Truck and Track Spring 2024

Truck and Track Spring 2024 8 BUSINESS NEWS Wigan-based Dasco Construction has replaced its vans with five Fuso Canter trucks, designed to cope with the bigger jobs the company has taken on. The Canters, all 3.5-tonne 3C13 models with Comfort cab and 2,500 mm wheelbases – one of six lengths available – have been fitted with Scattolini aluminium tipping bodies at Fuso’s factory in Tramagal, Portugal. Power comes from well-proven, fuel-efficient 3.0-litre turbodiesel engines, each producing 96 kW (130 hp) and 350 Nm of torque. The compact exhaust system means the vehicles also meet the Euro-6 – Step E emission standard. The vehicles were supplied by the Bolton outlet of Dealer Ciceley Commercials. Much of Dasco’s workload involves carrying out planned and reactive maintenance for social housing providers across the North-West, and undertaking everything from groundworks to station facility construction for the Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade rail infrastructure project. Dasco Construction will celebrate its tenth anniversary in business this year. In that time its operation has grown rapidly, and the company now runs a fleet of more than 75 small tippers, vans and pickups. The company employs 80 people. David Rothwell, Chairman and founder, said: “Van conversions are all very well but as time has gone on, and the size of our jobs and the distances we travel has grown, it’s become clear that we need vehicles that are built to deal with a tougher working life. “The cab-over-engine design suits our requirements well too. It allows for a very tight turning circle, which is a big advantage on building sites and in busy town centres, and there’s easy access for any maintenance.” Dasco Construction upgrades fleet with Fuso Canter trucks Registration is now open for this summer’s unmissable Road Transport Expo 2024 (RTX) – the trade show extravaganza with a dedicated “all about the truck” focus . Taking place at NAEC Stoneleigh in Warwickshire from 4th to 6th June, this free-to-attend event is ideal for anyone involved with the running of an HGV fleet or associated businesses. It provides the opportunity to meet more than 200 suppliers, including all major truck manufacturers, in one vast venue. You can check out the latest trailers, tyres, tippers, tankers, safety equipment, training providers, insurance experts, compliance fi rms, workshop kit manufacturers and much, much more. Or chat to newcomers and start-ups in the road transport sector over in our Innovation Zone. Or why not take a test drive in the latest trucks on the market? From Euro-6 diesel models through to battery-electric and biogas, there will be a wide range from the leading manufacturers to explore. You’ll also be able to attend informative sessions at the show’s Knowledge Zone covering key topics such as vehicle compliance, technology innovation and fleet decarbonisation. RTX is also a fabulous networking opportunity to catch up with industry peers or meet those allimportant new business contacts. There are plenty of informal catering options and meeting areas dotted around the site, including the brand-new ‘Inn on the Green’ and a delicious farm shop selling locally produced food. We’ll have plenty of exciting show announcements over the coming months, so make sure you register today for your free ticket and to keep in the loop for RTX news! Road Transport Expo is back this summer at NAEC Stoneleigh TRUCK & TRAILER SOLUTIONS WELCOME TOALLPORTS GROUP