CV production slide continues in August

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UK commercial vehicle production fell by 1,642 units in August as the 2014 calendar saw some plants take additional shutdown, compared to last year, for retooling.   Year-to-date output down 24.6% to 45,928 units, but greater stability expected in coming months. European demand for commercial vehicles on the up, with … Continue reading

Nissan receives Fleet Van honour

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Nissan has been honoured for its ground-breaking e-NV200 all-electric van by influential industry title Fleet Van.   The company was named Green Van Manufacturer of the Year at the highly respected Fleet Van Awards.   The prestigious award, which was shared by Nissan’s global alliance partner, Renault, recognises the impact … Continue reading

World premiere of Volkswagen Tristar at the IAA


Multifunctional like a Swiss Army knife. Adaptable, reliable and an all-rounder: on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the first syncro concept vehicle, Volkswagen CommercialVehicles presents the TRISTAR; an unprecedented combination of all the great features of the current T model series. Its extreme off-road capability and flexible storage solutions make the TRISTAR … Continue reading

CPC starts again for lorry drivers


Freight drivers are being urged not to rest on their laurels after the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) deadline passed last week (10.09.14).   Although 664,000 completed their 35 hours’ training, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) warned that the 2014 deadline was just the start.   “The focus now … Continue reading