Transport

Jamieson shows innovation

Companies ranging from a quarry operator to a crane hirer were among the big winners at the event that recognises Scotland’s top transport firms. Jim Jamieson Quarries took the prize for Most Innovative Haulier.

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Renault revs up in Scotland

Renault Trucks is building on the back of strong sales north of the border with the acquisition of a dealership and the appointment of a dealer principal. Scotland has 'a unique set of challenges' it says.

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Isuzu looks east

Isuzu Truck UK has strengthened its dealer operation in Scotland with the appointment of Broxburn company Graycoll Truck ‘N’ Trailer which will be responsible for all new truck sales, service and parts support.

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Easy choice for Breedon driver

Tayside trucker John Vannet had an easy decision when it came time to replace his five-year-old vehicle…'another Renault please'. The Range C is ideal for his work as an owner-driver for Breedon Northern, he says.

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Scania targets construction

Scania this week launched its XT truck range as it stepped up its drive to target construction users. 'We now have the right products, the right services and the right skills' said its CEO.

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That’s a bit Harsh

Malcolm Construction has added a “quite special” demountable skiploader that can be loaded on and off a chassis fitted with a conventional hookloader system. It means one vehicle can do the job of two.

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New D-Max launch date

Isuzu’s new generation D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 will be officially launched on October 1. The pick-up has been built to work in “gruelling” conditions and has a 3.5 tonne towing capacity.

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We all make mistakes

An Ayrshire civil engineering contractor has put its hand up to making a mistake when it briefly moved away from a long-time supplier. It corrected its error recently with an order for a truck and trailer combination.

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TOM takes on 3,500

TOM Vehicle Rental has boosted its fleet to 16,000 vehicles with the acquisition of Transflex Vehicle Rental. The dea sees 3,500 cars and light commercial vehicles, four depots and 80 employees join the company.

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X-rated Mercedes

European market launch will begin in November of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class – said to be the first pick-up from a premium manufacturer. The vehicle combines off-road capabilities with the classic Mercedes design.

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