Driver and semi-conductor shortages contribute to fall in HGV registrations in third quarter


 

New heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations declined by 8.4% in the third quarter of 2021, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The SMMT attributed the decline in part to the shortage of HGV drivers and falling production levels due to semi-conductor shortages. The decrease saw 7,715 trucks registered, 704 fewer than the Q3 2020 total when registrations were taking place against the volatile backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. Registrations also fell by […]