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February 2010

Patchy market for used trucks

February 11, 2010

This time last year, truck dealers worried about being caught with their sales down and stocks up, according to George Alexander, chief commercial vehicle editor at Glass's. "Now many wish they hadn't rushed to clear out their yards." [...]

Strong start to 2010 for commercial vehicles at Manheim Auctions

February 11, 2010

Manheim Auctions reports a very busy start to its light and heavy commercial vehicle sales in January despite challenges faced by buyers due to the inclement weather. In the first three weeks of the year auction halls experienced a 40% increase in physical and online buyer attendances compared with the previous month. [...]

Ciceley bucks recession to land top award

February 11, 2010

North-west dealer Ciceley Commercials has won Mercedes-Benz UK’s premier prize for its truck and van franchisees after a year of outstanding achievement. Dealer Principal Mike Lewis stepped up to collect the coveted Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer of the Year trophy at the manufacturer’s annual awards ceremony for members of its UK network. [...]

First firms sign up to ATF contract

February 11, 2010

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency just published the Authorised Testing Facilities contract and said that three firms; Wincanton, TruckEast and Scania (Great Britain) Limited have already signed up to run ATFs. [...]