Own-account operator Faccenda Foods is taking 29 Volvo tractor units via leasing firm Indelease as it looks to freshen up its fleet. The first of the Volvo FMs have now been delivered to the food manufacturing group’s Telford depot as part of a contract worth £3m that includes fleet management and maintenance. Ian Ashley, head of transport at Faccenda Foods, said: “Our nationwide delivery process is growing all the time and we’re keen to ensure its both fit for purpose […]
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 […]
Rapid growth at East Yorkshire bulk powder haulier Simon Gibson Transport has seen the firm strengthen its fleet with 51 new Volvo FH 6×2 tractor units.
Cambridgeshire transport and storage provider Knowles Transport managed to generate an 11.4% pre-tax profit margin in the year to the end of December 2013 despite a sharp drop in turnover, figures logged recently at Companies House have shown.