New Immingham dealership planned for Northside Truck & Van

Northside’s Chris Mansell, right, with warranty and r&m specialist Terry Skelton and service administrator Claire Curtis

Mercedes-Benz dealer Northside Truck & Van has just started construction work on a new dealership at Stallingborough, near Immingham. Northside has acquired the site on Kiln Lane and will develop the new facility at a combined cost of around £2 million. Northside took over the Immingham and Hull areas from failed Mercedes-Benz dealership, H&L Garages […]

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View from the Hill – June 2013 & July Van Market Predictions

David Hill

Summer stock drought but Mitsubishi L200 4×4 remains abundant Based on industry data and feedback from independent and franchised dealers, the monthly bulletins highlight the most significant trends in the UK van market.’s LCV expert, David Hill, commented: “The market has slowed down as it should do at this time of year. We […]

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Truck Dealers to be Exempt from Driver CPC?


For all truck dealers worried about needing to have a Driver CPC to move trucks around locally, including taking customers on test drives, there is a consultation under way that will clarify the exemptions that apply to such cases.  The first proposal under consideration is to exempt drivers of a vehicle that is being driven […]

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VW Finally Take over MAN

Georg Pachta-Reyhofen MAN CEO

At the start of June the VW board approved the ‘domination agreement’ which means that MAN shareholders will have a choice between compensation and a buy-out of their shares, giving VW total control. Those shareholders choosing a buy-out, will receive a one-off payment of € 80.89 per share. Those shareholders who do not accept the […]

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Commercial Vehicle Manufacturing Continues Decline

Nigel Base

According to figures from the SMMT, commercial vehicle output fell 20% in May to 7,560 just units, compared to nearly 18,000 units in 2008. The decline was broadly in line with the 16.1% fall seen during the year-to-date so far.It is exports that have been the hardest hit, with a decline of more than 30% […]

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Corsavan Sales on the Increase

Corsavan on the up

In the first five months of 2013, Vauxhall has seen sales of its Corsavan increase by nearly a quarter compared to the same period in 2012. Corsavan sales to small businesses have seen a particularly big increase, with sales up by more than 70 per cent year-on-year.  Vauxhall believe that one of the reasons for […]

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volvologolow res

In May, deliveries of Volvo trucks were up 4% worldwide compared with the same month last year.  This growth was down to successes in America and Asia, whilst Europe was still down on the 2012 figures.  In Europe 3,556 vehicles were delivered during May, down 11%. Taking Eastern Europe out of the equation, Western Europe […]

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Sprinter Ahead

Euro 6 Mercedes Sprinter Launched

Mercedes-Benz was one of the few companies with positive growth in May’s new van registration figures.  The company was up 11.77% against May 2012 in a market down by –4.7% for the month.  The Sprinter panel van was up 24.1% in May with a total of 1,261 vans.  The Sprinter range on the whole is […]

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Read CV Dealer Online | Issue 136 | June 2013 | Online Page Turn Version


This month in CV Dealer Magazine there are some new names at the top of Iveco and Scania in the UK.  New product news includes details of the new Euro 6 Mercedes Sprinter and the new Volvo FL and FLE.  This month’s feature we look at van racking and the implications of Whole Vehicle Type […]

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S&B Commercials Bring in New Broom

S & B Commercials’ new Dealer Principal Daniel Holmes is flanked by colleagues, from left, Mark Robinson, Graham Balsom, Colin Davis and Tony Thrower

Ron Holmes, founder of the Hatfield-based £100m Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealership has stood down from day-to-day control of the business, taking up the role of chairman, 31 years after the company’s inception. Replacing Ron sees son, Daniel take over as dealer principal.  Daniel joined the business in 2004 and has held various positions including Site […]

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