Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

New HGV market almost doubles in Q2 with registrations up by 46.3%

15 August 2019 UK new heavy goods vehicle registrations rise by 46.3% in Q2 as operators pull forward purchases ahead of new regulation. Growing demand for Rigid and Artic trucks, up 51.9% and 38.1% respectively. Tractors remain most popular body type, growing 34.0%, while tanker truck and tower wagon registrations double. Year-to-date registrations rise 34.3% […]

UK bus and coach market decline continues in second quarter

15 August 2019 New bus and coach registrations fall -29.4% in Q2, with 1,433 vehicles joining UK roads. Demand for both minibuses and double-deckers halves, down -50.0% and -45.1% respectively. Single-deck demand stabilises after a slow first quarter, up 6.6% to 757 units. Year-to-date registrations decline -30.8%, with Q2 marking the 10th quarterly decline. New […]

Microlise launches telematics solution for smaller fleets

14 August 2019 Microlise has launched a new telematics solution aimed squarely at smaller fleets. The company’s new Focus system has been designed specifically to give smaller operators access to the same data and fleet performance intelligence as their larger counterparts. It provides users with the tools needed to improve operational efficiency, maximise vehicle utilisation, […]

Nikola awarded grant to advance research

14 August 2019 The US Department of Energy has awarded Nikola Motor Company a $1.7 million grant to advance its research into fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA). The move is designed to accelerate the company’s work to develop future trucks offering cleaner and greener performance. Nikola is largely focused on the development of durable […]

DHL makes major fleet investment

14 August 2019 DHL Supply Chain is to invest a massive £90 million adding more than 1,000 new vehicles to its UK fleet in 2019. The spending will see the contract logistics specialist add everything from tractor units to specialised rigids and multi temperature-controlled vehicles. All will be equipped with the advanced safety features, including […]

Region Tees up demand responsive bus pilot

14 August 2019 A demand responsive bus service will be piloted in the Tees Valley in a bid to improve transport links in rural communities across the region. It will allow passengers to pre-book their public transport via phone, app or website.They will be able to request pick-up and drop-off points within the serviced area, […]

Dennis unveils new hybrid double decker

14 August 2019 Alexander Dennis is expanding the UK’s widest range of low and zero emission buses with the new Enviro400ER Electric Range hybrid double deck bus. Developed with BAE Systems, the Enviro400ER offers geofenced zero emission capability designed to meet local Ultra Low Emission Zones and zero emissions targets without the need for expensive […]

UK light commercial vehicle market up in July

05 August 2019 UK new van market registrations rise 11.0% in July, with 25,862 models registered. Demand for medium and large vans drives growth, both segments rising by double digits. Year-to-date LCV market stays strong, up 9.0%, as buyers invest in latest, cleanest vehicles. SEE LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLE […]

Stobart secures approval for campus expansion

07 August 2019 Eddie Stobart Logistics has had its plans for a new national distribution centre approved by Warrington Borough Council. The vast 634,910 sq. ft. facility will be built on Barleycastle Lane adjacent to the company’s existing campus, which includes the Eddie Stobart Group head office, training academy and central operations. Costing £75 million, […]