The major truck importers seem to turn over MDs almost as fast as Premier League football clubs and the latest incumbent at Volvo Trucks Robert Grozdanovski recently took over following Arne Knaben’s five year stint. Grozdanovski comes to Warwick after eight years in Eastern Europe and says that within reason Volvo gives its senior managers a say in where they work. “Of course you have a choice,” he laughs. “At least, I’ve had the choice in the past, but at […]
There can be no mistaking that the brand and reputation of diesel as a fuel for commercial vehicles has been damaged in recent years. Indeed, one effect of the 2015 ‘Dieselgate’ scandal has been to shine a light not just on diesel cars, but on all diesel-powered vehicles and the significant part played by their oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions in affecting urban air quality.
Sir Peter Hendy, London’s transport commissioner, will make the key note address at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference in June.
With exactly 12 months to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, there are still huge uncertainties surrounding the UK’s post-Brexit trading relationship with the EU. The FTA is advising members that anything better than a ‘no-deal’ Brexit – that will see the UK trading with the EU27 members under World Trade Organisation (WTO) tariffs from March 29 2019 – will be ‘a bonus’.