Thomas Hardie wins at Volvo dealer awards
Thomas Hardie Commercials has been named Volvo Used Truck Sales Team of the Year for the third consecutive year.
In addition to the coveted award, which was presented at Volvo’s annual Dealer Kick Off Event, the north-west-based dealer group also won Dealer of the Year Award for 2018 and the Trafford Park depot claimed the Volvo Action Service Dealer of the Year 2018.
The judges commended Thomas Hardie for its impressive sales figures, which demonstrated strong and continuous growth. Also noted was its innovative sales programmes, teamwork and ingenious use of social media.
Chris Schofield, director of used truck sales, said: “2018 was an exceptional year for our used vehicle sales department, which resulted in us finding new homes for approximately 420 vehicles by the year end. We can only achieve this level of success with the assistance of our incredibly loyal customer base and our award-winning after-sales team.
“Our sales team is further assisted by a strong, in-house, used vehicle sales preparation team, Thomas Hardie Vehicle Solutions, central administration and the workforce across the group as a whole. They should all be incredibly proud of their achievements.”
Environment Agency cracks down on illegal waste movements
Dozens of lorries and vans in the Watford area were stopped by police and crime officers in a roadside crackdown of illegal waste. Any vehicle moving waste was checked using authorised sites where it would be handled properly.
The Environment Agency said 82 HGVs and vans were stopped on the A41 at Bushey and checked for compliance by police, DVSA and HMRC officers.
The owners of two vehicles are to be investigated by the agency and a further 18 drivers were given advice and guidance about how to transport waste within the law. The remaining 15 waste vehicles stopped had the relevant registration.
EA waste officer Hannah Wooldridge said: “Working with partners such as the police helps us run roadside operations, and the ability to share intelligence around non-compliant waste carriers.
“The EA wants to ensure businesses carrying waste have the proper authorisations to allow them to transport and transfer rubbish – a waste carrier’s registration from the EA and waste transfer not from the waste producer.”
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