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Ahead of the game: Schmitz shifts ex-Irlam trailers

  Laurie Dealer, always one step ahead of the game, notes with the interest that Schmitz Cargobull is now selling the ex-Irlam stock following the deal from the Stobart Group for 225 new trailers.

Cordwallis Group hits 40

It has been 40 years since the Cordwallis Group was started by father and son Roy and Ian Thomas, Laurie Dealer can reveal.

HSE fines boss of M Wilson Commercials

  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has fined Michael Wilson, who trades as the Lancashire-based CV repairer M Wilson Commercials, after one of his employees broke his back after falling off a ladder, reports Laurie Dealer.    

Shoreham kicks off 'van'tastic sale

Alex Wright, the new MD and owner of Shoreham Vehicle Auctions, is starting to stamp his authority on the job, discovers Laurie Dealer.

What would £50m buy a haulier?

  Laurie Dealer asks a question; what do you get if you combine Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll and Darren Bent?    

Guest Trucks buys Sherwood

  Another dealer acquisition update. News has filtered through to Laurie Dealer at Laurie Dealer HQ, that Iveco-dealer Guest Trucks has bought fellow dealer Sherwood Truck & Van for an undisclosed sum.