The UK transport industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, and continues to face some serious challenges. However, having spoken to the UK MD’s of all eight major truck manufacturers, Commercial Motor editor Will Shiers found positive signs of recovery. Mike Belk, MD, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK “It certainly hasn’t been as dire as some of the doomsters and gloomsters were suggesting,” said Mike Belk, MD of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, when we asked him how he thinks the industry is […]
Heavy truck sales are expected to surge at least 10% in 2013 compared with this year as operators delay buying Euro-6 vehicles, which will replace Euro-5 in 2014. The predicted spike in Euro-5 sales in 2013 is expected to result in longer lead times for new trucks. One operator, Andrew Spence-Wolrich, general manager of bulk specialist Hargreaves Transport, has been told he must order Euro-5 trucks by March 2013 to be sure of getting them. Truck makers MT spoke to […]
Continuing delays in the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) means operators are now on a cliff edge of financial ruin, the FTA has warned.