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VRA gauge GDP mood at conference

  Laurie Dealer has been pouring over an impromptu straw poll commissioned by the Vehicle Remarketing Association at its inaugural conference today (25 January 2011).    

Thomas Hardie Used Truck Centre testimonials

Laurie Dealer loves testimonials, and this list by Volvo dealer Thomas Hardie is spot on. The testimonial page on Thomas Hardie Used Truck Centre website lists all the good and great operators who have chosen to buy a Volvo.

Malcolm Harrison to sell Berrisford Haulage fleet

  Jo Bourke, road transport.com's crime queen, spoke to 80-year-old Ken Berrisford, who has decided to retire and sell his 50-year-old haulage business as there are no family successors to take it over.

PwC orders sale of ROK's fleet

  Administrators of the collapsed construction company ROK will sell off the firm's truck and van fleet, discovers Laurie Dealer.

MV Commercial embrace Youtube to show a crane truck

Laurie Dealer enjoys a bit of Youtube, and many dealers are starting to embrace it as a strong selling tool. Livingston-based MV Commercial has put a crane truck online. It's a Scania R580 8x4 Crane Truck with 85T Palfinger PK85002 Crane.

Tony Barton joins West Pennine Trucks

Laurie Dealer has been informed that Scania dealer West Pennine Trucks has appointed Tony Barton as sales manager. The official statement says: "With 34 years experience of the truck industry in a vast number of factory, manufacturer and dealership roles at a senior level both technical and commercial, he is well equipped to head up our busy new sales department.