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.

First Vauxhall Van Centre opens in Willenhall in Greenhous Group colours

News has filtered through to Laurie Dealer that West Midlands-based Greenhous Group has opened a new Vauxhall Van Centre in Willenhall, with Greenhous DAF site on Neachells Road.

Christine Ward, sales manager, says the UK's first Vauxhall Van Centre will offer national fleet and owner operators a parts operation from 6.30am on Monday through to 1pm on Saturday, out-of-hours service, MOTs for class 4 and 7 vehicles and run 11 delivery parts vans across the West Midlands.

"To ensure the best quality, customer service and expertise the dealership employ a dedicated sales team, 32 experienced staff in our parts and 45 in our service department including fully trained Vauxhall technicians," she says.  

There is provision for second hand vans too, as well as HP, lease and contract hire packages for new and used vans.

Jobs a good 'un.