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Mac's launches specialist CV truck rental business

MAC’s Truck Sales is launching a dedicated commercial vehicle truck rental business to complement its long established truck sales operation.From September 15, MAC’s Truck Rental and Leasing Co will start operating, based at the same Huddersfield head office site as MAC’s Truck Sales.The Yorkshire firm has already invested more than £10m in new Euro-6 vehicles, with WVTA approved bodies.

Council leader tours MAN Truck & Bus facility

The leader of Trafford Council has visited the £9m purpose-built MAN Truck & Bus facility in the heart of his borough.Councillor Sean Anstee’s tour of the site in Trafford Park, which opened in June 2009, was arranged through Wayne Jones at MAN Diesel and Turbo, who is also Vice-President of the Greater Manchester chamber of commerce.

This comfortable cab is now up for grabs

Deal of the week from CM’s classified section is this 2010 8x2 rear lift and steer Scania P340.The 59 plate vehicle comes with day cab, nine speed manual gearbox, air conditioning, phone kit and auto lube.It is Motd until November 2015.This vehicle is fitted with a new Sterling 31ft beavertail body,10ft7" flip toe ramps, fall arrest system, tool box and Rhino 5.4 ton remote control electric winch.

Renault Trucks wins Fraikin Best Supplier gong

Fleet management, contract hire and commercial vehicle rental specialist Fraikin Group has handed its Best Supplier of the Year 2015 award to Renault Trucks.A total of 50 staff members at Fraikin took part in a detailed in-house survey that assessed the performance of Renault Trucks and 23 other international chassis and equipment suppliers.

SHB chooses ATS Euromaster as exclusive tyre service supplier

Vehicle hire business SHB Hire has selected ATS Euromaster to be its tyre service supplier.Under the agreement technicians from ATS Euromaster will be responsible for supplying, fitting, monitoring and servicing tyres across SHB’s fleet of 14,000 vehicles.It includes specialist HGVs such as traffic management vehicles, as well as LCVs.

Used LCV value up 1.7% between May and June

The latest National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) light commercial vehicle (LCV) market report shows that the average value of used LCV’s at auction across the board increased 1.7% to £4.677 between May and June.According to the organisation volumes saw a 6.6% increase, and the average age of LCV’s sold at auction fell from 69.3 to 67.7 months.The average number of days that LCVs remained on site rose to 15.4 days, and the average mileage decreased from 81,761 to 80,504 miles.

You could jet off in this Daf CF Jet-Vac combi

Used deal of the week from Commercial Motor’s classified section is this 2013 Daf CF75.360 6x4 26t Jet Vac combination unit.This 63-plate vehicle is fitted with a stainless steel tank from Road Tankers Northern.The truck comes with Jurop 300 degree hydraulic rotating top boom and water cooled spec jetting pump for reduced noise.There is also a fully hydraulic opening rear door and tank tip, external heated storage cabinet, sleeper cab, reverse camera and beacons.

Daf begins search for UK Technician of the Year

The process of finding Daf Trucks’ 2015 UK Technician of the Year is under way.The competition, open to all Daf technicians, begins with a network wide technical questionnaire accessed online through the Daf TechShare programme.Technicians are divided into four categories to reflect differing levels of training - from level 1 to correspond with basic product knowledge through to master technician ability.By the end of this month, technicians will have completed the first of four question papers.

Wrings lauds City West driver training programme

Avonmouth-based Wrings Transport has praised the driver training offered by its local Mercedes-Benz dealer City West Commercials.Driver-trainer at City West Commercials Justyn Marshman delivered a first round of instruction to drivers using Wrings’s first four Euro-6 Actros 2545 trucks, three months after they entered service.