Truck show confident

Germany’s huge truck show, the IAA, opens in Hannover this Thursday with most exhibitors very positive about the European and wider markets.  At the often enormous pre-show press conferences there were frequent references to rising orders and sales and clear confidence that markets were on the mend.  Others virtually queued to condemn 2009 as the worst market fall “on record” “since the second world war” or “in living memory,” but pretty much all agreed that the worst is over.  More cautious comments came from several senior UK truck and trailer men, most expect the UK’s recovery to be slower.  Almost without exception, their continental cousins are clearly confident.
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