Parts of the business and assets of Mercedes truck and van dealership Roanza have been sold to Estar Truck and Van, saving around 340 jobs. Sarah O’Toole and Jason Bell of Grant Thornton UK LLP in Manchester were appointed joint administrators to Roanza Limited and its subsidiary Premier Vehicle Rental Limited on 8 September 2020. Based in Warrington, Roanza operated full service Mercedes truck and van dealerships under franchise from eight sites, predominately in the North West. The company suffered […]
The RHA has repeated its plea for more government help for hauliers, after a new survey revealed 16% of operators are in danger of becoming insolvent within four weeks.
Builders’ merchant group Travis Perkins is to take delivery of a new all-electric 26-tonne truck by the end of the year.
The chief executive of the DVSA has told an influential group of MPs that traffic commissioners should be “abolished” and operator cases pursued through the courts instead. Giving evidence to the transport select committee, which is currently investigating the work of the enforcement agency, outgoing chief Gareth Llewellyn described the TCs as “anachronistic” and said a significant amount of money could be saved by doing away with them. He said: “In the operator world there’s a group called the traffic […]