Cummins on the hunt for oldest trucks with Darlington-built engines

Cummins is looking for the oldest surviving trucks or buses powered by its Darlington-built engines to show at a commerative event. The Darlington engine plant (pictured below) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Cummins is planning a celebration on 11 July.

The earliest ones are likely to be from the ‘small vee’ range, such as the 7.7-litre V8 used in some Ford D-series trucks. Production of the iconic B-series started in 1986, followed by C-series in 1989, and then the ISBe in 2000.

Anyone with a truck or bus featuring early examples of Darlington-built engines should contact [email protected].

Farrall's Transport names Jim Perry as MD

Farrall’s Transport has appointed Jim Perry as its new MD, following a restructure of its senior management team. Former MD Mike Farrall will take on the role of company chairman.

The Chester-based operator said the management shuffle follows a period of “exponential growth” in the business, including a £3.5m investment in its Deeside warehousing facility.

Perry told Commercialmotor.com: “The business is going through an exciting phase of development and I am looking forward to leading a committed, dynamic and extremely focused team in delivering best-in-class solutions and service.”