Doncaster-based BJS Storage and Distribution has inked a contract hire deal with Ryder for 50 new curtainside trailers. The new tri-axle trailers are being built by Montracon and will replace older trailers in BJS’s 120- strong trailer fleet. BJS director Richard Hall, said: “As our business expands it is essential to have modern high specification equipment in the fleet to meet customer requirements.” Hall said the additional mobile trailer repair and maintenance solutions, provided through Ryder subsidiary Bullwell Trailer Solutions, […]
Renewed economic confidence and a focus on efficiencies saw an increase in the amount of mergers and acquisitions in 2014 as operators looked to strengthen, diversify and consolidate. Motortransport.co.uk takes a look back at a surprisingly strong year of M&A activity. In February, Pollock (Scotrans) acquired Blackburn-based haulier Gilbraith (TS) for an undisclosed seven figure sum, giving the Scottish operator extended reach into north-west England. April saw Essex-based freight forwarder and haulier Simarco purchase Longport-Staffordshire based IFB for an undisclosed […]
Temperature-controlled operator Solstor has taken 36 tractor units on contract hire from Ryder: a mixture of Dafs and Mercedes.
Montgomery Transport founder Harold Montgomery has confirmed the demise of Birds Transport & Logistics, bringing the curtain down on a tough period for the well known Midlands firm.