Welcome to a New Year. We trust it brings with it all that you wish for – and by all accounts, the year ahead does hold plenty of promise on so many fronts.
The past year saw lots of high points and only a few low, with truck volumes on the rise and new investment coming through in many areas to indicate that all is, once again, well with our industry – and if the various pre-Christmas press briefings we were privvy to are a measure to go by of how business is shaping up for the year ahead, it’s looking good. We trust you share our optimism!
From our point of view, there is lots to look forward to in 2016, such as the CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham, our very own record breaking Masters Golf Day at the Lough Erne Resort – one of the premier networking events around – and, of course, another Export & Freight Awards, preparations for which are already underway following the resounding success of the 2015 event.
So, what do we have for you in this first issue of the New Year? You can read about how Scania dealers Road Trucks is set to play a major role in Belfast’s new Rapid Transit System, and about why a Northern Ireland company described as the ‘AA for trucks and trailers’ has launched a new service in Belfast. Meanwhile, following a second year of record trailer production at their manufacturing facilities, SDC say they are very optimistic about the year ahead. And we also have a report on the return to the UK market of the Chinese built LDV van range thanks to a deal done with the Dublin based Harris Group.
Our test drivers have also been busy, putting a DAF’s CF 400 8×4 tipper and an Iveco Daily tipper through their paces. Plus, we have our regular features from the FTA and RHA, whose columns always make interesting and timely reading.
Well, that’s it for now – everyone here at Export & Freight wishes you all a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year. We really do appreciate your continued support.
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