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haulage factfile

4th September 1997
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' Haulage Factfile page provides busy operators with brief news items on: forthconit events, setvices, busivess products, trail*, company moves, personnel changes, truck thefts, UK fuel prices, and details of the worst congestion bladtspots on our already overcrowded road network If you have information for inclusion in this section send it ii to Commercial Motor, Haulage Factfile, Am H203, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 SAS. fax 0181 652 8969, or phone our netts team on 0181 652 3670.


• 10-11 September: FT World Motor Conference, Hotel Intercontinental, Frankfurt.

Contact: 0171 896 2626.

• 16-18 September: International Conference and Exhibition on customs and excise, Brighton.

Contact: 0171 865 5472.

• 26-28 September: MVDA 97 annual meeting and Trade Recovery Equipment Show, Hanover International Hotel, Daventry.

Contact 01905 613980.

• 16-17 October: Federation Nationale des Transports Routiers annual convention, Grand Palais, Lille.

Contact 00 33 1 44 290 429.

• 22 October: SmartCity 97 Conference. How will smartcard technology revolutionise the urban environment? Elstree Moat House Hotel, Barnet bypass, Borehamwood, Herts.

Contact: 01763 249933.

• 13-23 November 1997 Scottish Motor Show,

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow.

Contact 0131 220 8282.

• 2-4 December: 2nd World Logistics Conference & Exhibition, The Commonwealth Institute, Kensington, London. Contact 01494 678000.


On the web

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has opened a web site for its personalised vehicle registrations scheme. The new site can be found on: www.dvla-som.cauk Contact 0171 371 5335.


Boulogne bound

Hoverspeed and the Falcon Distribution Group have introduced the Hoverspeed & Falcon Sea Freight service between Folkestone and Boulogne. It provides an option for hauliers wanting to ship temperature-controlled goods.

Contact: 01304 865170.


Contract help

A free self-help guide on the legal problems associated with employment contracts is being offerwl by Lawyers For Your Business, the law Society scheme to help smaller businesses deal with commercial law problems. The guide, Employing Staff covers hiring, management and dismissal of staff. Contact 0171 405 9075.


Merlin Distribution

Graham Scott is now manager of the Magnet contract in Darlington and Keighley


Mark Taylor-Jones has been appointed UK sales and marketing manager.

Lex Transfleet

Martin Collins and Mark Guilfoyle are new national account managers for Lex Transfleet's rental activities.


Brian Price has joined EPS as technology centre manager.


Bob Hood has been appointed senior manager for the RMI Bodyshop Services Division.


Approved welding

The BS EN ISO 9002:1994 Certificate of Approval has been awarded to Thompson Friction Welding of Halesowen.

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