Viewpoint – Alternative Fuels And Vans – 2014 Will Be The Tipping Point

James Davis - Manheim

James Davis, head of commercial vehicles at Manheim, believes that alternatively fuelled vans are still struggling to find universal acceptance in the used wholesale market. However, for electric vans (eVans), that could all change later in the year. “Despite all of the media coverage we’ve seen for full eVans, the market for these used vehicles […]

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Viewpoint – “Don’t blame the trucks” – John Watts CAP Automotive

John Watts CAP

Advances in truck engineering have dramatically boosted efficiency and safety – but public perceptions of heavy good vehicles are still rooted in the past. That’s the view of John Watts, of Red Book price guide publishers CAP Automotive.  Among the myths scotched by Watts are the common beliefs that trucks are heavy polluters and that […]

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Des Evans – MAN CEO – “Swap Electric Vehicle Grants for Euro 6 Truck Grants” – VIEWPOINT

Des Evans, MAN CEO

MAN CEO, Des Evans believes that Government Grants are the way to get the truck industry moving again…. “While I am delighted so many operators and dealers are battling successfully with this seemingly never-ending recession, I am also conscious of the latest market registration figures from the SMMT. In the first four months of 2013, […]

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Editorial Comment | November 2011 | C V Dealer


Was the truck recovery a false dawn after all?  After the 2008 crash in the world truck manufacturing industry the long-awaited recovery appeared to be under way.  The European giants were bullish with talk of growth around the world.  It seems that so soon after recovery the truckmakers are once again on the back foot.  […]

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Viewpoint | CV Dealer | October 2011 |

Industry Experts Glass’s Guide take a look at the world economy and the likely impact upturns and downturns will have on the commercial vehicle market Following a great deal of uncertainty across both world and domestic financial markets, with possibly worse to come, it might be as well to anticipate what consequences this could have […]

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