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Funny how the human mind works…

December 9, 2013 Justin Stanton

In the past fortnight, we’ve heard truck manufacturers, rental and leasing giants, and tier 2 suppliers reflect on the impact of the recession: namely that as conditions got worse and the focus on costs got ever greater, so operators’ ability to focus on the total cost of ownership faded.

The Hub

Jam today, zero carbon tomorrow

August 9, 2013 Justin Stanton

Stand by your ballot boxes: the LibDems have unveiled their zero carbon plan ahead of their annual conference. And in either a victory for common sense or an indictment of the road transport industry’s standing with government, trucks escape scot-free!

Industry News

Campbell Automotive acquired by Road Transport Media

April 17, 2013 Justin Stanton

The owner of Motor Transport, Commercial Motor, Truck & Driver, TruckNet UK and Tip-ex, Road Transport Media, has added data marketing to its portfolio with the acquisition of the brands and assets of Campbell Automotive, a business focused on the provision of data services for the truck and van sector.

Industry News

Save the date: key industry events for 2013

January 2, 2013 Justin Stanton

We have pulled together a list of key road transport industry events taking place during 2013. Click the hyperlinks to go direct to the events’ respective websites. February Logistics Link South: 12-13 at Sandown Park, Esher March IMHX: 19-22 at the NEC, Birmingham April CV Show: 9-11 at the NEC, Birmingham FPS: 17-18 at Harrogate International Centre Multimodal: 23-25 at the NEC, Birmingham May Plantworx: 13-14 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshirewickshire FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards: 16; venue TBC […]

Industry News

Motor Transport counts down the industry’s most powerful people

December 26, 2012 Justin Stanton

Welcome to the first edition of Motor Transport’s Power Players – the list of the 20 people who we believe have the most influence and exert the most control over the road transport industry. This list is by no means objective, but we’ve debated the merits of those on the list. You will find operators, clients, industry stakeholders and a few off-the-wall choices. Some are there because they exerted power in 2012, while others appear because we expect them to […]

MT Awards 2012

Motor Transport Awards: the serial winners

December 25, 2012 Justin Stanton

Which companies have won the most Motor Transport Awards? Well, just three companies have got into double figures. Read on to find out… TNT TNT, in all its forms, has won 32 MT trophies, including a record six victories in the Customer Care category and a record seven in the Training category. It has won in 12 different categories, starting with Marketing Campaign of the Year in 1986 and culminating in Training in 2011. For all its success, TNT only […]

Industry News

Ryder Europe snaps up Euroway

August 3, 2012 Justin Stanton

Ryder Europe has purchased CV contract hire and fleet management specialist Euroway for an undisclosed sum. Euroway has a total fleet of 1,419 CVs, ranging from 3.5 tonners to tractor units, plus trailers. Daf is the dominant supplier to Euroway. In 2010, its combined divisions generated a combined turnover of about £22m and a pre-tax loss of circa £730,000. The acquisition means Ryder’s fleet totals nearly 25,000, comprising 10,514 trailers and 13,905 vehicles. David Hunt, vice president and MD of […]