The Dealers, the story of ordinary used truck folk in 101 words. Episode two, Who’s Got Gas?

He kept his very well manicured finger on the ignition button but the portable gas powered heater showed no signs of lighting anything gas-like. It clicked heavily and rhythmically.

Outside it was two below. Frustration boiled to the surface. The Boss pulled his wax jacket close and peered out the door towards the 20ft container, which served as general storage.

“Trev, is there a gas bottle with gas in?” he yelled.

“No,” came a stoic reply. “This one’s empty.”

The Boss cursed heavily, glanced at his Rolex, and pondered opening times of local DIY stores. He blew hard onto his hands…

In the next episode, will anyone find warmth? Find out in the next episode of The Dealers, the story of ordinary used truck folk in a 101 words.

(The Dealers is an Road Transport Media Production, author and editor is Laurie Dealer – characters are fictional and not based on any living person, any likeness is coincidental)

T&R Phillips Transport appoints liquidators

South Wales-based TRP Logistics, which traded as T&R Phillips Transport, is to be liquidated.

David Hill and Peter Dewey, of Begbies Traynor, were appointed as liquidators on 8 August. The haulier specialised in abnormal and out-sized loads, as well as services for the aviation industry.

Hill says: “As key reasons for the business going into liquidation the directors of the business cited increased fuel costs which they were unable to pass onto their customers; this rendered a number of contracts unprofitable and combined with bad debts and family ill health meant the business was no longer viable.”

Commercialmotor.com contacted T&R Phillips only to be told that director Sharon Phillips was “on holiday”.

The company held an O-licence  for 30 vehicles and 25 trailers, which has been revoked. It was also a member of Pall-Ex, however the network has no comment to make at this time.