Latest figures show UK commercial vehicle manufacturing bounced back in August, with growth of almost 48% compared to this time last year. However, the SMMT warns year-to-date volumes are still down 13.4%, driven by a 24.5% reduction in overseas orders. New model production coming on stream positively impacted the monthly figures, which reversed four months of successive decline. The SMMT said 5,544 units rolled off the production lines in August, nearly 1,800 more than in August 2018, making it the […]
Bibby Distribution has become the latest operator to commit to a fleet refresh, with MAN set to deliver a total of 450 TGX tractors to the business during the next 18 months. An initial 55 Euro-5 units have already entered service in the Bibby fleet, with 131 scheduled for delivery in September. The remaining 264 TGX 440s will be presented throughout 2013. All units are fitted with Microlise telematics, so by the end of next year the whole Bibby fleet […]
A no-deal Brexit will have a “severe” impact on the automotive sector, raising prices for customers and disrupting the industry’s just-in-time operating model, EU automotive organisations warned this week.
Government and local authorities have been urged not to “demonise diesel” but to develop a national framework instead to encourage the take up of modern, clean diesel trucks. The call came at a conference on air quality held by vehicle manufacturers’ association the SMMT.