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K2 scales new heights with Mercedes-Benz trucks from Rossetts … 0

K2 scales new heights with Mercedes-Benz trucks from Rossetts …

East Sussex-based K2 Transport [1] has updated and extended its truck fleet with more peak performers from Mercedes-Benz, after joining the Pall-Ex network. Dealer Rossetts Commercials has supplied the fast-growing operator with six Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545 BigSpace tractor units, and a pair of 18-tonne Antos 1824s with curtainside bodies by Lawrence David, of Peterborough. All are the subject of contract hire agreements with Rent-a-Merc, like Rossetts a member of the Northern Ireland-based Inspired Business Investments Group, and are now being inspected and serviced at the Dealer s Eastbourne workshop. K2 Transport operates from headquarters in Uckfield, close to Gatwick Airport. The company is still a relative newcomer, having been founded as recently as 2013 by Nick Pearce, a former pilot in Australia. He was joined shortly afterwards by Kim Brand, a seasoned transport industry professional who spent 25 years working in Botswana. The two began trading with a single truck, which they took turns to drive, then acquired a second. The following year they took on their third truck and employed their first driver, since when the business has really taken off. K2 Transport offers a range of customer-focused haulage and light storage services. As well as undertaking a wide range of general assignments, its trucks carry timber from ports to customers of a leading merchant located throughout London and the South-East. K2 is also now sending vehicles each night to the Pall-Ex hub in Leicestershire. The operator was running Mercedes-Benz trucks supplied by an independent rental specialist prior to the arrivals of its new Actros and Antos, so already had an after sales relationship with Rossetts Commercials. We get on very well with the Dealer s Eastbourne team, who provide an excellent level of support, confirmed Kim Brand. Our trucks go into the workshop on Friday nights for inspections and maintenance, and we pick them up again the following morning. You ll always get issues from time to time but they understand how important it is to minimise downtime and can always be relied upon to keep us rolling. He continued: The contract hire deal put together by Rossetts was attractively priced, while Mercedes-Benz trucks suit our business admirably. Not only are they fuel-efficient, reliable and popular with the drivers those with the Actros tractors particularly like their spacious, flat-floored cabs but they also help us to convey the upmarket image of quality we have sought to project from the outset. With their colour-coded bumpers and mirrors our new trucks look great. Explaining the decision to name the company after K2, the world s second-highest mountain, Nick Pearce added: It is short and catchy, and highlights our determination to keep striving for the next goal. Our Pall-Ex appointment is a good example of this. We are keen to offer a greater range of services to our customers and this membership will act as a catalyst for business growth, allowing us to diversify into new markets and increase our client base. It represents a very important stage in the company s development. References ^ K2 Transport (www.k2transport.co.uk)

K2 scales new heights with Mercedes-Benz trucks from Rossetts Commercials 0

K2 scales new heights with Mercedes-Benz trucks from Rossetts Commercials

East Sussex-based K2 Transport [1] has updated and extended its truck fleet with more peak performers from Mercedes-Benz, after joining the Pall-Ex network. Dealer Rossetts Commercials has supplied the fast-growing operator with six Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545 BigSpace tractor units, and a pair of 18-tonne Antos 1824s with curtainside bodies by Lawrence David, of Peterborough. All are the subject of contract hire agreements with Rent-a-Merc, like Rossetts a member of the Northern Ireland-based Inspired Business Investments Group, and are now being inspected and serviced at the Dealer s Eastbourne workshop. K2 Transport operates from headquarters in Uckfield, close to Gatwick Airport. The company is still a relative newcomer, having been founded as recently as 2013 by Nick Pearce, a former pilot in Australia. He was joined shortly afterwards by Kim Brand, a seasoned transport industry professional who spent 25 years working in Botswana. The two began trading with a single truck, which they took turns to drive, then acquired a second. The following year they took on their third truck and employed their first driver, since when the business has really taken off. K2 Transport offers a range of customer-focused haulage and light storage services. As well as undertaking a wide range of general assignments, its trucks carry timber from ports to customers of a leading merchant located throughout London and the South-East. K2 is also now sending vehicles each night to the Pall-Ex hub in Leicestershire. The operator was running Mercedes-Benz trucks supplied by an independent rental specialist prior to the arrivals of its new Actros and Antos, so already had an after sales relationship with Rossetts Commercials. We get on very well with the Dealer s Eastbourne team, who provide an excellent level of support, confirmed Kim Brand. Our trucks go into the workshop on Friday nights for inspections and maintenance, and we pick them up again the following morning. You ll always get issues from time to time but they understand how important it is to minimise downtime and can always be relied upon to keep us rolling. He continued: The contract hire deal put together by Rossetts was attractively priced, while Mercedes-Benz trucks suit our business admirably. Not only are they fuel-efficient, reliable and popular with the drivers those with the Actros tractors particularly like their spacious, flat-floored cabs but they also help us to convey the upmarket image of quality we have sought to project from the outset. With their colour-coded bumpers and mirrors our new trucks look great. Explaining the decision to name the company after K2, the world s second-highest mountain, Nick Pearce added: It is short and catchy, and highlights our determination to keep striving for the next goal. Our Pall-Ex appointment is a good example of this. We are keen to offer a greater range of services to our customers and this membership will act as a catalyst for business growth, allowing us to diversify into new markets and increase our client base. It represents a very important stage in the company s development. References ^ K2 Transport (www.k2transport.co.uk)

