Names that live on number 49, Christian Salvesen...

Laurie Dealer was assessing 'for sale' signs in some used stock at a reputable used truck dealership in the Midlands when lo and behold; a Christian Salvesen curtainsider trailer rolls in.

A name, once proud, snapped up by Norbert Dentressangle way back in 2007. Most the rolling stock was replaced but a few errant reefer trailers still roam the roads bound for unimaginable queues at various RDCs dotted around the country.

Laurie Dealer raises a glass to the past.

New-look for Ken Mallinson & Sons

Ken Mallinson & Sons Transport is trying out a new look on two of its vehicles.

The Yorkshire haulier has moved away from its traditional green, red and yellow branding to a fresh white and green livery.

Ian Egan, business development manager at Ken Mallinson, tells CM: "We initially wanted to try out the new image across two of our vehicles to see how it looks and what everyone thinks of it. If we like it, then we'll look to roll it out across the rest of the fleet."

The firm says that next year it will upgrade between 10 and 15 of its 52-strong fleet.