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Success for Lombard. Lombard Vehicle Management says its debut at the CV Show was highly successful. “It's gone extremely well for us,” said Matt Dale, van operations manager. “We've made lots of appointments for follow-up meetings with firms from the north of Scotland to the south of England, so the show had a wide reach and attracted the right people, with lots of interest in how we work.” People were surprised to find that Lombard can manage the whole process and the extent of the firms expertise in the delivery of vans, said Dale.

More from Mark Carbery on +44 (0)7 968 317 962 or mark.carbery@btinternet.com

CPC training in Hull

Carmichael Training is to run a five day course leading to a National Certificate Of Professional Competence in road haulage. The course starts on 21 May 2007 in Hull and is followed by an exam on Friday 8 June.

More from Ian Carmichael on +44 (0)1 482 333 500 or Ian@Carmichael-Training.co.uk

FastForward off to a flying start

Roadway Publishing says that last week's CV Show launch of its new industry training and careers magazine, fastForward and its website www.fastforwardcareers.co.uk were a tremendous success. Peter Shakespeare, managing editor, says: “Following the launch by Daf's top apprentice, Ross Green, we had excellent feedback and exhibitors kind enough to distribute the magazine from their stands kept asking for more copies.” The publishers are now distributing 36,000 free copies of the launch issue. “The website will be linked to several careers websites over the next few weeks and has a downloadable version of our careers guide aimed at 15 to 19 year old school leavers, in addition to media and subscription information.”

More from Peter Shakespeare on +44 (0)1 932 841 515 or peter.shakespeare@rha.net

80 years and eight truck sales for Volvo

Volvo Trucks, in their 80th year this year said they won confirmed orders for eight trucks during the CV Show. “This was by far been our best show, it was a blinder,” said PR manager Steve Kirk. “We had visitors coming to the stand until the close of the final day, which is brilliant. It has been a fantastic show with a great atmosphere.”

For more: Steve Kirk on +44 (0)1 926 411 279 or steve.kirk@volvo.com

CV Show bangs the drum for TomTom

The CV show was a great success for TomTom work, the firm says. “Much of the buzz on the stand was created by the launch of the world's simplest plug and play connected navigation system, the GO715 'Compact'”, said the firm's Ben Houlihan. “This all-in-one device combines two-way communication with satellite navigation and comes with fully integrated traffic information for business users.” Houlihan says the firm is already planning for next year and it wants an area specifically for telematics makers, to provide a one stop shop for customers looking at fleet management solutions.

More from Ben Houlihan on +44 (0)2 072 559 774 or ben.houlihan@tomtom.com

Modec goes from strength to strength

Electric truck maker Modec says as the CV Show closed it is in advanced talks with both KPM, in Bethnal Green and Morgan Elliott, in Croydon and Belvedere to handle sales and aftersales facilities for the world's first high performance, emission free urban delivery truck across London and the surrounding areas. “The vehicle is clean, virtually silent and powerful, factors that will bring big benefits to businesses that run urban fleets,” said Geoff Reyner, sales and marketing director. The news that we are close to signing an agreement with KPM and Morgan Elliott is a big step forward in making this option more widely available and allows us to demonstrate environmental benefits the vehicles deliver.”

More from Geoff Reyner on +44 (0)24 76881 1488 or greyner@modec.co.uk

Word-of-mouth marketing worked for Krone

Second largest trailer maker Krone says it had a fabulous CV Show. “People weren't sure who we were a couple of years ago, but this year we have had people coming to the stand to say that they've heard great things about us want to know more,” said Ged Kirwan for the firm. “It is always worth coming to the CV Show – it's the best exhibition of it's kind and it shows in the leads we have picked up.”

More from: Ged Kirwan +44 (0)1 469 571 626 or ged.kirwan@krone.d

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