MAN to Absorb Euro 6 R&M Increases

MAN's DPF Unit

It will be a long haul to get truck operators to overcome their reluctance to take on board new Euro 6 technology and the perceived associated costs. MAN is trying to put some of these fears to rest by announcing that their R&M rates will not rise for Euro 6 trucks.  This may not seem […]

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Truck Trader Magazine Closure Premature?

The latest Issue of Truck and Plant Locator Magazine

Looking back through my collection of old truck magazines, I noticed a copy of what was Trucklocator Weekly Magazine from February this year, prior to its facelift and entry into the world of high street newsagents. At 64 pages in total February’s magazine had a respectable enough choice of used trucks at 35 pages with […]

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MAN Reveal Euro 6 Pricing

Des Evans: “If the TGX is double-shifted, it costs just £5 an hour – what other ‘man’ would work for less than the minimum wage?”

At a recent press conference MAN released limited details of their Euro 6 pricing.  MAN’s UK ‘direct sales’ approach is unlike other dealer networks – the whole sales team is directly employed by MAN.  This gives the company greater control over the pricing than those manufacturers relying on a network of private capital dealers. There […]

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Grays Truck and Van in Administration – Iveco Steps in

Grays Guildford

The administrators were called into South-Eastern Iveco dealer Grays Truck Centre Ltd on August 9th. In a move first seen some fifteen years ago when Iveco dealer Stormont went into administration, Iveco have bought the assets from the administrators. According to Iveco Director, Nigel Emms,  “Iveco couldn’t allow representation to be compromised in this important […]

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Arne Knaben takes the helm of Volvo in the UK

Arne Knaben has been appointed Volvo Trucks’ Managing Director of Volvo Group UK. He succeeds Ulf Magnusson who is moving to Gothenburg to become Senior Vice President Volvo Buses, Business Region Europe. Arne will report to Bruno Blin who is Senior Vice President SWE Sales Area, Group Trucks Sales & Marketing EMEA. Currently Arne holds […]

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Iveco Dealers Northern Commercials and Stormont Truck & Van unite

Northern Commercials has acquired the trade and assets of Stormont Truck & Van, with Stormont’s network of four dealerships to be re-branded as Northern Commercials sites

Iveco dealers Northern Commercials (Mirfield) Ltd and Stormont Truck & Van Ltd, both wholly owned subsidiaries of Clipper Group Holdings, are coming together to form a single legal entity. Northern Commercials has acquired the trade and assets of Stormont Truck & Van, with Stormont’s network of four dealerships to be re-branded as Northern Commercials sites. […]

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VOSA opens 350th Authorised Testing Facility


Commercial vehicle testing reaches another milestone in the UK as the 350th ATF is opened. VOSA presented Morrisons Regional Distribution Centre in Bridgwater, Somerset, with a certificate on Wednesday 24 July to commemorate the fact it had opened the 350th ATF. Almost 70% of all tests are now carried out at private sites away from […]

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Last Transit Made at Southampton – End of an Era

Last Transits Roll off the Line

ommercial vehicle production at Ford’s Southampton plant ended officially on July 26.  The company maintains that all of the 531 employees affected have either chosen redeployment within Ford, voluntary separation or early retirement.  There are some new and expanded Ford operations created in Southampton that are providing positions for 134 of these employees. Ford is […]

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View from the Hill | View

DAvid Hill’s LCV’s David Hill, believes that August will be a slow month as the weather and the holiday season have their usual impact. That said, we still have to make a living and the trade will be on the lookout for unusual vehicles, stock to fit existing orders and anything offering value for money that […]

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Volvo Dealers Achieve Impressive first-time pass rates

Statistics issued by VOSA reveal that Volvo Trucks’ UK dealer network achieved a first time national pass rate of 94.7% for annual MOT tests conducted in the five months to the end of May 2013. This is 14.4% higher than the UK national average of just 80.3% for the same period. The Volvo dealer network […]

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