So said Daf Trucks UK MD, Ray Ashworth, speaking to the press at a function on the eve of the CV Show. "It's good to be back at the CV Show," he continued. He said that the truck market has started to rise at the end of last year and is now "definitely on the up, with Daf on target to take a quarter of the market." Tractor unit registrations are up 200% and the rigid market is returning too, with "order intake at over four times the level" of that for the first quarter of last year. He also warned of the "challenge" of Euro 6 emissions levels, which are mandatory from 1 January 2014 and will almost certainly distort the market as operators rush to buy the remaining Euro 5 models. Speaking after the busy first day at the Show, Ashworth said Daf had counted at least 1,200 people across its stand and he was delighted with the air of optimism. "It's great to see the market coming back," he said.
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