The UK’s market for new HGVs plummeted by more than a fifth in the first quarter of 2020 with 9,193 units registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Demand for new HGVs fell by 22.5%, down by 2,666 units, which SMMT attributed to fluctuations in the sector’s long fleet renewal cycle, together with Covid-19 lockdown measures introduced partway through March. Registrations of rigid trucks fell by 12% to 5580 in the period, […]
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.
Government plans to reallocate road space is based on a “fantasy” and should be reconsidered, according to the RHA.
The government has set out changes to the Highway Code to ensure the first self-driving cars, vans, trucks and buses are introduced safely on the UK’s roads.