Close Brothers Vehicle Hire (CBVH) has opened a depot in Thurnscoe near Doncaster to provide 24/7 rentals of trucks and vans.
Iveco and the Transport Association (TA) have launched a fundraising campaign for Transaid using three specially livered New Stralis XP tractors.
Scania’s new models have been revealed, heralding a generation of more efficient and spacious trucks from the manufacturer.
How do you get 40 race cars around the world? Ask DHL, apparently.
Dual-fuel vehicle usage may increase following the DfT’s £11.5m funding, writes George Barrow The uptake of gas-powered trucks has increased, with several high-profile operators, including DHL, Howard Tenens and United Biscuits, adding dual-fuel vehicles to their fleets. Away from the large fleets, uptake has been slow, and that has largely been due to the scarcity of refuelling stations in the UK, where gas road fuels – CNG, LNG and biomethane – are in short supply at retail and wholesale levels. […]
Used van dealers are reporting a drop in sales and expect the trend to continue over the coming months, according to George Alexander, chief CV editor at Glass’s Guide. Mileage has once again become a key concern for used buyers, who consider vehicles with 40,000 to 50,000 miles to be the best purchase, rather than lower mileage models.
Ford has unveiled the new Transit Courier at the Birmingham CV Show, the last of its new Transit models. The small panel van completes a four-vehicle line-up, that the company hopes will boost sales by over 50% by 2016.
Van production at Vauxhall’s Luton and Ellesmere Port plants totalled more than 58,000 units in 2012, making the company the UK’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer for the 11th year running. Total production at Luton for Vivaro vans was 53,465, with manufacturing at Ellesmere Port contributing 5,373 Astravans to the 58,838 total. In keeping with the decline across the market, production figures at Luton have dropped incrementally in recent years, with Vivaro production in 2012 down by 14,638 units to 68,103 […]
Total commercial vehicle registrations fell during 2012, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with Volvo faring the worst across the twelve month period. Registrations from January to December were down 5.9% across truck and vans, with the decline directly attributable to lower light commercial vehicle sales. Registrations of commercial vehicles above 3.5 tonnes were up 6.4% on 2011 figures, while vans (registrations below 3.5 tonnes) were down 7.9%. Truck registrations were particularly […]