Scania is to halt production at its European truck plants this week due to the shortage of semi-conductors, it confirmed today (31 August). The stoppage comes as the global chip shortage, triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns and increased consumer demand for electronic goods such as laptops and gaming devices, continues to cause major delays in internatioanl manufacturing activity, forcing truck and car manufacturers across the globe to slow down production. Scania is pausing manufacturing at its truck plants in […]
Hauliers and drivers have criticised major retail customers for disrupting their schedules with excessive delays and called for them to be penalised.
Retailer Asda has taken delivery of the last of 187 new trucks from Scania, comprising 120 for its retail distribution fleet, 55 for its primary distribution network and 12 for its petroleum distribution fleet.