Ray Ashworth had an illustrious career at DAF Trucks but it was his work to improve the industry’s image, promote career opportunities and develop apprenticeships that won over the judges. Ray Ashworth was with Leyland and then DAF Trucks for 48 years, the last eight as MD, until he hung up his spurs and retired in May 2017. While Ashworth undoubtedly had an illustrious career, that is not what wins the Service to Industry award. The judges were more impressed […]
At the CV Show 2014, contract hire and rental giant Ryder announced it was renewing a five year tyre supply contract with Bridgestone, covering most of its fleet of 25,000 vans, trucks and trailers. Ryder has exclusively used Bridgestone rubber for over 20 years, but 2014 was a watershed in the two companies’ relationship, which became a true partnership rather than just a long term supply agreement.
DBC Foodservice had no vehicle assets despite having 230 of them when it went under in March, as its fleet was run on a contract-hire basis. The £300m turnover company supplied some of the best known cafes, restaurants and bars on the high Street including Caffé Nero, Prezzo, Loch Fyne and vodka bar chain Revolution. DBC’s fleet of mainly Dafs delivered 8,000 multi-temperature products to customers each year. However, after attempts to sell the business earlier this year failed, administrator […]
It is not too late to enter this year’s Motor Transport Awards. The deadline for entering the 2012 Awards has been extended until 30 March, so go to the website, check the categories where you think you have a great story to tell and download an entry form now. The entry process is simple STEP 1 Tell us in no more than 1,000 words what you have achieved and why your firm/individual deserves an award. STEP 2 Download and complete […]