The number of LGVs licensed for use on Great Britain’s roads fell almost 10% between 2007 and 2012, new figures from the DfT have shown. At the end of 2007, there were 510,800 licensed LGVs over 3.5 tonnes GVW but by the end of last year, that had fallen to 460,600. Licensed numbers of goods vehicles have now fallen every year for five years, shows the report, with the biggest drop coming in 2009 – the first full year after […]
The FTA has accused the London Assembly of “not thinking things through” after its Transport Committee called for a cut in LCV traffic in the capital, just months after it demanded a ban on HGV traffic in the rush hour.
The past year has been a busy one for the LCV market, not least because of the long awaited arrival of the new Ford Transit. Motor Transport looks back at some of the highlights of 2012. Transit Custom launched at the CV Show April – The first major launch of the year was announced on the eve of the CV Show in Birmingham, where Ford debuted the new Transit Custom – its one-tonne panel van based on the current Stage […]
Total commercial vehicle registrations fell during 2012, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with Volvo faring the worst across the twelve month period. Registrations from January to December were down 5.9% across truck and vans, with the decline directly attributable to lower light commercial vehicle sales. Registrations of commercial vehicles above 3.5 tonnes were up 6.4% on 2011 figures, while vans (registrations below 3.5 tonnes) were down 7.9%. Truck registrations were particularly […]