Reynolds Catering Services takes Isuzus in its fleet past the 100 mark

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Reynolds Catering Supplies has added 37 new Isuzu trucks to its UK distribution fleet.

The Hertfordshire-based catering company has bought 12 Isuzu Forward 13.5-tonners as well as adding a further 25 Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigids to its 264-strong distribution fleet.

Reynolds currently has 102 Isuzus based across nine locations in the UK.

Steve White, head of fleet, said: “Isuzu trucks now account for a significant proportion of our distribution fleet, especially at 7.5 tonnes, as we have found that their on-the-road reliability is fantastic. The recent introduction of Isuzu’s new model at 13 tonnes coincided with our need to replace some incumbent older trucks from our fleet.

"On the back of our experience of the Isuzu 7.5 tonne performance over many years, we decided to move up the GVW category with Isuzu this time.”

Reynolds supplies fresh fruit and veg to wholesalers serving the foodservice and catering sectors. 

Commercial Motor Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

Gloucestershire dealership Rothdean, Huddersfield-based Mac’s Truck Sales and Mercedes-Benz dealer Rygor Commercials led the way in nominations for a Commercial Motor Award, garnering four each after judging took place at Heythrop Park earlier this month.

Rygor, the largest dedicated UK dealer group for Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles, is in the running for Franchised Dealer of the Year, alongside Guest Truck and Van and RH Commercials. Mac’s Truck Sales and Rothdean are joined by Leighton Vans in the shortlist for Independent Dealer of the Year.

Waldron Commercials, Commercial Contract Engineer, Dennison Commercials and RH Commercials, all picked up three nominations – and will see if they are successful when the winners are revealed at the Vox Centre in Birmingham on Thursday 15 November. The winner of the Service to Industry Award will be revealed on the night, as will the recipient of the first Dealer Principal of the Year Award – the winner of which was nominated by the panel of independent judges during the judging process.

Now in its third year, the Commercial Motor Awards – sponsored by Close Brothers Asset Finance, Hexagon Leasing, PM Commercials and Protruck Auctions – celebrates the very best in commercial vehicle sales and aftersales.

Go to for details on how to book tickets for this exclusive event.

Commercial Motor Awards 2017 Highlights

Commercial Motor Awards 2018: the shortlist in full

Franchised Dealer of the Year, sponsored by PM Commercials

  • Guest Truck and Van and Sherwood Truck and Van
  • RH Commercial Vehicles
  • Rygor Commercials

2017 Winner: Dennison Commercials; 2017 Highly Commended: RH Commercials

Aftersales and Maintenance Provider of the Year

  • APM Commercials
  • Commercial Contract Engineers
  • Dennison Commercials
  • RH Commercial Vehicles
  • Terberg DTS UK
  • Waldron Commercials
  • Yaxley Coachworks

2017 Winner: HRVS Group; 2017 Highly Commended: Waldron Commercials

New for 2018! Forecourt / Showroom of the Year

  • City West Commercials
  • Imperial Commercials
  • MACS Truck Sales
  • Rygor Commercials, Gloucester

New for 2018! Customer Service Award

  • Carrier Transicold UK
  • Commercial Contract Engineers
  • Dennison Commercials
  • MAN Truck and Bus UK
  • TomTom Telematics
  • Waldron Commercials

Rental, Leasing and Contract Hire Provider of the Year

  • Asset Alliance Group
  • Hexagon Leasing
  • Macs Truck Rental & Leasing Co.
  • Rothdean

2017 winner: Asset Alliance Group

Commercial Motor Awards 2017 - Apprentice of The Year – Cartwright

Apprentice of the Year

  • Ford and Slater, Kings Lynn
  • MAN Truck & Bus Uk Ltd
  • Roanza
  • Rygor Commercials

2017 Winner: Joshua Redfern, Cartwright; 2017: Highly Commended: Brendan Griffiths, Waldron Commercials

Finance Provider of the Year, sponsored by ProTruck Auctions

  • Asset Alliance Group
  • Close Brothers Asset Finance

2017 Winner: Asset Alliance Group

Bodybuilder of the Year

  • Cartwright Group
  • Lawrence David
  • Rothdean

2017 Winner: Bevan Group; 2017 Highly Commended: Thompsons UK

New for 2018! Bodywork Innovation of the Year

  • Johnston Sweepers
  • Neutral Steer
  • Rothdean

Commercial Motor Dealer Awards 2016 Highlights

Independent Dealer of the Year, sponsored by Close Brothers Asset Finance

  • Leighton Vans
  • MACS Truck Sales
  • Rothdean

2017 Winner: PM Commercials

Workshop Innovation of the Year, sponsored by Hexagon Leasing

  • Assetminder
  • Neutral Steer
  • r2c Online

2017 Winner: r2c Online

Sales Team of the Year

  • Dennison Commercials
  • MACS Truck Sales
  • RH Commercial Vehicles
  • Roanza Truck and Van
  • Rygor Commercials

2017 Winner: HRVS Group

Auction House of the Year

  • Commercial Vehicle Auctions
  • The Fleet Auction Group
  • Wilsons Auctions

2017 Winner: The Fleet Auction Group

Technician Team of the Year

  • Commercial Contract Engineers
  • Waldron Commercials

2017 Winner: Waldron Commercials; 2017 Highly Commended: Thomas Hardie Commercials


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