FLAG signs up to aid counter terrorism

Laurie Dealer is pleased to see the Fleet Auction Group's (FLAG) has tied up with Leicestershire Constabulary to help promote a national counter-terrorism campaign.

Project Griffin is a police initiative to protect cities and communities from the threat of terrorism by bringing together and co-ordinating the resources of the police, emergency services, local authorities and business in the private sector.

Chris Jager, business development manager at FLAG, says: "Involvement with Project Griffin is central to our vehicle remarketing partnerships with Local Authorities, the emergency services and public utilities.

"Best practice and corporate responsibility is high on the agenda for all these organisations and the initiative is a perfect fit with The Fleet Auction Group's business ethos," he adds.

Inspector Tony Marsden of Leicestershire Constabulary says that when businesses learn about Project Griffin, understand how it fits into their business remit and the benefits it can bring them in terms of crime reduction, they are keen to get involved.

"The Fleet Auction Group was one of the first to get involved with the initiative, and their own 'Blue Lights Lift Barriers' epitomises, and superbly helps to promote, the messages of Project Griffin," he says.

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Reed Boardall orders 65 new Euro 5 Volvos

Frozen food storage and distribution specialist Reed Boardall has ordered 65 new Euro-5 Volvo FH13 trucks.

The Boroughbridge, North Yorks-based firm says its policy is to have all vehicles less than three-years-old in its 150-strong fleet - which also includes Scanias and MANs.

Marcus Boardall, finance director at Reed Boardall, says: "With lower fuel consumption, the new 500hp Volvos are contributing towards Reed Boardall's environmental policy, as well as helping to meet some of the highest service levels in the industry."