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. Sales of rigid trucks over 6 tonnes rose 52% to 9,574 and and tractor units were up 38% to 6,031 units (over 90% being 6×2 as usual) in Q2 2019. This follows a 13% rise […]
Proposals to reduce the maximum noise limit of heavy trucks have been rejected by a plenary session in the European Parliament.
In its 2020 progress report to the UK government on cutting carbon emissions, ‘Reducing UK emissions – progress report to Parliament’, the Committee on Climate Change has called on ministers to “seize the opportunity” to turn Covid-19 into a “defining moment in the fight against climate change”.
Leaving the EU without a deal would be “absolutely dreadful” for truck makers and buyers alike, making new vehicle acquisition prohibitively expensive, according to manufacturers.