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Who is Katie Hopkins, asks Laurie Dealer

It’s a sure sign of ignorant bliss when someone starts talking about somebody with complete openness that you think both people must be related. Turns out that isn’t always the case.

Buying, selling, haggling - the basics

During the early 1980s I presented a seminar in London called ‘An Introduction to Buying, Selling and Negotiating’. It was a slow burner but by the time Margaret Thatcher’s reign was toppled by John Major in 1990 the two pages of A4 that it was written on became the bible for all sales people in all sectors of retail, commerce and procurement.

Jennifer Lopez accused of sponsoring terrorism. How so, asks Laurie Dealer?

In what can only be described as a load of old twaddle, the renowned ‘actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, and fashion designer’ Jennifer Lopez has been accused of sponsoring Al-Qaeda. Now, I am sure that you are wondering how potential links between J-Lo (thanks son) and the world’s foremost terrorist group have anything to do with road transport…but bear with me.

Enough part-ex trailers coming back for Schmitz Cargobull, says Brian Parkinson

Brian Parkinson, used sales manager at Schmitz Cargobull, says while the market will suffer from a shortage of late, clean stock it won’t be such a problem for him.  In an interview for Commercial Motor (published today, 12 Janaury 2012) he says part-exchanges generated by the manufacturer’s sales of new trailers should ensure that the cupboard isn’t too bare.

More miles and older vans maintain values, says Manheim

Stats on the rolling stock at Manheim Remarketing provide further evidence of the cause and effect supply has had on the sector in the past year. The age of a used van up for sale at Manheim Remarketing might be 18% older and it might have 17% more miles on the clock than 12 months ago, but its value has remained more or less identical.