Good News – Truck Test Failure Rate Down

ATF

Good news is that the failure rate for truck tests is down with the initial fail rate falling below 23% for the first time at both VOSA-operated and ATF stations.  As you would expect, the ATF figures were, as always, better than those achieved at VOSA stations with an initial fail rate as low as […]

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MoT Test results – CV Dealer Comment

Would this pass?

Every time the VOSA MoT figures come out I cannot fail to be impressed by the improvements that continue in the first time pass rates for trucks (they are as high as 88% if you take minor rectifications on site into account).  There is more that can be done in this area I am sure […]

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VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES HITS NEW SEPTEMBER SALES HIGH

VW Commercial vehicles

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has continued a record-breaking 2013 with its best ever September registrations.  With Van Centres across the UK reporting brisk business, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has also increased its market share to a record high, reinforcing its number two position in the light commercial vehicles sector. A total of 5,276 vehicles were registered in […]

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STEPHEN HAMMOND SET TO HEADLINE CV FORUM EVENT

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On 22 October, Stephen Hammond MP, the UK’s top minister for the freight and logistics sectors, will address some of the road transport industry’s most senior executives at the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Forum to be held at London’s British Museum. At the afternoon event, key personalities from the industry, together with representatives from the national […]

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Volvo Trucks’ First Branded Auction a Success

Manheim's dedicated advertising campaign running in Truck & Plant Locator Magazine

Volvo Trucks managed to sell all of their trucks put through a special branded auction event held on the 3rd October at Manheim Auctions in Leeds. All 27 trucks on offer sold with a total hammer value of £606,900. This was the first time Volvo has carried out this type of sale in the UK […]

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Manheim launches another van sale

Tim Spencer

Manheim Colchester has recently launched a new monthly council and utility van sale in response to market demand. The new van sale section runs within Manheim Colchester’s four lane van auction at a prime time every four weeks. The Wednesday sale section typically offers over 100 vans from various sources including local councils and authorities […]

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AQUILA TO DUAL BRAND EX-BRISTOL ST. FACILITIES

Gary Mullaney

Aquila Truck Centre in Gloucester is making a major investment in its Bristol Road facilities as the business gears up for rapid expansion. Aquila is investing over £150,000 in facilities and will also dual brand the business with both Iveco and MAN Truck & Bus brands. A full service dealership, Aquila purchased the Gloucester business […]

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View from the Hill

DAvid Hill

David Hill, the used van pricing expert for  www.mycarcheck.com/trade gives us his view of the market, “The August market was slow, but not as bad as some had predicted. Many traders were still out looking just in case something nice came along. Stock levels have remained steady over recent weeks and the fresh stock from […]

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End to Sprinter/Crafter Deal in Sight

Only Sprinters to be made here soon - no Crafters

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced that it will no longer make Volkswagen’s Crafter van after the end of 2016 when the current agreement expires. Mercedes say this will help them concentrate on volume production for their own brand. The Sprinter is the most successful model produced by the company’s van division with around 150,000 Sprinters built […]

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MAN to grow Service Network

HRVS MAN Dealer Keith Sims Group Ops Director

As trucks continue to improve in performance and reliability, there is no longer such a thing as a ‘bad truck’ on offer in the UK.  This means that the manufacturers have to distinguish their offering in some other way.  The obvious ‘easy win’ is the size and performance of their dealer network.  It is in […]

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