Vauxhall Vivaro Leads the Retail sales Charts

Although Vauxhall’s official registration figures for April 2011 were just 19.41% ahead of their total for 2010, the company has scored well with the everyday van buyer with their April retail sales volume up 68.69% against last year.

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Truckmakers Posting Strong Results

MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Scania and Volvo have all posted excellent first quarter results for 2011. This shows that the recovery in the truck market is well under way in Europe and across the world.

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VW Makes next move for MAN

Volkswagen has commenced its next initiative in its plan to rule over a truck empire. VWE has increased its holdings in ordinary shares in MAN’s holding company from 29.9 percent to 30.47 percent.

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EU CO2 RULES WILL DISTORT VAN MARKET

The decision by the European Parliament to ensure 100% of vans are sub 147g/km CO2 emissions by 2020 could create a two tier used market according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions’ managing director Alex Wright.

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CV Show figures show an industry on the road to recovery

Organisers of this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show and Workshop 2011 are pleased to announce that the attendance figure for this year’s event has been confirmed at 16,137 visitors.

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Schmitz Cargobull (UK) to relocate to Warrington

Trailer manufacturer and bodybuilder Schmitz Cargobull (UK) is to relocate its head office and central parts facility to Warrington, as part of a reorganisation of its UK operations. The move will take place this summer.

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DAFcheck: 4000 inspections every week

The DAFcheck maintenance records system is now averaging some 4000 inspection records every week, having just passed 280,000 inspections since launch.

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New ATF for Scania Sheffield

Mid-June is the target date for Scania’s latest ATF opening – this time at Scania Sheffield. General Manager Richard Gilliand tells us, “We have had some major interest regarding the ATF locally but also from non Scania customers including the Royal mail, Ryder and Veolia to name just a few.”

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Every drop counts at Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks is launching a campaign to increase knowledge about fuel-efficiency. “Fuel consumption can be significantly reduced via relatively simple measures. Lower fuel consumption is good for our customers and good for the environment, and that’s a message we want to make sure gets through,” says the company’s President and CEO Staffan Jufors.

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New Efficient Allison Auto

Allison Transmission has unveiled a new fully automatic transmission for tractor units at the 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky. The innovative gearbox, set to debut in North America in late 2012, has been designed specifically to maximise productivity and fuel efficiency during both cruising and stop-start operation.

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