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Major sea search off Camber Sands for missing swimmer as two others taken to hospital

A major search is underway for a missing swimmer [1] while two other people have been airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty in the water off Camber Sands. Hundreds of people had flocked to the East Sussex beach to make the most of the warm weather when “within the space of half an hour” people were seemingly caught up in a rip tide. Emergency services were seen desperately trying to save the life of a 19-year-old boy who was unconscious when he was pulled from the water and taken to hospital [2] in a ‘life-threatening’ condition, an ambulance spokesman said. The second man, reportedly in his 30s, was also seen being given CPR on the sand before he was also taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford. Read More Rescue teams [3] from Dungeness and Rye, Coastguard rescue helicopters from Lydd and Solent, Rye RNLI lifeboat, beach lifeguards and police are still searching for a third missing person last seen in the water at about 12.40pm. Emma Blocksage A Coastguard helicopter lands on Camber Sands, East Sussex, this afternoon @MrRevJohn Emergency services at the scene in Camber Sands, East Sussex, where a major search is underway Emma Watson, 35, from Banstead, Surrey, was on a day out with her husband, mother and three children, when the horror unfolded. She told Mirror.co.uk: “It was terrible – we saw two people being dragged out of the sea. Read More “It was a traumatising thing for us as adults to see, let alone children.” She said that initially they saw the helicopter hovering over the water but thought little of it until the lifeboats were launched and people began running in the same direction. @MrRevJohn The coastguard are searching the water off Camber Sands for a missing person after two others were rescued “We saw a teenage boy getting pulled out the water and they were working on him on the sand for ages before the air ambulance came and took him to hospital. “I went back to where my mum and my husband were sitting and there was lady who looked like she’d dragged her boyfriend or husband out of the sea. Read More “He was foaming at the mouth and she was beside herself and had to be taken away. “He was a big bloke, in his 30s, and they must’ve been working on him for about 25 minutes and then he got taken away. Emma Blocksage The helicopter airlifted two people, one in a life-threatening condition “This was all happening right in front of us.” She added: “We saw the lifeboat going up and down again and were told they’re looking for the body of a little boy. Read More “After that they put up the red warning flags but there was still people going in the water. “Before then there weren’t any flags up. It just crept up on everyone really quickly – the tide was just coming in so fast and I think it took everyone by surprise. I don’t think there was anything anyone could’ve done.” praying for the missing person and the two saved today, extremely sad witnessing the CPR #cambersands pic.twitter.com/NTz2jc7lsG [4] [5] Emma B Official (@OfficialEmmaB) July 24, 2016 [6] Model Emma Blocksage, better known as Emma B, was on the beach with her young children when she saw one of the men being given CPR. “He was being dragged out of the water by an older guy and then they were resuscitating him for at least 10 minutes before an air ambulance came,” she said. “They were really jumping on him, like really desperately pumping his chest, and it was constant until he was airlifted away.” She added: “There were people everywhere, it was chaos. We left almost as soon as it happened. It was just so upsetting.” The 37-year-old recalled how the water was “really rough” and she said at one point she turned to her mum, while holding her two-year-old’s hand and said: “If I let go now he’d be gone”. Amy Wells, who is on Camber Sands beach, said she saw someone waving at the helicopter while there was another group of teenagers shouting for help. “There was crowd of teenagers in the water, who then dragged a teenage boy out, laying him on the beach then starting resuscitation,” she said. “More police then came from the other incident over to this one, before getting more help from paramedics. “The resuscitation was carried on for about 30mins, when a police car arrived to take the teenage boy away to hospital. “At this point I could see he was connected to a drip, while CPR was still going on. “The other incident seemed to involve an older man, who was stretchered up into the helicopter. “Someone is still being looked for in the water, and the helicopter is still circling occasionally. The red flags are still being flown.” Getty Camber Sands in East Sussex was packed today as people flocked to the seaside in the warm weather John Marlow, who was on the beach with his wife and two children, said he saw two boys swimming in the sea before hearing sirens. The 57-year-old from Chorley, Lancashire, said: “A lifeboat and helicopter arrived, a lifeguard vehicle and police car with sirens came at same time. “They hovered over the two lads but they waved them away indicating they are okay. “Then a man was lowered by line about 20 metres away and grabbed a young man and then landed on the beach. “They were performing resuscitation on him on the beach then took him away by chopper. “The boat I think got someone else out of the water, but tide came in really quick.” “The car park and access road was full of emergency services. “We saw someone being put into an ambulance in the car park and a stretcher being taken onto the beach as we came away.” It comes after a 54-year-old swimmer died on Saturday when he became caught in a rip tide off the Norfolk coast. Four others were also caught in the current, two of which got to the shore without help while the others were aided by bystanders. Camber Sands tragedy References ^ missing swimmer (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ hospital (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ Rescue teams (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ #cambersands (twitter.com) ^ pic.twitter.com/NTz2jc7lsG (t.co) ^ July 24, 2016 (twitter.com)