HGV registrations surged by more than a fifth (21%) to 11,859 units in the first quarter of 2019, according to the SMMT. Registrations of rigids at 6,339 units showed a close to 13% increase year on year, while artics were the star performer with registrations close to a third higher (32.3%) than a year ago at 5,520. The SMMT said that a number of large orders and strong market incentives had helped drive registrations after flat performances in 2017 and […]
Scania is celebrating its best ever year in the UK with a total of 6,846 trucks registered in 2013, up 47% on 2012, lifting its share of the heavy truck market (18 tonnes GVW plus) from 16.1% to 18.1%.
Latest figures show UK commercial vehicle manufacturing bounced back in August, with growth of almost 48% compared to this time last year.
It would be a “disaster” for the commercial vehicle industry if the UK crashed out of the EU in 2019 without a good trade deal with the remaining EU27 countries, SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes has warned.