Meachers order • Southampton-based Meachers Group (above) has added 10
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ERF E10.32 ST tractive units and four ERF E6.21 four-wheel curtainsided rigids to its 105-strong fleet — 80 of which are already ERFs.
5peed warning North East Traffic Commissioner Frederick Whalley has warned truck drivers to keep their speeds down after suspending a driver's HGV licence for a week for persistent speeding.
Panda hurt • East Sussex-based Mercedes truck dealer Panda Diesels has called in the receiver, despite turning over £.9m up to May last year.
Liberal cabotage • Britain's six-month presidency of the Council of Ministers will be used to push for "completely liberal cabotage" throughout the EC from 1 January 1993, according to the Road Haulage Association. it wants harmonisation on vehicle excise and fuel duty, 44-tonnes gross weight and 11.5-tonne drive axles.
Sweet success • Tibbett & Britten has won a five-year distribution contract with sweet manufacturer Trebor Bassett. The work was previously handled by several sub-contractors.
Taxing report • Vehicle excise duty should be adjusted according to the amount of pollution a truck produces, says a report from right-wing think-tank the Adam Smith Institute.