New used board member at TruckEast

Suffolk-based Scania dealer group TruckEast has appointed Shane Wareing as used sales director, which sees him join its board. 

He has been responsible for the retailer’s used division since joining the organisation in 2010, subsequently increasing the department’s business by an average of 60%.  

“TruckEast has a fantastic reputation and has always had a family feel to it – something that attracted me in the first place,” said Wareing, “I am humbled to have achieved this level in my career and delighted that the hard graft has paid off.”

The group has made a series of other changes to its board, including Harley Coulson’s move to sales and operations director and Martyn Clipston to group aftersales director for all branches except Wellingborough, which continues to be run by director Graham Broughton. All of the changes are effective from 1 January.

Velocity goes potholing with Isuzu

Road repair specialist Velocity has taken delivery of two Isuzu F110.210 (E) rigids for pothole maintenance duties.

Supplied by Thompson Commercials, they were fitted with custom “road repair” bodies by Velocity at its manufacturing facility in Sunderland.

The vehicles are already in service, having initially been deployed in Cornwall, and are said to allow the company to attend up to 200 potholes a day, specifically on parts of the road network with restricted access. 

“In some rural areas, narrow lanes are inaccessible for the larger machines in our fleet,” said the company’s MD Dominic Gardner, “designed in collaboration with our customer Cormac, these new machines allow us to access those roads and increase productivity.”

“The two new Isuzus deliver an increase in payload and increased reliability, together with easier operation and maintenance,” added Isuzu’s fleet sales manager, Jon Corcoran, “this increased productivity comes from the combination of the Isuzu chassis with the specialist Velocity patching body that has been built based on many years of their road repair expertise.”