The ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Brexit fallout and weak demand all conspired to result in the fourth consecutive month of decline in UK commercial vehicle production, according to the SMMT.
MT Haulier of the Year award winner Expect Distribution has appointed Sophie Metcalf to be its head of HR.
Scania has appointed a new chief executive and president, Christian Levin, from 1 May.
SmartWitness UK said it had found non-UK hauliers “really frustrated” by the Direct Vision Standard scheme and many were still looking to boycott London rather than shell out thousands of pounds to make their fleets compliant.
With the addition of Nelson Distribution and Steve Porter Transport to the Knights of Old portfolio, the larger brand was becoming increasingly diluted. Combining the three fleets meant more than 60 trailer-tractor livery combinations were possible.
Scania will open a new £10m regional headquarters close to Glasgow later this year.
Dutch logistics group Exintra has put two Volvo FH LNG tractor units into operation on its Primark contract, making regular runs into the UK.
It’s a measure of Wren Kitchens’ success that when MT catches up with head of transport operations Lee Holmes for a chat, he’s busy planning the company’s expansion into the US.
Trucks and vans will be the first to trial a new payment system on the M6 toll road using ANPR cameras.
Draconian measures that will significantly increase red tape and delays for goods sent between the UK and Northern Ireland will go ahead on 1 April, after the government failed to extend a grace period.