Operators servicing their vehicles in-house suffer more breakdowns each year than those using alternative maintenance arrangements, according to exclusive research. MT’s UK Commercial Vehicle Operator Report, produced in association with Texaco, reveals that vehicles maintained at an operator’s workshop will on average suffer more breakdowns during the course of a year than those visiting either independent workshops are franchised dealers. While the average breakdown rate is 22.13 incidents a year per operator – drawn from the report’s sample of 500 […]
Fifty years ago Volvo came to the UK. What better way to mark its half century than the FH winning the prestigious Fleet Truck of the Year award?
A piecemeal, stop-go approach to funding for road maintenance has made it difficult for highways authorities to deliver maintenance cost-effectively over recent decades, the Public Accounts Committee has said. Robin Meczes
UK operators are typically thought of as a conservative bunch and research conducted on behalf of Motor Transport late last year goes some way towards providing that idiom, as Euro-5 continues to dominate UK operator fleets. That said, the findings of the 2015 Overview of the UK Commercial Vehicle Industry report, produced by MT publisher Road Transport Media on behalf of Texaco and in association with Continental, Euro-6 has made remarkable headway in the past two years showing that we […]