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June 2010

3,500 bhp Mini – from Cummins!

June 30, 2010

Visitors to this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will have some amazing machinery on which to feast their eyes but none more unusual than the exhibit which greets them on the stand of Cummins, the world’s largest independent maker of diesel engines. [...]

TruckEast Opens Second ATF Facility at Stowmarket Dealer Point

June 29, 2010

TruckEast have become the first company to launch a second VOSA Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) at their Stowmarket Head Office. This follows the successful launch of the first ever ATF at their Wellingborough dealer point in January this year and complements their current range of aftersales services for commercial vehicle operators, as well as new and used sales of Scania trucks. [...]

Citroen Business Network Reaches 90 Strong

June 21, 2010

Citroën has now completed appointments to its 90-strong network of Business Centres - with the recent selection of Citroën dealers Budgen Motors, Shrewsbury; Telfords,Carlisle and Pentagon, Oldham. [...]

West Pennine Trucks gain ATF Status

June 18, 2010

The Manchester depot of West Pennine Trucks has become just the fourth company to sign up for VOSA’s ATF scheme. The Ballyvesy Holdings company has already held Designated Premises (DP) status for some years and has decided that it is in their interest to take the next step at their Trafford Park dealership. [...]

TfL announces plans for new Greener Vehicle Discount

June 18, 2010

Transport for London (TfL) has begun a statutory public consultation on proposed changes to London's Congestion Charge. Included in the plans is a proposal to remove the alternative fuel discount and introduce a greener vehicle Discount that would encourage a switch to low carbon cars. The new proposal would provide a 100% discount to cars that emit 100g/km CO2 or less and meet the Euro 5 standard for air quality. [...]

UK van and truck production rises

June 18, 2010

Recent data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that UK commercial vehicle output rose by 40.8% in April and 44.3% in first four months of this year. UK car and engine production also rose over the same periods. [...]

CV Dealer Job Market Looking Up

June 18, 2010

Commercial vehicle dealers are starting to seriously take a look at recruitment. This is the news according to Colin Medwynter, Boss of van and truck dealer recruitment specialists Focus People Solutions. [...]