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May 2011

Vauxhall Vivaro Leads the Retail sales Charts

May 27, 2011

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. [...]

Truckmakers Posting Strong Results

May 27, 2011

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. [...]

VW Makes next move for MAN

May 27, 2011

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. [...]

EU CO2 RULES WILL DISTORT VAN MARKET

May 26, 2011

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. [...]

Schmitz Cargobull (UK) to relocate to Warrington

May 23, 2011

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. [...]

New ATF for Scania Sheffield

May 20, 2011

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.” [...]

Every drop counts at Volvo Trucks

May 20, 2011

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. [...]

New Efficient Allison Auto

May 19, 2011

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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