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HSE fines boss of M Wilson Commercials

  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has fined Michael Wilson, who trades as the Lancashire-based CV repairer M Wilson Commercials, after one of his employees broke his back after falling off a ladder, reports Laurie Dealer.    

Shoreham kicks off 'van'tastic sale

Alex Wright, the new MD and owner of Shoreham Vehicle Auctions, is starting to stamp his authority on the job, discovers Laurie Dealer.

What would £50m buy you?

  Laurie Dealer asks a question; what do you get if you combine Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll and Darren Bent?    

Guest Trucks buys Sherwood

  Another dealer acquisition update. News has filtered through to Laurie Dealer at Laurie Dealer HQ, that Iveco-dealer Guest Trucks has bought fellow dealer Sherwood Truck & Van for an undisclosed sum.    

OT - Roger Warnes Transport sponsors the Stars

  Off topic but nevertheless relevant in a time of austerity, Laurie Dealer is pleased to announce that speedway demons King's Lynn Stars will continue to be sponsored by haulier Roger Warnes Transport.

Sherwood 'employees of Q4 2010' quid's in

  Financial incentives, believes Laurie Dealer, can have a positive affect on the workforce.         Take Iveco dealer Sherwood Truck & Van for example, it has just announced the results of its 'Employee of the Quarter' rewarding each with £100. Here are the four winners: Dawn Bradshaw, dealership administrator at Sheffield Jez Moxon, workshop controller in Nottingham,

VRA gauge GDP mood at conference

  Laurie Dealer has been pouring over an impromptu straw poll commissioned by the Vehicle Remarketing Association at its inaugural conference today (25 January 2011).    

Thomas Hardie Used Truck Centre testimonials

Laurie Dealer loves testimonials, and this list by Volvo dealer Thomas Hardie is spot on. The testimonial page on Thomas Hardie Used Truck Centre website lists all the good and great operators who have chosen to buy a Volvo.