CV Finance Down 29% – FLA Figures


Latest figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance for commercial vehicles was down by 29% in February, despite truck registrations being down ‘just’ 16%. The three-month picture better mirrors the performance of the truck industry – down just 20%. But include the positive van registrations in these figures and […]

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Scania Q1 Orders Up 31%


Scania’s orders are up across the world and, more importantly in Europe, with a strong performance from the UK market.The company’s worldwide orders are up 31%, thanks to strong growth in South America. Further positive signs were that European orders were not only up on Q1 2012, they were also up on the last quarter […]

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Isuzu Truck to Increase Buyback Focus

Richard Draycott - Isuzu Sales Director

Frustrated by the lack of an ‘approved used’ scheme, Isuzu Truck is to focus more closely on the company’s buyback offering to customers, since only one in ten buyback deals given to customers end up in the vehicle actually returning to Isuzu.  This leads to very little stock available in their network for resale.  At […]

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MC Group invests £12 million on Rental Fleet

MC Rentalsmall

An investment of over twelve million pounds has been made by commercial vehicle dealer MC Group into its rental division last quarter. The expenditure consists of a large addition to the existing fleet for spot hire and contract hire. The biggest order placed is for 100 new Volvo FH’s. Whilst already being one of very […]

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left to right Paul Pearson from RHCV Robert Knowles from Cotes Park and Nigel Baxter from RHCV

Renault Trucks dealer RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) is expanding its footprint northwards with a new 64,000 sq ft site in Derbyshire, its first in the county. RHCV – who already have sites in Nottingham and Leicester, have purchased Alfreton based Cotes Park Commercials for an undisclosed sum as part of its expansion across the East […]

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EU Proposals for greener and safer Trucks

MAN have already carried out some work in this area

The European Commission is proposing to allow increases to the overall length of trucks – only if the extra length is used for aerodynamic or safety purposes.  The ‘brick’ shape of most tractor units could be improved if the driving factor in truck design was not the load area within the length restrictions of 18.75 […]

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A deal between Volvo Trucks and four bodybuilders should see delivery times reduce

  In a move that should reduce lead-times for a range of waste and construction vehicles, Volvo Trucks is working in partnership with four bodybuilders to provide selected vehicles complete with bodywork.After a successful initial scheme with Thompsons, Volvo have extended their programme so customers can now opt for an FMX 8×4 fitted with a […]

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Keltruck Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Keltruck's new Head Office

The UK’s largest independent Scania dealer Keltruck celebrates thirty years in business this April 2013. This thirty years in business dates back to humble beginnings when Keltruck’s founder, Chris Kelly – working alongside Mike Kelly, now Fleet Sales Director – were involved in the sale of used trucks. This business was based in the Wolverhampton […]

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Isuzu Pickups’ Success – New Fleet Department and More Dealers Needed

William Brown – Isuzu General Manager

Isuzu’s recent success in March’s registration charts, overhauling Iveco for 13th place has brought their record ever first quarter and their record ever March. No mean feat, considering most of these sales were to retail and very little fleet business – according to Isuzu they are number one in the sector for retail sales. To […]

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Mercedes-Benz Optimistic over 2013 Registrations

Sam Whittaker

Talking about prospects for 2013 at the CV Show, Sam Whittaker, Sales and Marketing Director Mercedes-Benz Trucks was bullish, “We have struggled to convert orders into registrations in the first quarter, but our order book is the strongest since 2007/8, although it is skewed towards September. I predict that our 2013 registrations will beat the […]

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