The directors of VMS Fleet management have formed a new conversion company in a bid to corner rising demand for refrigerated vehicles. VMS Fleet management MD Martin James, finance director Richard Horrex and director Aaron Laraman officially launched MAR Cooling Solutions this week. The East Sussex-based company, which specialises in refrigerated and temperature-controlled vehicle conversions, said it has already landed a number of “large-scale” projects, including conversions for vans being used to deliver Covid-19 vaccines across the country. The company […]
Controlled temperature specialist Langdons saw a 13.7% increase in turnover as it felt the benefit of a £9m investment it its Redditch depot. For the year ending 31 December 2011 turnover at Langdons Industries was £67.5m (2010: £59.4m), while pre-tax profit rose to £2.7m from £2.1m in the previous 12 month period. Arran Osman, MD at Langdons, says that return on sales has “settled back to expected levels based on performance in 2009” as “profit in 2010 had been significantly […]
Turners (Soham), has taken delivery of a New Generation DAF XF 450 FTG 6×2 tractor unit, as part of the latest phase of the manufacturer’s Europe-wide pre-production field test programme.
A “huge increase” in mental health concerns in haulage during the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted the Unite trade union to push for an industry standard to tackle the growing crisis.