Van registrations fell by nearly 15% in July as ongoing supply problems relating to semiconductors meant only 23,606 LCVs were registered. Despite this, the month’s performance was only a 4% reduction compared to the pre-pandemic five-year average, according to the SMM. Large vans weighing more than 3.5-tonnes saw a decrease of 5.2% to 16,653 vehicles, with those weighing two tonnes and less seeing a much greater decline of 38.2%. Those between two and two and a half tonnes were down […]
Scania is celebrating its best ever year in the UK with a total of 6,846 trucks registered in 2013, up 47% on 2012, lifting its share of the heavy truck market (18 tonnes GVW plus) from 16.1% to 18.1%.
The scale of the worldwide Covid-19 vaccine programme has resulted in UPS hiring more than 100,000 seasonal workers to undertake the transport and distribution of healthcare products.
UK distributors are calling for the army to be mobilised to prevent the imminent breakdown of the country’s food supply chain, due to a critical shortage of HGV drivers.