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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VOLVO TRUCKS TO CUT NEW BODIED-TRUCK LEAD-TIMES

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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Isuzu’s Record Pick Up Sales

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Isuzu UK posted record single-month sales in March 2013, with deliveries of their D-Max pick-up in the UK totalling 824. With the D-Max range now at full strength in single, double and extended cab configurations, Isuzu has sold 1173 vehicles in the first quarter of 2013. The latest figures confirm Isuzu as the fastest  growing […]

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Iveco Appoints Glenside Commercials for S E Wales

Managing Director Mark Lovering and Commercial Director Denise Lovering outside Glenside Commercials’ new bespoke premises at Bedwas, Caerphilly

Commercial vehicle specialist Glenside Commercials Ltd has become a Main Distributor in South East Wales for Iveco. The company, which last summer moved into a bespoke new admin and workshop complex on land it bought in Bedwas, near Caerphilly, previously sold Iveco Daily vans as one of the services it offered commercial vehicle operators. Now […]

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Asset Finance confidence survey shows optimistic outlook

CVD News

Following 5% growth in core asset finance new business during January 2013, the latest asset finance confidence survey from the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA), carried out during Q1 of 2013, shows that new business is expected to increase by more than 10% in the direct finance channel during the next twelve months. The survey, […]

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VAN AUCTION PRICES UP OR DOWN?

Manheim

The more you look into the data regarding the wholesale prices of vans reached at van auctions, the more confused you become.  It had been widely accepted that a lack of stock has led to increasing prices across the board – but is this the case? Latest data from Manheim seemingly contradicts the view from […]

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Isuzu Truck Appoints new Company as North London Dealer

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Isuzu Truck UK has appointed a brand new main dealer to cover the area of North London. The new Enfield-based company, known as Isuzu North London, joined the Isuzu truck dealer network with effect from February 2013. Isuzu North London is providing full sales, service and parts coverage for recently sold Isuzu importer. As Keith […]

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