A trio of young technicians has graduated from the Mercedes-Benz apprenticeship programme. The three technicians James Wickham, Ethan Macrae and Dan Goodwin joined the course three years ago in the hopes of becoming a technician. Goodwin, aged 21, had spent a year at college, studying to be an electrician, before joining Sparshatts. He said: “I’d always wanted to be a vehicle technician, and was looking out for job opportunities the whole time, when I heard there were openings at Sparshatts […]
Truck manufacturers have responded to the combined €2.9bn (£2.5bn) fine they were issued by the European Commission (EC) yesterday (19 July).
Elddis Transport has put its first urban artic on the road, as an alternative to the 18-tonne rigids it usually operates within towns and cities. Comprising a 10-metre Lawrence David engineered trailer pulled by a Euro-5 New Actros, the configuration was trialled in Manchester earlier this year and provides four additional pallet spaces (20 compared to 16) over a rigid. Elddis will take delivery of more shorter trailers in 2013. It is also due to receive the remaining four New […]
Blakemore Logistics, a subsidiary of AF Blakemore Group, has welcomed a series of Mercedes-Benz trucks to its fleet for the first time, following a successful 12 month trial with an Actros tractor unit.