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New MD at BMW Malaysia

New MD at BMW Malaysia

BMW Malaysia?s new Managing Director is Geoff Briscoe, who takes over from Wolfgang Schlimme who has taken on a new position in the BMW? Group and who had established the subsidiary in Malaysia 5 years ago. Prior to his appointment in BMW Malaysia, Mr Briscoe was General Manager, Sales, at […]

Ministers urged to tighten lorry loading laws

Ministers urged to tighten lorry loading laws

THE GOVERNMENT has been urged to tighten laws on “irresponsible” loading of lorries to prevent “entirely avoidable” road deaths. Labour former minister Janet Anderson (Rossendale and Darwen) said it should be illegal to load vehicles with heavy materials at the top and protested that the Transport Department’s safe practice code […]

SsangYong Actyon Sports 6-speed Auto

SsangYong Actyon Sports 6-speed Auto

It?s got to be the right timing for Competitive Supreme Sdn Bhd (CSSB), the sole importer and distributor for SsangYong vehicles, as they have just launched a new version of the Actyon Sports pick-up with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Given that higher fuel prices now have motorists wanting to get […]

Volvo C30

Volvo C30

For a carmaker like Volvo, which has long been known for large sedans and stationwagons (and in recent times, large SUVs), the launch of a small model has always been something that generates a lot of interest. Many readers may be too young to remember that Volvo did have small […]

PAY ATTENTION AT THE FRONT

PAY ATTENTION AT THE FRONT

YOU’VE got to hand it to Vauxhall; once a maker of less than stimulating cars, it now boasts some of the most attractive and, it’s got to be said, cleverly designed – inside and out. Whether it is the fancy folding seat mechanism in the Zafira or the fact that […]

Fuel and climate fears boost stagecoach

Fuel and climate fears boost stagecoach

TRANSPORT group Stagecoach said environmental fears and higher fuel costs were sparking a “fundamental shift” towards public transport as it unveiled big revenue rises for bus operations. The Perth in Scotland-based firm said like-for-like revenues rose 7.5% at its UK bus division. Combined with even greater results from its trains […]

MANUAL LABOUR

MANUAL LABOUR

A survey has put the UK at the top for high rates of first time MOT failures in Europe. Haynes publishers, the people behind the famous workshop manuals, believe that this is largely due to small common faults such as light bulbs and perished wiper blades. They say that motorists […]

Minibus and goods vehicle rental drivers’ hours

Minibus and goods vehicle rental drivers’ hours

RENTAL company drivers delivering, collecting or moving empty minibuses and commercial vehicles will no longer be required to record their driving hours on a tachograph. The Government’s decision to relax its interpretation of European Commission drivers’ hours rules (EC/561/2006) removes a massive administration and compliance burden for rental and leasing […]

RHA to unite in industry day of action

RHA to unite in industry day of action

AS PART of the industry day of action planned for 2nd July, the Road Haulage Association will be joining forces with other protest groups, primarily to support the Fuel Price Regulator amendment to the Government’s Finance Bill and also the seek the introduction of an Essential User Rebate. The lobby […]

PINT OR A LITRE?

PINT OR A LITRE?

A Co Galway hotelier has been forced to pay guests a petrol subsidy because of the soaring cost of fuel. Claregalway Hotel owner Paul Gill said he has taken the action to secure business because the government has failed to support the tourism industry hit by the hike in prices. […]