Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

Sun, sea, sand – and Commercial Motor

The sun has gone to the heads of those fine journalists at Commercial Motor: they’re producing a summer sizzler on 12 August. “As well as all the usual news and legal coverage you expect from the transport industry bible,” Justin Stanton says the “special summer sizzler” will have a group test of five 120-tonners and […]

Germany well prepared for upturn

Last year, across the whole German commercial vehicle industry, sales dropped to half their previous level. Some firms, trailer makers and bodybuilders, lost 80% of their sales. Despite that the industry retained 95% of its permanent staff, “leaving it well prepared for the upturn,” said Matthias Wissmann, president of the Verbund der Deutsche Automobile Industrie […]

Iveco aims at recovery sector

The recovery sector is a prime target market for Iveco’s newly extended Daily and EcoDaily vans and light truck range in the UK. This includes new 7.0 tonne van, chassis cab and crew cab models. “The vehicle recovery sector is one where the Iveco range is already very popular,” said Martin Flach, UK product director. […]

German commercial vehicle industry up 5%

For the German commercial vehicle industry the signs of recovery are “clearly visible.” This year commercial vehicle registrations are up by 4%. German truck exports have also “increased significantly”, by 57% since the start of the year. “This year we expect to see the domestic market for heavy vehicles climb to 64,000 units, said Matthias […]

Anti-siphon device for Daily and EcoDaily

Iveco and long-term partner Tiss Security Systems have launched a new anti-siphon device for Daily and EcoDaily vans and light trucks. The TankSafe Daily is based on Tiss’ popular TankSafe Standard unit for trucks, which Tiss says is “the most effective basic fuel protection system” available. Modified to fit the Daily models, the new unit […]

Know your batteries

Dundee-based Axeon has published a “Guide to Batteries” to help people understand automotive batteries. This is free to download from www.axeon.com, the firm’s website. The guide has general information on batteries, charging and related infrastructure. It also covers different cell chemistries, some probable future developments. It also gives an overview of battery management systems, critical […]

More Scottish Rewards

Transport News has added two new categories to its annual Transport News Scottish Rewards celebration breakfast. They are: Top Health & Safety Conscious Company, sponsored by Glasgow Training Group Fuel Savings Initiatives, sponsored by Freight Best Practice Scotland. These join the other 14 categories, including Scottish Haulage Company of the Year and Scottish Industry Personality […]

UK management moves at MAN

MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd says that in July Des Evans resumed his CEO job. At the same time, Vince Welsh moved from the firm’s Bus & Coach division to be UK aftersales director. Michael Latham is now director, branch operations, responsible for MAN’s 18 workshops. Sandy Millar is now UK sales director, responsible […]

National Training Award for Systems

Logistics industry training firm System Training just won the UK Warehousing Association Training Award in a ceremony at the Dorchester, London. This was for the firm’s work to improve skills across the sector and use innovative training schemes to help cut costs. System Training showed how it helped Home Delivery Network, presently changing its name […]

New bus tyres from Goodyear

Goodyear says it will introduce its UrbanMax range of bus and municipal vehicle tyres to the UK. The firm says these offer high mileage and “superb braking” on wet roads and in winter weather. They use the latest materials, tread patterns and carcasses to deliver lower fuel use and up to 40% more mileage than […]