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. UK CV manufacturing fell 31.5% in January, with 5,616 units rolling off the production lines, marking the worst start to the year since 2015. The SMMT said manufacturing was subdued both for domestic and international markets, down 28.8% and 33.6% respectively. More than half (53.2%) of all CVs […]
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).
Witney, Oxfordshire-based Chris Hayter Transport saw profits drop by 22% last year, which it said was expected in the current economic conditions.
The tyres of HGVs that are being parked up due to COVID-19 should be inspected to prepare them for extended parking, according to Michelin. After a survey from the RHA revealed that around 240,000 vehicles are now laid up for the immediate future, Michelin engineers warned that tyres are not designed to carry the weight of a parked truck or trailer indefinitely. Rob Blurton, senior technical field engineer, advised operators to inspect all tyres for visible damage and abnormal wear […]