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Reliant Robin Now a Classic Vehicle

Reliant Robin Now a Classic Vehicle

THE RELIANT ROBIN, a vehicle popularised by Del Boy Trotter in the Only Fools And Horses TV show, is now classed as a classic vehicle thanks to changes in the Budget.Chancellor George Osborne announced that a rolling 40-year vehicle excise duty (VED) for classic cars will come in on April […]

New technology aims to reduce danger to cyclists

New technology aims to reduce danger to cyclists

A DEVICE has been launched to actively scan HGV drivers’ nearside blind spot with the aim of preventing accidents involving cyclists. Global Live Cycle Scanner, made by safety telematics designers Cobra UK, features a scanner and six sensors along the left-hand side of the vehicle to detect cyclists, plus a […]

Trucks offer silver lining for 2012 CV sales

Trucks offer silver lining for 2012 CV sales

HEAVY trucks were the only commercial vehicle sector to perform well in the UK last year, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Overall commercial vehicle registrations were down 5.9% in 2012 to 285,343 units, with December declining an average of 15.8% from 2011 to […]

In-cab CCTV recommended to hauliers

In-cab CCTV recommended to hauliers

A SECURITY equipment firm has recommended that the haulage industry consider installing CCTV into lorries that drive on the continent. Figures recently released as part of a European Commission report show that hauliers lose as much as €8bn every year through cargo theft from lorries, and Cobra UK has suggested […]

Commercial vehicle sales up nearly 23%

Commercial vehicle sales up nearly 23%

SALES of commercial vehicles were up 22.8% in August compared to the same month last year, but the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says that future uncertainty is likely to temper the amount of growth. LCV sales have been increasing steadily since their lowest point in January 2010, […]

Used commercial vehicle dealers look to 2009 for better times

Used commercial vehicle dealers look to 2009 for better times

NON-FRANCHISED commercial vehicle dealers report that the market has slowed, with a significant decline in retail activity over the past few months. Coinciding with the traditional summer slowdown, dealers are taking a further knock from an uncertain economic outlook that has hit customer confidence. “Providing volumes do not grow too […]

Firms driven to distraction

Firms driven to distraction

FIRMS are losing millions of pounds a year because they are failing to carry out routine checks on vans and other company vehicles, according to a new report. More than a million commercial vehicles need breakdown assistance every year but many of the causes could be avoided by basic maintenance, […]