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Trials of carbon-cutting trucks are set for support from Government, Transport Minister Mike Penning has announced. Industry trials will benefit from £9.5m invested by the Department for Transport and the Technology Strategy Board. Truck operators are now being invited to bid for a slice of this funding as part of a competition which opened on April […]

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Penning backs Trucks Scrappage Scheme

Mike Penning at the wheel of a new Actros at the CV Show 2012

Transport minister Mike Penning said at the CV Show this week that he wouldn’t rule out a scrappage scheme for trucks 10 years and older to stimulate the market: “I think the truck manufacturers would like a scrappage scheme. I’m always in contact with my colleagues at the Treasury so we will see.” Truck operators […]

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DAF Forecasts Better Times Ahead

Ray Ashworth

Speaking at a recent industry dinner, Ray Ashworth, Managing Director of DAF Trucks Ltd shared his view of the market, “The market so far this year has held up remarkably well – over 25% up on last year so far, but there are signs of some hesitancy. Think we’ve avoided the double dip economy, but […]

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Vauxhall to Axe Astravan for 2014


An approximate date has been given by Vauxhall for the deletion of the Astravan from their line-up.  The end of 2013 will see the last examples sold to the remaining loyal customers.  From a sales peak of around 8-9,000 units a year, the Astravan is down to about 3,000 a year.  Sales at these levels […]

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| THE BOSS’S CV | CV Dealer 123 May 2012 | Rob Spittle | MD Truck Operations, Guest Trucks|

Rob Spittle, Managing Director of Truck Operations, Guest Truck & Van.

We talk to Rob Spittle, MD of the expanding Guest Trucks Empire live from the CV Show to see how he got to the top………… Name: Rob Spittle Position: MD Truck Operations, Guest Trucks Age: 38 What was your first ever job? I had a school holiday job selling new Ford cars from a showroom, […]

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Avia Trucks Return

New Longton Avia Truck

We are likely to see new Avia trucks on the road again soon as a Stoke-based company is starting to import the vehicles under the ‘Longton Avia’ brand. The D75 has had a chequered history since 2002 when it originally surfaced as a Daewoo vehicle imported by a new company in North London created by […]

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Aquila Joins Isuzu Truck Network and Breaks Sales Records

Aquila Truck Centres

Isuzu Truck has announced another major strategic dealer group addition for 2012, with the recent appointment of long-established commercial vehicle group Aquila Truck Centres, as its main dealers for the West Midlands and Shropshire. And within a record breaking time of just 1 hour 13 mins from Aquila officially becoming an Isuzu truck dealer, the […]

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Daytime Running Lights for Scania at RAI Show

Scania R730 with trick paint and new H7 running lights

  You know that there’s not much new news when you are reporting on headlights – but news it is…. All new trucks from August this year have to be fitted with daytime running lights. Scania trucks has chosen the 2012 RAI show to demonstrate their new H7 LED daytime running lights. They give the […]

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Azure Dynamics in Trouble

Azure Dynamics Connect on Charge

The company behind Ford’s foray into electric vehicles, Azure Dynamics has closed their UK operation and filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada. The company was led in the UK by ex-Ford boss, European sales and marketing director Gary Whittam. The Ford Transit Connect has recently become approved for the £8,000 grant from the UK government, […]

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The Other Commercial Vehicle Show | Trucks at RAI 2012 |

DAF XF105 Exclusive

Come and see what you could have won. UK commercial vehicle operators looking for an exhibition of all the truck brands had to take some time off work the week before the CV Show and head over the water to Amsterdam, the home of the RAI show. All of the major truck manufactures were on […]

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