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 […]
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 […]
Fear of new smart tachographs saw operators pull forward orders of new trucks and give another boost to the market after a surge in orders ahead of the expected Brexit date of March 29 according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Following the result of the European Union referendum, which saw 52% of a 72% turnout vote to leave the EU, trade associations have warned the government that “quick work” will be required to steady nerves and avoid new costs and restrictions.