UK operators face longer lead times as chip shortage drags on, manufacturers warn


 

As Scania Trucks announced a week-long shut down at its European plants today (31 August), due to the global shortage of semi-conductors, other truck manufacturers told MT they are also struggling with the shortage and warned of extended lead times on truck orders next year. The problem has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns which saw workforces grounded and the resulting soaring consumer demand for laptops and gaming devices as people were confined to their homes. For truck manufacturers […]