50th DVSA Test Facility For DAF’s UK Dealer Network


A DVS appointed DAF dealer in Chesterfield, A. Herring Ltd, has become the 50th Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) for DAF-accredited MOT testing stations. It is a notable milestone for DAF Trucks in the UK. The manufacturer spearheaded the drive for manufacturer-appointed ATFs when VOSA announced the closure of its test stations in 2010. “A DAF […]

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New Van Price Index


The average price of new vans rose in February 2015, by 0.337%, or £94, from £27,874 to £27,968. These figures were revealed in the latest report released by DrivenData. Although, the average annual price has decreased by 0.314%, £88, from £28,874 to £27,968. The underlying pace of inflation in van prices has fallen over the […]

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CV Manufacturing Has A Muted January


UK manufacturing produced 5,553 commercial vehicles in January, thanks to a steady home market, while exports remained subdued. Output saw an 18% fall over January 2014 figures, but with a number of new models introduced recently and further announcements expected this year, increasing production of new CV models is expected to yield growth later in […]

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Dealer Wins UK’s First Full-Year Van Pro Stamp Of Approval

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Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI) has become the first in Britain to pass a stringent quality audit covering all aspects of its light commercial vehicle sales and after sales operation. The dealership, based on Mallusk Road, Newtownabbey, was hailed a “model dealer” by the manufacturer in recognition of its achievement. Just over a year ago […]

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Volume Increase Drives Up Vales In CV Market At Manheim


Average values within the CV sector increased by 2% throughout January 2015, according to Manheim’s latest Market Analysis. Compared with December 2014, the average van value at auction rose by nearly £100; showcasing the ongoing buoyancy within the market. January 2015 saw 30% more vans at auction in comparison with the same month of last […]

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Used LCV Values Fall In January At BCA As Volumes Increase


Average values for LCVs fell in January, as overall volumes in the marketplace rose sharply at the start of the year. BCAThe average value of a van sold at BCA in January was £5,460, a fall of £410 from December’s record value. Fleet and lease values fell by £381 (5.5%) over the month, while part-exchange […]

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Ex-Public Utility Stock Fuels Strong Start To Used Market For Shoreham

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Mercedes-Benz’s Unimog multi-purpose truck and Land Rover’s ‘Cherry Picker’ Defender were the stars of the show at both Shoreham Vehicle Auctions’ January sales, as the used market kicked-off 2015 in style for the south coast auctioneer. A 13-year-old, 4.5-litre ex-public utility Unimog with 119,414 miles on the clock was the pick of Shoreham’s first sale […]

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Autorola Reports A 39% Rise In Used LCV Online Prices In 2014


Autorola UK witnessed a 39% (£3,220) increase in the average price of the light commercials it sold via its online portal in 2014. Prices rose from £8,316 to £11,536, reinforcing the strength of the UK used LCV market in 2014. The average age of stock reduced slightly in 2014 from 35 to 33 months, while […]

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Ford Maintains Market Lead And Boosts CV Sales


Ford is on track to complete 50 consecutive years of UK CV sales leadership, according to figures from SMMT. Sales of Ford CVs increased by 27.9% to 6,481 in January, compared to January 2014. LCV sales increased from 604 to 1,740, with the firm’s share of the market growing from 12.3% to 25.5%. Mark Ovenden, […]

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CV Market Grows As Truck Demand Returns


The CV market has continued to grow for the ninth consecutive month, up 23.2% to 24,567 units. Truck registrations increased 38.6% to 2,518 units, led by pent-up demand in the market. The van market continued its impressive growth, up 21.7% to 22,049 units. “The truck market posted a strong return to form in January. Changes […]

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