From the Frontline – Thompsons Group to reopen in order to assist customers needing parts

Will Shiers
April 23, 2020

Tipper bodybuilder Thompsons Group is beginning a phased return to work, initially just to support those customers needing parts and service support.

“The phone won’t stop ringing, and it’s mainly customers needing parts,” explained director Scott Burton. “We are trying to be as helpful as possible, and give the best service we can under these challenging conditions, so are having a few back to work."

Burton expressed his concerns that the bodybuilding industry will likely suffer in the coming months due to a lack of new chassis.

“Any trucks that we were due in, clearly aren’t going to arrive when they were supposed to, as all the truck plants are either shut or operating at lower capacity,” he said. “This is going to have a serious knock-on effect.”

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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