The final issue of TRUCK - the magazine they didn't want you to read!

The November issue of CM’s sister title Truck & Driver will include the forgotten pages from the last issue of TRUCK magazine.

In September 2004, after 29 years and 11 months, the final issue of TRUCK magazine hit the shelves.

But instead of going out in a blaze of glory, this iconic magazine was killed on the quiet. The publisher who closed it removed any mention of it being the final issue, and 16 pages of tributes and finger-pointing were slashed. Even the cover, and celebratory DAF wall-planner were pulled.

The missing pages have now been unearthed, and will finally see the light of day in Truck & Driver (on sale 8 October). The issue will also include a double-sided DAF 2020 wall-planner.

This is your chance to see the magazine they never wanted you to read!

Chris Smith replaces James Alderman as MD of Michelin UK


Chris Smith has been appointed MD of Michelin UK, replacing James Alderman, who has retired.  

Smith, 36, who began his career at Michelin in 2007, also retains his responsibilities as sales director B2B for the UK and Republic of Ireland.

He said: “My absolute focus will be on customer satisfaction, employee engagement and growth.

“Change is the new norm and we need to make sure we are agile enough to take advantage of that. We have a strong team at Michelin UK and I’m confident we can deliver significant growth on the back of that.    

“These are exciting times for Michelin Europe North and I’m extremely proud to be MD of the business in the UK and Ireland. I fully intend to continue James Alderman’s commitment to the vision and values of the Michelin Group.”

Smith has extensive B2B experience, including as truck and bus marketing director for North Europe.