took the reins at an interesting time for the UK truck market, with the turmoil of a change in Euro emissions standards about to hit. Despite placing the “biggest order ever” with the factory for Euro-5 trucks in 2013, Murphy admits he ran out of trucks early in 2014. “We had a few […]
Isuzu Truck (UK) expands dealer network with Commercial Motors (Wales) in Newport.
Heavy truck sales are expected to surge at least 10% in 2013 compared with this year as operators delay buying Euro-6 vehicles, which will replace Euro-5 in 2014. The predicted spike in Euro-5 sales in 2013 is expected to result in longer lead times for new trucks. One operator, Andrew Spence-Wolrich, general manager of bulk specialist Hargreaves Transport, has been told he must order Euro-5 trucks by March 2013 to be sure of getting them. Truck makers MT spoke to […]
DPD is no stranger to winning an MT award, and its Precise project helped it secure this year’s Customer Care trophy