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Lidl opts for Orbcomm

Supermarket chain Lidl has signed a contract with Orbcomm to provide a temperature-monitoring system across its 3PL transport network

Iveco Farnborough gets IRTE nod

Iveco Retail’s flagship Farnborough dealership, which opened in 2017 at the cost of £1.1m, has achieved IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) Workshop Accreditation.

Mercedes Work Ready covers new and Approved Used chassis

Mercedes-Benz has launched an off-the-shelf offering for its trucks to allow customers to get vehicles in a hurry. The WorkReady programme covers both rigid and tractor units and covers both new and Approved Used chassis. Trucks are available to customers “at very short notice” and can be put to work in some cases within days.

SDC Truck & Trailer Parts opens first branch in England

SDC Truck & Trailer Parts has opened a branch in Warrington, the first on the UK mainland. The company, a subsidiary of SDC Trailers, plans to increase its presence and better serve customers in England, Scotland and Wales. It stocks more than 16,000 parts and is the market leader for truck and trailer parts in Ireland. 

TruckEast in ST Fleet Services deal

Scania dealer TruckEast has provided details behind its February purchase of Northampton trailer maintenance specialists ST Fleet Services – which has been re-named ST Fleet.

Stagefreight ups the show with three Renault Range Ts

Leeds-based Stagefreight has taken delivery of its first Renault trucks, adding three Range T480 4x2 High Cabs to its 30-strong HGV fleet. The trucks, from JDS Trucks & Vans, will transport stage, sound and lights to live music events and theatre tours across the UK and abroad.