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Aftersales changes at Daf after staff retirements

Daf Trucks has bolstered its aftersales department by making several key new appointments following the retirement of two highly experienced members of staff.Mark Dimmick and Andrew Grigor have joined Daf Trucks as regional aftersales managers for the South West and the Midlands & Eastern regions respectively, replacing two long-serving retirees - Malcolm Pritchard and Dick Makin.

S&B appoints new dealer principal

Mercedes-Benz truck and van dealer S&B Commercials has appointed a new dealer principal with Neil Jacob taking on the role following the departure of predecessor Daniel Holmes.S&B represents Mercedes-Benz and Fuso trucks in Essex, Hertfordshire, and North London.It employs 275 people and operates from headquarters in Welham Green, and from other principal sites at Hatfeld, Stansted and West Thurrock.

TIP acquires Bell Trailers (Rental)

TIP Trailer Services UK has acquired the entire share capital of Bell Trailers (Rental).Under the deal, which was successfully concluded on August 21, Bell Trailers will continue to operate from its site in Nelson, Lancashire, and retain its current management team.Bell Trailers was established in 1988 and has operated from its existing site in Nelson since 1998.It has built up its fleet of 1,400 rental trailers through strong organic growth.

MAN TGA comes with mod-cons and crane

Used Truck of the week from CM’s classified pages is this white 2008 MAN TGA 26.320 with crane.The 6x2 day cab vehicle comes with automatic gearbox, digital tachograph, reversing camera and tool box.There is a 20ft 8” full dropside body with fall arrest system as well as a rear mounted Palfinger PK42502.

BT Fleet adds ATFs to three garages

Fleet management specialist BT Fleet has added Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) capabilities at three of its garages: Maidstone, Lutterworth (Magna Park) and Northallerton.BT Fleet has partnered with garage equipment manufacturer, GEMCO, on the project, which has included introducing a compressed air supply into the inspection and workshop pits, fitting shaker plates and accessory boards, plus supply of brake tester cover plates.

Steady LCV prices leads to stability for the market

Minimal price fluctuations of used LCVs in all age brackets throughout the first six months of 2015 has led to a prolonged period of stability in the market, according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions.The company says this stability is being driven by a delicate balance of supply and demand in the used LCV market; with a rise in supply levels being met with strong demand for high quality used LCVs.

Chiltern Cold Storage adopts Michelin solutions tyre contract

Temperature controlled logistics specialist Chiltern Cold Storage has adopted a fully managed tyre contract with Michelin solutions.The agreement will see Michelin solutions take care of all Chiltern Cold Storage’s tyre requirements on a price-per-kilometre (PPK) basis for the next three years.This includes fitting the latest generation Michelin tyres, providing detailed management information on tyre performance, carrying out fleet-wide tyre safety inspections and servicing.

Choose this Axor 1824L for quality and strength

Used truck of the week from the Commercial Motor classified pages is this 2011 Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824L tipper.The 18 tonne truck with steel body and 6370cc engine comes with manual gearbox.Vendor Mavic Commercial Vehicle Solutions (MCVS) says the vehicle, which has 101,000 miles on the clock, has had one owner from new and is ready for work.