Schmitz Cargobull is ramping up assembly of its rigid truck bodies in the UK through its service partner network as part of a strategy to cut costs and shorten lead times. The move will see bodybuilders who are already authorised maintenance providers assemble M.KO rigids, using panels shipped in from Schmitz Cargobull’s factory in Panevéžys, Lithuania. Geoff Ward, sales engineer for Schmitz Cargobull Truck Bodies, said: “Last-mile delivery is increasingly important, driving up demand for high-quality rigid truck bodies. By […]
Trailer manufacturers and dealers are warning of a “trailer drought” in the UK ahead of the Black Friday and Christmas peaks, with prices for second hand trailers reaching unprecedented levels.
The ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Brexit fallout and weak demand all conspired to result in the fourth consecutive month of decline in UK commercial vehicle production, according to the SMMT.
Unsurprising and yet stark figures from the SMMT show that just 15 commercial vehicles rolled off GB production lines in April.