Commercial vehicle manufacturing fell 15.5% in 2020, in what the SMMT said was “the worst year in a lifetime”. Just 66,116 vans, trucks, taxis and buses left production lines, the lowest output since 1933. Output in December was down 9.2%, rounding off a weak quarter and what the group added was “an awful year for the CV sector,” which churned out 12,154 fewer units than in 2019. The SMMT said the pandemic,vsocial distancing measures and multiple lockdowns conspired to practically […]
Culina Group chief executive Thomas van Mourik (pictured) has slammed the government’s handling of Brexit, insisting the movement of goods between the UK and Ireland remains “a big bloody mess” that has cost operators “a boatload of money”.
As the government plans a further four-month extension to the relaxation of HGV drivers’ hours, it has emerged that only around 450 haulage firms have used the extension to make their drivers work longer hours.