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Hello and welcome to the July edition of TachPro news , your monthly round-up of news from the road & passenger transport industries that caught our eye.
Without further ado, let's kick off the round up.
Brexit bad for business? Not according to these figures…
Registrations for new trucks in the UK have outperformed the EU in the first 6 months of this year. The headline figures make for very positive reading, with the UK’s growth up 5.6% and the EU as a whole only at 2.2% - with Germany in particular raising eyebrows with a 1.2% decline.
Read more about this over at Commercial Motor here
McCulla – Temp Control Operator of the Year at The Motor Transport Awards.
The Motor Transport Awards took place earlier this month with none other than Gabby Logan and comedian John Bishop in attendance.
Our congratulations go to McCulla for winning the Temp Control Opeartor of the year award at the event.
Take a look here over at the Belfast Telegraph for more details from McCulla.
Other winners included DPD who won both the Innovation Award and Home Delivery Operator of the Year.
Wincanton won the top award Haulier of the Year and Expect Distribution won the Business Excellence Award.
TachPro would like to congratualte all the winners, a full list of which can be seen here
Michelin Open Their New Distribution Centre
Located in Stoke-On-Trent and boasting over 575,000 sq ft the new European distribution centre for Michelin is a monster! It will also host a national distribution centre for ATS Euromaster and togehter will be handling over 5 million tyres each year. To read more about this head on over to Logistics Manager here
Europa fleets grows
Europa Road (a division of Europa Worldwide Group) has just announced that they’ve invested £2 million in 23 new Renault trucks, including 11 Range T artics, 4 Range D12’s, 7 Range D18 rigids and a Range D26 rigid through RH Commercials over in the East Midlands. To see what else the was included in the deal check out this article over at UK Haulier
Kinaxia acquires Mark Thompson Transport
Warrington based haulier Mark Thompson Transport which specialises in night deliveries for the the likes of Hermes & TNT, has been acquired by Kinaxia. Kinaxia’s other companies currently include Bay Fright, Foulger, Lambert Brothers and Maidens of Telford in their ranks with more on the way over the next 12 months.
See more on this story and Kinaxia's plans for the future over at Logistics Manager here
That’s it for this month, we’ll be back with more in July. If you have a story you think our readers would like to see, then feel free to drop us a line Gary a line on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get your news added to our next edition.