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 […]
The UK’s automotive supply chain faces a huge shock in the event of a no-deal Brexit, warn associations
A no-deal Brexit will cause “massive logistical problems” in the automotive supply chain, with manufacturers facing a choice of either absorbing significant rising costs in the movement of vehicle parts or passing them on.