VW Commercial vehicles

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has continued a record-breaking 2013 with its best ever September registrations.  With Van Centres across the UK reporting brisk business, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has also increased its market share to a record high, reinforcing its number two position in the light commercial vehicles sector. A total of 5,276 vehicles were registered in […]

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On 22 October, Stephen Hammond MP, the UK’s top minister for the freight and logistics sectors, will address some of the road transport industry’s most senior executives at the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Forum to be held at London’s British Museum. At the afternoon event, key personalities from the industry, together with representatives from the national […]

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Volvo Trucks’ First Branded Auction a Success

Manheim's dedicated advertising campaign running in Truck & Plant Locator Magazine

Volvo Trucks managed to sell all of their trucks put through a special branded auction event held on the 3rd October at Manheim Auctions in Leeds. All 27 trucks on offer sold with a total hammer value of £606,900. This was the first time Volvo has carried out this type of sale in the UK […]

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Manheim launches another van sale

Tim Spencer

Manheim Colchester has recently launched a new monthly council and utility van sale in response to market demand. The new van sale section runs within Manheim Colchester’s four lane van auction at a prime time every four weeks. The Wednesday sale section typically offers over 100 vans from various sources including local councils and authorities […]

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Gary Mullaney

Aquila Truck Centre in Gloucester is making a major investment in its Bristol Road facilities as the business gears up for rapid expansion. Aquila is investing over £150,000 in facilities and will also dual brand the business with both Iveco and MAN Truck & Bus brands. A full service dealership, Aquila purchased the Gloucester business […]

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View from the Hill

DAvid Hill

David Hill, the used van pricing expert for gives us his view of the market, “The August market was slow, but not as bad as some had predicted. Many traders were still out looking just in case something nice came along. Stock levels have remained steady over recent weeks and the fresh stock from […]

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End to Sprinter/Crafter Deal in Sight

Only Sprinters to be made here soon - no Crafters

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced that it will no longer make Volkswagen’s Crafter van after the end of 2016 when the current agreement expires. Mercedes say this will help them concentrate on volume production for their own brand. The Sprinter is the most successful model produced by the company’s van division with around 150,000 Sprinters built […]

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MAN to grow Service Network

HRVS MAN Dealer Keith Sims Group Ops Director

As trucks continue to improve in performance and reliability, there is no longer such a thing as a ‘bad truck’ on offer in the UK.  This means that the manufacturers have to distinguish their offering in some other way.  The obvious ‘easy win’ is the size and performance of their dealer network.  It is in […]

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RH Commercials on Growth Path

New Recruits L-R Melanie Inse, Gary Standring, Director Paul Pearson, Sarah Charlesworth & Anthony Milwardsmall

East Midlands Renault Trucks dealer RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has taken the bull by the horns and carried out a major recruitment drive in advance of any real signs of upturn in the economy. The company was acquired by managing director, Nigel Baxter only last year from logistics company Kuehne & Nagel. The new owners […]

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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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