Manheim Scoops Industry Innovation Award

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Manheim’s new mobile auction unit, which was launched at this year’s CV Show, has been recognised by industry judges for its ‘Innovation in Remarketing’. The company picked up the Fleet World Honours award at a ceremony held at the RAC Club in London. Fleet World judges commented: “Manheim’s mobile auction unit brings de-fleeting to you, and […]

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UK CV Production Up Almost A Quarter In 2015


Latest figures released by SMMT show an uplift in UK CV production in April, with output up 36.8% on the same month last year, that’s 8,629 vehicles. Year-to-date growth was almost a quarter, at 23.6%, or 32,064. April also saw a 50.1% surge in manufacture for export. “These figures are further evidence that commercial vehicle […]

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Haynes Ford Maidstone Achieves Van Excellence Status

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FTA has announced Haynes Ford Maidstone as the first manufacturer dealer to become a Van Excellence Recognised Partner. As a Van Excellence Recognised Partner the work Haynes Ford do in order to improve good practice in van fleets is acknowledged, as it the continuous efforts to ensure compliance in all that they do. “The Van […]

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New Scania Centre For Inverness


Scania has opened a new £3 million premises at Bridge Point, Inverness – the first purpose-built Scania service centre to be built since 2006. The centre will employ 16 staff, the majority of which will be fully trained Scania Technicians. Built on a 1.8-acre site with a high security, CCTV-monitored truck parking area, the new […]

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Used LCV Values Fall In April At BCA

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Average values for LCVs fell in April, to £5,508. That was a fall of 1.9%, or £108, compared to March. Fleet and lease vehicles fell, while part-exchange values improved marginally. Year-on-year, average values were up by £113 (2%) compared to March, with performance against CAP virtually static over the year. BCA’s Head of Commercial Vehicles, […]

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Varying Replacement Cycles Create Pillars In Used LCV Market, Claims Shoreham

Alex Wright, Managing Director of Shoreham Vehicle Auctions

There are two distinct pillars emerging in the used LCV market, as volumes of vehicles aged two to four years and those over six-years-old witness colossal year-on-year growth, according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions. Public organisations and utility companies, such as parcel delivery and telecommunication outlets, are a major driving factor as they look to maximise […]

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Manheim Colchester Smashes UK CV Sale Record


Manheim Colchester has set new records in the commercial vehicle action marketplace. Over the first week of May, over three days, Europe’s largest auction centre sold three quarters of its entry; a total of 526 vans and trucks, worth £2.01m, to an audience of 538 buyers in six auction lanes. Colchester’s sale week broke all […]

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New Imperial Commercials Facility For Swindon

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DAF Trucks dealer group Imperial Commercials has opened a new service and parts facility, near junction 15 of the M4 near Swindon, replacing its nearby Britannia Trade Park facility. The new site includes a 1,180m2 workshop, nine 20m truck bays and parking for 25 trucks and trailers. All existing staff will relocate to the new […]

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CV Market Powers Forward


The commercial vehicle market grew again in April, with registrations increasing by 23.5%, according to latest SMMT figures. Demand for trucks continued to thrive, with registrations increasing 43.5% to 3,900 units. Van registrations increased for the 12th consecutive month to 24,927, up 20.9% for the year-to-date. A total of 28,827 commercial vehicles were registered during […]

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Ford Outpaces CV Rivals In April

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Ford total vehicle sales increased in April, and for the year to date, compared with the same periods in 2014, as it stretched its total vehicle sales lead by over 11% over its nearest competitor. A surge in Ford commercial vehicle (CV) sales was a major factor, with registrations up by 39.5% for the year […]

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