Des Evans – MAN CEO – “Swap Electric Vehicle Grants for Euro 6 Truck Grants” – VIEWPOINT

Des Evans, MAN CEO

MAN CEO, Des Evans believes that Government Grants are the way to get the truck industry moving again…. “While I am delighted so many operators and dealers are battling successfully with this seemingly never-ending recession, I am also conscious of the latest market registration figures from the SMMT. In the first four months of 2013, […]

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Geoff Dunning - RHA

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Road Haulage Association (RHA) have joined forces in voicing their concern at the recent advice issued by the Department for Transport (DfT) regarding garage technicians and mechanics driving heavy goods vehicles to statutory annual tests being considered in-scope of the Driver CPC Directive (2003/59/EC). In a joint letter to […]

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Bristol Street Iveco Acquired by Aquila

Bristol Street Commercials in Bristol

With the news broken by Vertu Motor’s CEO on Twitter, Midlands-based Aquila Group has bought the loss-making Iveco dealership Bristol Street Commercials from car dealer business, Vertu Motors. With the deal yet to be fully finalised, the Walsall-based MAN, Caterpillar, ISUZU and Neoplan dealer with six sites is remaining tight-lipped regarding the acquisition. Bristol Street […]

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Trucklocator Renamed “Truck and Plant Locator” Magazine


Popular weekly used truck sales magazine, Trucklocator has joined forces with sister magazine Plantlocator Weekly to create a new title, Truck and Plant Locator. To accompany the merger of the titles, the magazine receives a fresh new look and an increase in the number of pages. Sales Manager, Zena Daniels commented on the merger, “We […]

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Truck and Plant Trader Magazine to Close

Truck and Plant Trader Magazine is to Close

The end of June will see the last issue of Truck and Plant Trader rolling off the presses. The sales of classified advertising magazines on the news shelves has been declining over a number of years. First to disappear was the Exchange and Mart after 100 years of publishing, but plenty more have followed, including […]

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Mixed Results for Truckmakers in Q1

The New Volvo FM at the CV Show with Jonas Odermalm, segment manager at Volvo Trucks

It seems that some truckmakers are starting to see the pre Euro 6 rush turn into orders for the factories.  Volvo has reported that the company’s orders are growing for the first time in eighteen months.  The growth is not mind-blowing at 11%, but it is a move in the right direction in a European […]

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VIP Data’s David Hill looks at the start of the market in the Olympics month.

David Hill of, the trade valuations arm of CDL Vehicle Information Services looks at the most significant trends in the UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) market. As predicted, April started slowly but gradually gained momentum as the month progressed. Volume is still the main issue with good clean retail stock in very short supply. Buyers have […]

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ATE Truck And Trailer Sales Reach 20,000 Sales


An order for a 26 tonne curtainsider truck was the moment when ATE Truck and Trailer Sales Ltd recorded their 20,000th sale. The 2007 MAN TGA 26.320 was ordered by Naylors Transport and was specially extended to 28 feet, repainted and new curtains, supplied by the client, fitted before delivery. Two years ago the Directors […]

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New Isuzu Truck Dealer in Gloucestershire

Keith Child - Isuzu truck

Isuzu Truck UK Ltd has continued with the expansion of its dealer network with the recent appointment of Arthur Spriggs & Sons Ltd as its latest parts and service dealer, based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. This latest dealership is trading as Isuzu Gloucester. Commenting on this new dealer in the national ITUK dealer network, Keith Child, […]

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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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