Day’s Open ATF in Swansea

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To fill in the gap in the truck testing network after the closure of the Ammanford VOSA Test Centre for South West Wales, Day’s Group have invested in a new VOSA Approved ATF at their Truck Centre in Swansea. Taking just three months from the original application to VOSA, the company has worked closely with […]

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CV SHOW 2013 FILLING UP FAST

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Not long to go until the Commercial Vehicle Show and Workshop 2013 opens at Birmingham’s NEC, the organisers report a strong flow of space applications covering all sectors of the UK industry. “Halls 4 and 5 are just about full to capacity and it looks as though the same will be said for Hall 3a,” […]

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Fleet Buyers Distort Medium Truck Market

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According to Iveco at a recent press event, the medium weight truck market – trucks from 7.5 to 15.9 tonnes received an artificial boost in 2012 – most of the increase in the sector was down to the large order of 1,000 trucks from one fleet operator. These numbers are significant for a sector that […]

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Commercial Vehicle Auction Update – December 2012

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The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market report for December today. The report shows that during December the average values of used LCV’s at auction across the board increased from £4,500 to £4,700, equivalent to a 4% increase between November and December. Total sales fell significantly in December […]

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Citroen’s Business Centres are Key to Success

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Citroen’s 2012 successes in both van and fleet registrations are down to the success of their specialist business centres, according to Scott Michael, Citroën’s Head of Commercial Vehicles & Business Centre Programme; “As well as performing very strongly during 2012 with large fleet customers, Citroën has also enjoyed another excellent year in the SME (Small […]

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Intercounty Truck and Van in Lincolnshire Expansion

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Approaching a decade after it opened for business, Mercedes-Benz dealer Intercounty Truck & Van has begun operating at two new locations. Intercounty has been operating since its formation in January 2003 from headquarters in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, and other full-service outlets in Milton Keynes and Peterborough. It opened an after sales facility at Toddington, near Luton, […]

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Iveco Bullish for Trucks in 2013

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In view of a relatively lacklustre performance in 2012 for truck registrations and the impending deadline for Euro 5 registrations prior to the implementation of Euro 6, Iveco are forecasting a growth for the year of 8%, although none of this will appear until the third quarter.  The best growth is forecast in the heavyweight […]

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SMMT forecasts modest van registration increase for 2013/4

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Forecasting is never easy – the only thing you can say is that your forecast is almost sure to be wrong. If you are the SMMT, however, then you are expected to put your head above the parapet and come up with a figure. At the time of writing, it looks as if the van […]

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VOLVO TRUCK AND BUS CENTRE EAST ANGLIA INVESTS IN NEW DEALERSHIP

(left to right), Rob Masters (Rob Masters Transport Ltd), Brian Hornigold (Hornigold Haulage Ltd), Paul Freeman (Freemans Auto Logistics), Ulf Magnusson (Volvo Group UK), Chris Williamson (MAM Transport Services Ltd), Ayub Abdullah (MAM Transport Services Ltd), David Sullivan (Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia Managing Director).

Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia is investing over £6 million in a brand-new, purpose-built Dealership at Wellingborough, Northants. The new facility is located just off the A45 and is within easy reach of the A14 and M1. Watched by several high-profile Volvo customers whose businesses are based in the area, Volvo Group UK […]

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VOLKSWAGEN TO BUY REMAINING MAN SHARES

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Volkswagen is looking to conclude a domination and profit and loss transfer agreement with MAN.  This means that VW could take full control over MAN, creating an integrated commercial vehicles group with Scania. Volkswagen currently holds 75.03 per cent of the voting rights in MAN but it’s anyone’s guess where the percentage will end up, […]

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