Ryder has appointed a new sales and marketing director in a drive to generate more business for the rental firm. John Murray, formerly general manager of trailer operations, has an industry career spanning more than 40 years, including 23 years with Freuhauf Corporation. He has also held senior management roles at TIP Trailer Services, TLS and Avis Fleet Services. Murray joined Ryder in 2010. He said: “I want to further develop our sales team to ensure we’re doing all that […]
9) David Hunt Title: vice-president and managing director at Ryder Europe With some 12,500 truck assets on its books Ryder remains the largest truck rental firm in the UK – which means it’s one of the biggest truck buyers as well as one of the biggest truck suppliers in the UK.
Bridgestone has extended its existing relationship with Axis Fleet Management, signing a deal at last week’s CV Show to provide tyres and whole-life support for the hire firm’s entire fleet.
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 […]