Phillips buys a pair of Stralis tractors

Iveco has continued its recent run of sales success in the North-East with two trucks joining another well regarded fleet - Phillips (Seahouses).

The sale of the pair of Stralises to Phillips continues a highly successful period for local dealer North East Truck and Van which has also sold trucks to other prominent North-East hauliers including Fergusons (Blyth), Simpson Brothers and Devereux Developments.

The two trucks join Phillips' existing fleet of 18 commercial vehicles. They have been purchased following the successful operation of the company's first Stralis, which was acquired in January 2006.

Former MT assistant editor is new RHA policy chief

Jack Semple has joined the RHA as its director of policy. He replaces Karen Dee who has moved to the CBI.

Semple takes up his new post at the end of the month, having served eight years on the staff of Motor Transport, latterly as assistant editor, news and technical.