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A new energy and drive that focuses on delivering unprecedented levels of service and value for members and the road transport industry, underpins the new Road Haulage Association (RHA) on Stand 5G40 at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show (CV Show).
According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), UK van and truck registrations reached an all-time high in the first quarter of 2015 – with 108,456 commercial vehicles being registered in the first quarter of the year.
Gregory Distribution (Holdings) Ltd has acquired Framptons Transport Services Ltd through the purchase of its parent company PF Holdings Ltd. The cost of the transaction has not been disclosed. Baker Tilly and Ashfords LLP advised on the sale.
During a visit to the Port of Southampton George Osborne heard news of Associated British Ports’ plans to invest more than £12 million in its vehicle handling facilities at the port. The level of investment will create more than 5,700 new vehicle storage spaces for vehicles from some of the UK’s biggest automotive manufacturers.
FedEx's €4.4 billion ($4.8 billion, £3.2 billion) bid for Dutch parcel delivery firm TNT Express has sparked a boost in courier company shares. It’s not only the courier industry that will benefit, however: it is customers that should ultimately be the real winner. The resulting company will introduce stronger competition within Europe and globally.