As Scania Trucks announced a week-long shut down at its European plants today (31 August), due to the global shortage of semi-conductors, other truck manufacturers told MT they are also struggling with the shortage and warned of extended lead times on truck orders next year. The problem has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns which saw workforces grounded and the resulting soaring consumer demand for laptops and gaming devices as people were confined to their homes. For truck manufacturers […]
Delivery management firm Whistl has launched a trial in three locations of a new delivery service for low volume e-tailers who cannot access competitive parcel pricing due to their low volumes.
East Anglia’s Mercedes-Benz dealer Orwell Truck & Van has spent £600,000 on a new VOSA-approved Authorised Test Facility (ATF). The dedicated lane is at Orwell’s headquarters on the Martlesham Heath Business Park, Ipswich. Service director Steve Webb says: “We have always prepared vehicles for MoT testing. But the big advantage for customers is that they can now have those tests carried out in our workshop, negating the need for a time-consuming trip to a VOSA site. “Tests can also be […]
Frozen and fresh foods distributor Euro Foods has taken delivery of 14 new Ivecos as part of its fleet investment programme.