Ipswich-based Lombard Shipping has come full circle, replacing the first Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units it acquired seven years ago with five new units. The tractors are powered by 450hp straight-6 engines and have PowerShift 3 automated transmissions. “We’re regularly seeing returns of more than 10mpg, which is excellent,” said Lombard MD Simon Fraser. “The Actros is a great all-round package. Our drivers like them and they’re reassuringly reliable, with downtime reduced to an absolute minimum.” Four of the new units […]
East Anglia’s Mercedes-Benz dealer Orwell Truck & Van has spent £600,000 on a new VOSA-approved Authorised Test Facility (ATF). The dedicated lane is at Orwell’s headquarters on the Martlesham Heath Business Park, Ipswich. Service director Steve Webb says: “We have always prepared vehicles for MoT testing. But the big advantage for customers is that they can now have those tests carried out in our workshop, negating the need for a time-consuming trip to a VOSA site. “Tests can also be […]
West Yorkshire international haulier Brian Yeardley Continental (BYC) said the tide is turning for UK hauliers trying to compete on the continent, after a number of customers it lost several years ago returned to the company.
Sir Peter Hendy, commissioner at TfL, opened the fourth meeting of the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (Clocs) initiative with an admission: “I did not expect this activity to grow as quickly as it has.” He added later in his keynote speech: “You all work on relatively thin margins but you’re bursting with ideas about how to make things safer.”