Shaun Stephenson has re-joined rental and contract hire business Ryder as its director of engineering. Shaun was at Ryder until 2012 as head of operations. The company said his new role acknowledges the increasing importance that engineering is playing in the own account and logistics sector. Shaun has held senior fleet roles at major truck operators – most recently director of fleet at G4S and, prior to that, director of fleet at Bidvest Logistics. He has also worked for Biffa […]
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 […]
Glass haulier Offergeld Logistik UK has added 10 Euro-5 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units to its fleet on a contract hire deal from Ryder.
Vehicle rental firm Ryder has relocated its Northampton operation to larger premises in the Swan Valley area.