Ashton returns to Ryder as its business development director

Ryder appoints Phil Ashton

Phil Ashton has returned to Ryder following a two-year absence, during which he was working for trailer manufacturer Montracon as its sales and marketing director.

Appointed as Ryder’s business development director, Ashton will be focusing on growing the company, and targeting large lease accounts.

Ashton initially spent 17 years at the rental company as its head of area sales before moving to Montracon.

Commenting on his return, Ashton said: “I’m delighted to be returning. I’ve recently been working in a capital sales environment but was keen to return to a rental and leasing organisation. The only one I would work for is Ryder.”

Ashton will report to the firm’s sales and marketing director, John Murray, who said that Ryder is “delighted to have Phil back on board, it means a lot to the company to have someone of Phil’s experience in such a key role”.

Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545LS 6x2 tractor - Used Truck of the Day

Intercounty Actros

This 65-plate begonia orange Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545LS 6x2 tractor is our used deal of the day, and we found it on Intercounty Truck & Van’s forecourt near Wellingborough.

Rated at 449hp, this automatic unit has covered over half a million km with one previous owner, and has been specified with a well-equipped BigSpace cab.

This example includes a pull-out fridge, electric sunroof, Bluetooth, a night heater and air conditioning. Driver aids include Predictive Powertrain Control and a reverse warning system.

Complete with a full service history, this Actros is on the market for £32,000 including VAT. Intercounty will also welcome part exchanges, and finance packages are available too.