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The trailer and van specialist

The trailer and van specialist 16 September 2016 West-Tranz LTD supplies quality used trailers and vans, which are sourced only from reliable and reputable dealers in the UK. Established in 2012, West-Tranz LTD specialises in the sale of used trailers and light commercials as well as trailer refurbishing, shot-blasting and painting. Lee McKinney explains more about what his Portadown-based company has to offer. Over the past three years, West-Tranz LTD has earned a reputation for supplying top quality used trailers, light commercials, heavy plant and machines to the Irish market. Sourcing most of his trailers and vehicles from the UK where he now has an outlet in Warrington, Lee carries an extensive range of stock at his yard in Portadown and has a growing customer-base both north and south of the border. Lee can locate the trailer or van that you require in the unlikely event of it not being already in stock. When you buy from West-Tranz LTD, you can rest assure the trailer / vehicle comes fully serviced, is in perfect working order and is in pristine condition. Lee stands over everything he sells! We sell mostly trailers, small vans and the occasional truck, he explains. I had worked in the transport business for many years before seeing a gap in the market for second hand trailer and light commercial sales. Through word of mouth, advertising on the DoneDeal website and our own Facebook page, we have attracted a lot of customers and made many sales in Ireland and the UK. My background in the road haulage business and the contacts I made through it, has also earned me a fair bit of business. West-Tranz LTD supplies quality used trailers and vans, which are sourced only from reliable and reputable dealers in the UK, at the most competitive prices. Lee takes great pride in being able to offer his customers a professional, prompt, reliable and friendly service. The company can supply any type of trailer from the top manufacturers, including Fruehauf, SDC, Krone, Grey & Adams, Chereau, Schmitz and Humbaur. So whether it s a curtain sider, tipper, Euroliner or refrigerated unit you re after, Lee has the trailer for you. By sourcing our trailers in the UK, we are able to offer our customers terrific value for money. There are 20 times more trailers over there than there is in Ireland, so the choice and variety is far greater. As with the vans, the trailers we bring in from the UK tend to be in better condition than those in Ireland, and with the back-up we provide, the customer can t really go wrong by buying for us, he says. West-Tranz LTD has also made its mark in the light commercial sales sector, offering customers a huge selection of used vans which cater for the needs of every driver. Vans from all the well-known brands are available for you to drive away from Lee s yard, including iconic models from the likes of Volkswagen, Peugeot, Ford and Renault. We are only too happy for our customers to call into us, sit in the van they have their eye on and test it out. We want to make sure the van meets their needs and is to their exact specification before they commit to buying, Lee continues. All vans Lee sells are serviced and checked by John Corry Motors in Portadown. Lee has struck up an excellent working relationship with the garage which offers MOT and PSV preparation services in addition to vehicle servicing, repair services, full diagnostic services, electrical work, headlight alignment and steam cleaning. There is more to West-Tranz LTD than just sales. Lee and his team of dedicated staff can also refurbish trailers and supply new curtain and doors for trailers. The modern workshop also offers shot-blasting and painting services for trailers and alloys. Shot-blasting is a method used to strengthen and polish metal. In his spare time, Lee likes nothing better than taking his 13-year-old son Jake to truck shows such as Mondello in Co. Kildare and Full of the Pipe in Cavan. He says: Jake reminds me a bit of myself when I was that age. He loves the trucks. My uncle had a truck and my interest in them grew from there. The affable managing concludes by saying: I would like to take this opportunity to thank my customers for their support. The first three years have gone really well; we are making sales every week and are attracting new customers. We strive at all times to offer customers a service and product that is second to none. West-Tranz LTD 180 Markethill Road, Portadown, Co, Armagh BT 623SL Telephone: +44 7445 122222 [1] Taken from I rish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Vol 18 N o 10, December 2015/January 2016 [2] References ^ +44 7445 122222 (www.irishtrucker.com) ^ rish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Vol 18 No 10, December 2015/January 2016 (www.brtanspares.ie)

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CSL Transport goes for Renault Trucks again

CSL Transport has taken delivery of seven 44-tonne Range T520 6×2 tractors following what it describes as impressive fuel consumption figures and good driver feedback. The Surrey-based firms new trucks comprise five mid-lifts and two tags, one specified with a 9-tonne front axle. They join CSL s 23-strong fleet, which has operated Renault Magnums and Range T460s for several years. The outstanding service we have received from Renault Trucks South and BRS over the years has been a crucial factor in our vehicle selection on this occasion, explains CSL Transport fleet manager Dan Broda. Optimum fuel economy was also an important factor and we are getting around 9.1mpg, with one vehicle reaching 10mpg. This compares to 7.4-7.8mpg with previous trucks, so we are delighted with these improved figures, he continues. Driver retention is another key focus for CSL, he says: With a national driver shortage, we need to be able to attract and retain some of the best in the industry. We know that our drivers like the Renault trucks, especially with all the added features, and adding more Range Ts with the right spec is one sure-fire way to keep our best employees motivated and on board. In fact, CSL s new Range T520 tractors were specified with luxury leather seats, double bunks, light-bars and spotlights. They will now be transporting containers, cabins, timber and plant across the UK and Europe, as well as moving barriers for high-profile London events. All the new trucks were supplied by dealer Renault Trucks South on a four-year, with full repair and maintenance through BRS. Author Brian Tinham [1] Related Companies BRS Ltd Renault Trucks UK Ltd [2] [3] This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. [4] One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team [5] . References ^ Brian Tinham (www.transportengineer.org.uk) ^ BRS Ltd (www.transportengineer.org.uk) ^ Renault Trucks UK Ltd (www.transportengineer.org.uk) ^ See Terms and Conditions. (www.transportengineer.org.uk) ^ contact the sales team (www.transportengineer.org.uk)

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Trucker jailed for causing crash that killed policewoman seconds after he opened text message

A lorry driver has been jailed for causing a crash that killed a police [1] officer after a court heard he opened a text message seconds before the horror smash. Danny Warby, 28, was driving a light goods vehicle along the A141 in Cambridgeshire when it veered into oncoming traffic, Peterborough Crown Court [2] heard. It clipped an oncoming lorry and showered two cars with debris before crashing into a Renault Clio driven by Cambridgeshire Police [3] officer Sharon Garrett, 48. The married mum of two, who was on her way home from work, was pronounced dead at the scene on June 6 2014. Read More PA Detective Constable Sharon Garrett Warby, of School Road, Runcton Holme, King s Lynn, denied causing death by dangerous driving [4] but was convicted by unanimous verdict after a nine-day trial. Today was jailed for six years and banned from driving for 10 years. He had opened a text message seconds before the crash and had no hands-free kit in his lorry, said prosecutor Helen Guest. PA Warby has previous convictions for drink driving After the verdict, she revealed Warby had previous convictions for drink-driving [5] in 2011 and for using a mobile phone while driving and driving without a seatbelt. Judge Stuart Bridge said: This is a very serious offence with hugely tragic consequences and an immediate custodial sentence is inevitable. As Warby was led down to the cells when he was convicted last month, there was a shout from the public gallery of: Danny, keep your chin up, I love you boy. PA The mum of two was on her way home from work when she was killed The fatal crash happened close to RAF Wyton, near Huntingdon. Read More Warby had completed several short journeys that day in the lorry which was carrying a crane and construction materials. The final journey, which ended in the crash, totalled less than one and a half miles. Warby was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea in late 2015 and his defence lawyers argued that he had experienced a micro-sleep just before the crash. References ^ police (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ Crown Court (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ Cambridgeshire Police (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ dangerous driving (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ drink-driving (www.mirror.co.uk)