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    Roads are key priority says transport minister Andrew Jones MP


    Andrew Jones MP, the new transport minister with responsibility for freight and logistics, says his key priority for the future is delivery of the strategic road infrastructure programme.The new parliamentary under secretary of state for transport, to give him his official title, was visiting the Tip-ex and Tank-ex exhibitions in ...

  • John Williams Maritime

    Built to last: John Williams, MD, Maritime Transport


    The interview with Maritime Transport Group MD John Williams takes place in the company’s impressive new head office overlooking the port of Felixstowe in Suffolk. The four-storey building is lavishly appointed with marble and granite everywhere – even in the drivers’ luxurious shower room – but Williams is quick to ...

  • Steve-Miller

    Dawsonrentals optimistic that green shoots will flourish


    Dawsonrentals is one of the UK’s largest CV rental firms, and one of the few to offer the full range of vehicles from vans to trucks and trailers and the full range of services from daily rental to contract hire and leasing. An early adopter of Euro-6 to allow its ...

  • Peter-Ward

    Man of destiny takes over at UKWA


    Peter Ward took over as chief executive of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) in January 2015, replacing Roger Williams who, after 15 years in the job, has semi-retired though retains his role as secretary general of the International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Associations.Ward has been in logistics for 30 years, ...

  • Paul Day Turners

    Best in the business: Paul Day, MD, Turners (Soham)


    Paul Day, MD of Turners (Soham), is one of the most respected operators in the transport industry, earning plaudits for his professionalism, strategic thinking and rigorous cost control. A Cambridge maths graduate and former GB table tennis player, Day is the grandson of Turners co-founder Wallace Turner.One supplier close to ...

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    Creating a legend: Europa MD Andrew Baxter


    At the first sight of Europa, according to the Greek myth, Zeus was instantly overcome by her beauty and grace. She’s been a popular woman ever since, inspiring the name of a continent, a moon of Jupiter and now the face of one of the fastest changing operators in the ...

  • Emma-Wyatt

    Keep going well, keep going Shell


    Despite being one of the top two expenses of running a transport business, the diesel that goes into the tank is taken for granted by most operators. As long as it meets EN 590, diesel is diesel, right?Not quite, as Emma Wyatt, Shell fuels scientist, explains. “There are something like ...

  • Kevin Appleton Yusen 1

    Bringing a wealth of experience: Yusen UK MD Kevin Appleton


    Kevin Appleton will remain with the business as chairman in a reduced-time capacity.Kevin Appleton became UK managing director at Yusen Logistics back in April 2014 replacing Ian Veitch, who moved to become the first non-Japanese national to head up Yusen’s entire operations across Europe. Appleton’s credentials are rock solid too. ...

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    Chief executive Hervé Montjotin talks Norbert Dentressangle's growth curve


    The acquisition of Christian Salvesen in 2007 was a watershed moment for Norbert Dentressangle. Not only did it nearly double its turnover over night (from €1.8bn in 2007 to €3.1bn in 2008) it was the catalyst for a major international acquisition spree that has seen it expand its interests into ...

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    Ryder takes tyre management partnership with Bridgestone to next level


    At the CV Show 2014, contract hire and rental giant Ryder announced it was renewing a five year tyre supply contract with Bridgestone, covering most of its fleet of 25,000 vans, trucks and trailers. Ryder has exclusively used Bridgestone rubber for over 20 years, but 2014 was a watershed in ...

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    Buchanan to ring the changes at Pall-Ex


    When Kevin Buchanan announced he was leaving Palletline after seven years as MD, it was a surprise. When he was subsequently appointed group MD of fierce rival Pall-Ex, it was a shock.Palletline is owned by its members, Pall-Ex is still owned by its founder, chairman and CEO (and former Dragon) ...

  • SimonElliott-3

    VW car and van man takes on MAN


    Nine weeks into his job as MD of MAN Truck and Bus UK, Simon Elliott spoke to Steve Hobson about his plans for 2015.After 40 years in the truck industry, the last 20 with MAN, CEO Des Evans announced his retirement due to ill health in summer 2014, just before ...

  • Danny-Glynn

    Burnt Tree set for growth under new ownership


    Just three months into his new job as vice president and MD of Enterprise Flex-E-Rent and Burnt Tree, MT meets Danny Glynn (pictured) at Enterprise Car Rentals’ swanky nearly-new European headquarters in Egham, Surrey. “Don’t touch the walls, the paint might still be wet,” he jokes.Glynn is responsible for fulfilling ...

  • Gregory-truck

    Margin remains king for Gregory


    Like many family-owned hauliers, Gregory Distribution is now run by the third generation – in this case CEO John Gregory – after being set up between the two world wars.“My grandfather started in 1919 with a horse and cart,” says Gregory. “His first truck was an ex-First World War Model ...

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    Infrastructure project support is go for growth for Garic


    Whether it is a major infrastructure project or small housing development, construction sites nowadays have to provide toilets, washing facilities and areas to rest and eat – creating a large demand for temporary amenities, writes Simon Jack.For Garic, which supplies equipment to meet such needs, this creates a complex logistical ...

  • Anders Nielsen

    MAN prepares for future carbon-based emissions standards


    Anders Nielsen took over as CEO of MAN Truck & Bus in September 2012, after 25 years at Scania, like MAN part of the Volkswagen group. There the Swede rose from managing gearbox production to a place on the board responsible for production and logistics.Despite initial concerns that the Euro-6 ...

  • Michael-Kamper

    Keep used trucks in the UK, urges M-B UK MD


    Michael Kamper took on the new role of UK MD of Mercedes-Benz Trucks when the truck importer restructured its commercial vehicle operation in January 2014. He describes his business as a “microcosm” of the factory in Stuttgart.“I have to raise the funds for the testing, purchasing, the route to market, ...

  • StefanBuchner

    Mercedes-Benz trucks boss confident in Euro-6 technology


    Stefan Buchner has been in charge of Mercedes-Benz Trucks since January 2013, taking over just 12 months before the introduction of Euro-6 - arguably the most significant change in emissions standards since the introduction of Euro-3 in 2006.Buchner has been with Daimler for almost 30 years, the first 20 in ...

  • Simon-Tattersall-13

    50 not out - ATS Euromaster keeps on rolling


    Next year sees tyre distributor ATS Euromaster celebrate its 50th anniversary since setting up in the UK. Although part of Michelin, it retains its independence, offering a full range of products and services.Simon Tattersall (pictured) was appointed head of national fleets in 2013, having previously been ATS Euromaster’s head of ...

  • Ian-Howell

    Service is king for Arrow XL


    Arrow XL is the UK's largest multi-user two-man home delivery specialist, delivering around 6,000 orders every day. It was created in April 2013 with the rebranding of Yodel XL to “differentiate itself from its sister company, parcel carrier Yodel”.Chief executive Ian Howell joined Arrow XL in October 2013. His career ...