Truck Market Growth For The First Time In 2014


Commercial vehicle demand grew 27% in October, to 35,027 units, driving the market up 14.1%. Truck registrations saw a sharp upturn of 65.7% to 8,457 units. This was the first month of growth for the market in 2014. YTD levels remained down 9.2%. The van market continued its strong performance this year. October’s figures were […]

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New Van Prices Rise

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The average price of new vans rose by 0.075% in October, according to latest statistics released by DrivenData. That represents a £21 rise, from £27,872 to £27,893. The average annual price since October 2013 has increased by 0.62%, or £172, from £27,721 to £27,893. The underlying pace of inflation in van prices has fallen over […]

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MV Commercials Move Into New Premises


Truck rental and sales business MV Commercials has revealed that it has invested more than £2million in a new site on the edge of London. Its new premises will house both rental and sales. Steve Cairns, director, said the premises represent a real coup for the business: “MV Commercial has a huge customer base around […]

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Aquila Truck Centres Bought from Administrators

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The end of October saw the MAN franchise holder for the Midlands, Aquila Truck Centres enter into administration. The business was immediately bought by JE Motors of Tipton, a newly set up company owned by James Smith, who is the owner of MAN franchise holder Steadplan that operates MAN franchises from Clitheroe, Rochdale and Leeds.  […]

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Autorola See Average Used Van Prices Rise by 4.5% In Q3


Average prices for used Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) have climbed throughout 2014 according to online remarketing company Autorola, reaching an all-time high in Q3 of £10,986. This peak represents an increase of 4.5% over the previous quarter. Compared to the same period in 2013, values have soared. The average price is now 28.9% higher than […]

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CV Output Down – But There’s Light At The End Of The Tunnel


Latest figures released by SMMT revealed that overall UK commercial vehicle production has fallen by 2,179 units year-on-year despite production of certain new models beginning to ramp up. Output for year-to-date was down by a quarter (25.2%) due to plant restructuring over the past year. Exports increased for the first time in six months as […]

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VW’s Scania Q3 Earnings Rise


Volkswagen-owned truck maker Scania has reported its operating income rose 6% in the third quarter on the back of strong sales of services, but noted order bookings slumped, also in its biggest market, Europe. The company, delisted after VW bought out minority shareholders earlier this year, posted operating earnings of $287.25 million but said order […]

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Western Commercial Goes For Growth In Dundee

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Truck and van operators based in and around Dundee have received a welcome boost with the opening by Mercedes-Benz Dealer Western Commercial of a fully equipped workshop in the city. The development on Ainslie Street, West Pitkerro Industrial Estate, represents a £750,000 investment by the manufacturer’s franchisee for Scotland’s Central Belt. The development has created […]

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MAN Expands Merseyside Service Dealer Coverage

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MAN Truck and Bus UK Ltd. has expanded its UK Dealer network with the introduction of a new Private Capital Service Dealer on Merseyside – MTC Northwest. MTC Northwest’s 24-hour, five-day-a-week operation benefits from a purpose-built workshop and facilities, and is a DVSA-authorised test facility. New and MAN TopUsed vehicle sales, plus bus and coach […]

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Midlands Truck & Van Boosts Service Coverage

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Mercedes-Benz Dealer Midlands Truck & Van has boosted its service coverage in South Staffordshire and North Warwickshire by opening a new depot in Tamworth. Its new, four-bay workshop is on Viking Park, Claymore, in the Tame Valley. It remains open until 10pm on weekdays, and on Saturday mornings, so customers can get their vehicles serviced […]

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