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 […]
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.
Van operators are being urged to improve maintenance arrangements and safety to avoid being bought into the O-licensing regime.
Operators appear to be ramping-up their Euro-5 purchasing activity ahead of the Euro-6 emissions deadline, a leading financing and vehicle leasing company has said.