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John Dinham Transport opens a new chapter with first Approved Used FUSO Canter.

These are exciting times for Mercedes-Benz Approved Used Trucks customer John Dinham Transport, which has just moved to a new base in Avonmouth. Proprietor John Dinham purchased his first pre-owned vehicle from Dealer City West Commercials in 2016, and has since added another 14. All are Mercedes-Benz models, with the exception of the latest – a 7.5-tonne FUSO Canter. Despite having a different badge on the front, it, too, is from the Daimler family; the FUSO Canter light truck range is sold and supported by Mercedes-Benz Trucks and its Dealer network in Great Britain. A 66-registered 7C18 model, the Canter…

Bulk Haulier’s smart new Mercedes-Benz Arocs delivers a fitting tribute to Grandfathers who served.

As a self-confessed Formula 1™ addict, Tony Rees usually decorates his Mercedes-Benz trucks with airbrushed artwork celebrating the sport’s stars and their cars. Instead of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, however, the latest bears an image of his grandfather, alongside pictures of his wife’s and driver’s grandfathers. All three are depicted in uniform on the back wall of his new-generation Arocs 2553’s StreamSpace cab, each having served during World War II in a different branch of the Armed Forces. The design, which also features a Spitfire and, on the sideskirts, a naval vessel and a tank, was commissioned as a…

Axtec launches 3rd generation OnBoard load indicator for eight-wheelers.

* Latest generation Axtec OnBoard first for four-axle rigids * 3rd generation development of particular interest for tipper market * Proven product already fitted to thousands of two- and three-axle CVs * “Our latest 3rd generation OnBoard model is a true solution for 8-wheeler operators,” Axtec MD, Keith Gresham Axle weighing specialist, Axtec, has launched the latest generation of its market-leading OnBoard Axle Load Indicator which, in an industry first, has been further developed to enable installation on most four-axle rigid vehicles. Axtec, the UK’s leading specialist in axle weighing technology, says this 3rd generation OnBoard equipment will deliver significant…

BNP Paribas Rental Solutions appoints Michelin as its preferred tyre supplier.

Michelin is now supplying tyres for BNP Paribas Rental Solutions’ UK fleet, as part of a new agreement with one of Europe’s largest asset finance, leasing and rental specialists. The deal sees Michelin’s Services & Solutions division supplying all tyres on a fully managed basis across a nationwide fleet of specialist mission-critical vehicles – each with individual policies tailored to meet the needs of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions’ customers. Fitting and maintenance will be carried out on Michelin’s behalf by service partners ATS Euromaster and Tructyre ATS, whose mobile technicians are in the process of rolling out the manufacturer’s tyres…

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