NEW COMMERCIAL VEHICLES DIRECTOR FOR FORD OF BRITAIN

Ford of Britain has announced the appointment of Steve Clary as its new commercial vehicles director, effective 1st March.

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UK economy – unsteady recovery

“And the ride may get racier.” So says Robert Baker, chief economist at the SMMT, in his latest weekly report to member firms.

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Patchy market for used trucks

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.”

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Strong start to 2010 for commercial vehicles at Manheim Auctions

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.

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4×4 values reach record levels say BCA

“Nothing makes 4WD more attractive than a dusting of snow around the UK”

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Ciceley bucks recession to land top award

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.

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GET A GRIP – ANOTHER TRACTION CHOICE FOR CITROËN BERLINGO

Customers ordering Citroën Berlingo 850 L1 1.6HDi 90hp LX or Enterprise vans can now specify a new Grip Control Electronic Stability Programme option pack for just £640 + VAT – just the job in one of the UK’s worst winters for many years.

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First Customer for Volvo Trucks Fuel Management Service (FMS).

Maxi Haulage is the first UK company to reach formal agreement with Volvo on committing to FMS. The programme is underway at the company’s Wrexham depot where Volvo’s Dynafleet telematics system has been installed in a mixed fleet of 21 trucks.

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First firms sign up to ATF contract

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.

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