Franchisees from Driver Hire Newcastle joined forces with offices in Darlington and Teesside to ensure that they had a strong presence at this year’s Barnard Castle Truck Show. The show is the north-east’s celebration of trucks and trucking and regularly attracts a large audience from people within the road transport industry and heavy goods vehicle aficionados.
Driver Hire’s stand at the show was further boosted with the appearance of a superb Volvo FM 410 rigid tipper truck courtesy of CEMEX, one of the UK’s leading providers of aggregates, asphalt, cement and ready mix concrete. They’re also one of Driver Hire’s major customers, nationwide. Its driver, Tony Lowes had clearly used plenty of polish to ensure his vehicle was looking at its best. Time well spent as things turned out – Tony’s Volvo took bronze in the Driver Hire sponsored ‘Best rigid tipper: 0-3 years’ class.
Tony wasn’t the only winner. All visitors to the stand over the two days of the show were entered into a prize draw. The lucky winners – David Fannan and David Fletcher – each collected a 4x4 off-road driving experience.
“This was our first year at the Show and it’s been a really worthwhile experience,” says Driver Hire Newcastle’s Janet Lambert. “We’re having one of our busiest years ever and are keen to recruit more drivers to meet customer demand. CEMEX is experiencing similar high levels of business and were equally pleased to able to talk to drivers about work opportunities. We’re indebted to CEMEX for the loan of their vehicle which certainly helped to attract even more visitors to our stand.”