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City West Commercials wins record 50-truck fleet order

City West Commercials has won a UK record contract with an order for 50 Mercedes-Benz trucks. Somerset-based Hopkins Concrete supplies ready-mix concrete and aggregates, and provides muckaway and concrete pumping services, throughout the South-West. A vast the majority of the trucks ordered will be Arocs 8x4 rigids with S day cabs and 394hp Euro VI engines. Of these, 25 will be Arocs 3240B models

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Alphabet urges fleet rethink on run-flats

alphabet andy williamsLeasing company Alphabet is urging fleet managers to rethink using run-flat tyres following the launch of Michelin's Zero Pressure (ZP) range.

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Richmond is supercar central, according to Oracle Finance

66947fer 1Richmond has been revealed as the postcode most likely to feature a supercar buyer.

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BCA research reveals attitudes to careless driving

bca graphicUK motorists have revealed their growing frustration at careless driving habits.

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Aston Martin tops dream drive list

vanquish volanteAston Martin has topped the list of cars Brits want to drive, according to research from classifieds website Gumtree Motors.

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Bradford dealer praised by Trading Standards

Clive Brook leftYorkshire Volvo dealer Clive Brook has been awarded a top customer service accolade from West Yorkshire's Trading Standards Service.


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Successful web search for Swindon Suzuki and Hyundai dealer

Pebley beachThe increased use of connected devices and smart-phones by car buyers mean that websites have never been more important for franchised and independent motor dealers and sorting out what technology to use and who to put it together can be an absolute minefield for traders who generally are more at home with mechanical engineering than they are with search engines.

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Breaking the mould, interview with Guy Walker of FindsYouCars

Guy Walker MTNMost of the people Motor Trade News meets who are running companies supplying products and services to the dealership and automotive sector seem to fall into three categories. They either left school and went to work for Ford/Vauxhall/Rover, fell into what they were doing almost by accident, or had the automotive business thrust upon them by an accident of birth.

Like his business, which sets out to turn the online cars for sale lead generation model on it's head, Guy Walker the CEO of FindsYouCars does not fit the usual motor trade mould. His career has taken him from top accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, to Finance Director and CFO roles in the boardrooms of global advertising agency giants Leo Burnett, Bozell Worldwide and Initiative Media. What brought Walker to the world of automotive was a personal experience some 20 years ago when he was looking to purchase a BMW 535i.

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10 new franchised dealers appointed by SsangYong

PaulW in action MTNKorean car brand SsangYong who are celebrating their 60th anniversary as a vehicle manufacturer have announced the appointment of 10 new franchised dealers, taking the firm's UK dealer footprint to 60.

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