Parts shortages continue to hamper delivery of new trucks


 

HGV registrations fell by 2.3% to 9,837 units in the first three months of the year, reflecting the continued global shortage of semiconductors and other raw materials. The SMMT’s figures showed that registrations for Q1 were down 227 on the same period in 2021 and that the sector was still some distance from a full post-pandemic recovery. The organisation said demand for HGVs, particularly from within construction, remained robust but that a dearth of materials including steel and aluminium was […]