Keltruck Managing Director, John Biggin, reports at the end of another busy year.


We will re-open at 07:00 on Thursday January 2nd 2003. In the meantime, the directors & staff of Keltruck would like to wish all readers a very merry Christmas & a happy New Year.



With effect from January 1st, Simon Rudall will take responsibility for the Esso depot.

Simon, who has been with Keltruck since 1991, will continue to oversee the Tankfreight operation at West Bromwich & will no doubt find some economies by running both specialist operations together.

Terry Retter will relinquish his responsibility for Esso as this will now come under Russ Warner. Tamworth depot will come under Terry’s responsibility from the same date.



Jake Fallon, Account Manager, is delighted to report that his customer, John Lomas Removals & Storage, is featured in the Scania 2003 global calendar. The P94DB4x2NA230 with Marsden Vanplan body, appears with driver Jamie as July’s featured vehicle & will be seen on office walls from West Bromwich to Wellington, NZ!


1968 SCANIA LB110

Chris Kelly, Chairman, was surprised to be offered an unregistered, low mileage 1968 Scania LB110 recently. Chris commented that “buying a 110 over the phone was like going back in time!” The vehicle is now proudly on display at Keltruck’s West Bromwich head office. Details & photographs of the vehicle can be found online by visiting



We are almost at the year end of what has been a very busy year. We have sold & delivered 352 new trucks & 353 used. Our order book for next year currently stands at a healthy 187.

2002 has been a year of growth in almost all areas of the business. I am pleased to say that this growth has also been reflected in the company profits.

It is essential that the company continues to make healthy profits so that we can invest in the buildings, special tools, service vans etc that you have all seen this year.

The biggest factor in the continuing success of Keltruck is the people. Everyone in the business can affect the company’s profits.

I believe that at Keltruck we have the best people in the business.

Finally I would like to thank all staff for their hard work & commitment throughout 2002 & wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy & prosperous New Year.

John Biggin
Managing Director

Andrew Bentley, MInst SMM
Head of Vehicle Contracts and Marketing