Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

New van market declines -5.9% in July

06 August 2018 New light commercial vehicle market declines -5.9% July with 23,309 vans and pick-ups registered. Double-digit growth in pick-up popularity, with demand up 13.9%, as all other segments decline. Year-to-date demand down -2.7% compared with 2017, but market remains strong. SEE LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLE The UK […]

Stagecoach to trial driverless bus

07 August 2018 Multi-regional operator Stagecoach is set to become the first travel operator in the UK to trial self-driving buses. The firm is to produce a single decker which is capable of operating without someone behind the wheel, in partnership with bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited and tech company Fusion Processing. Sam Greer, bus […]

Ocado takes delivery of hydrogen-hybrid Sprinter

07 August 2018 A leading online supermarket has taken delivery of its first hydrogen-powered van, courtesy of hydrogen technology company ULEMCo. The hydrogen-fuelled Mercedes Sprinter is fitted with a hybrid system that allows it to run on diesel as well, and will go into service with fresh produce home delivery company Ocado. It is operating […]

SOE names new Chief Executive

07 August 2018 The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), a partner company in the CV Show, has named Bruce McGill as its new chief executive officer. McGill, who will assume the role on 3 September, succeeds Nick Jones, interim CEO for the last eight months, having been CEO in a previous spell with SOE from […]

Dearman launches new emissions-free nosemount unit

07 August 2018 An innovative British-developed refrigeration system is now being offered in a new format in order to try and penetrate markets outside the UK. The Dearman Hubbard zero emission transport refrigeration unit, which uses liquid nitrogen as a power source rather than diesel, has been introduced in ‘nosemount’ format, which can be fitted […]

Coachbuilder appoints new Overseas Manager

07 August 2018 A Lancashire-based bodybuilder has made a key appointment to help develop its business overseas. Mellor Coachcraft, which has its HQ in Rochdale, has appointed Tom Morrison as its new Overseas Sales Manager as part of the company’s international expansion plans. Morrison brings more than 22 years’ bus industry and international experience to […]

DAF donates truck for Transaid

07 August 2018 The UK’s biggest truck manufacturer is donating a 6×2 rigid truck to members of the Transport Association to raise funds for the global transport charity, Transaid. There are 60 haulage firms in the Transport Association, any of which is allowed to use the Transaid-liveried DAF in exchange for a contribution to the […]

New President for DAF Trucks

01 August 2018 The President of truck maker, DAF, is to be replaced by the company’s European Sales Director from September 1. Peston Feight is moving back to the USA, where he will assume a new role as Executive Vice President of DAF’s parent firm, PACCAR, which also own the American brands Kenworth and Mack […]