Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

10pc rise for commercial vehicle market

Registrations of trucks rose 10.3 per cent in July, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

“July’s commercial vehicle market performed on par with 2012 levels as rising truck volumes helped to offset a dip in van sales,” said Nigel Base, SMMT commercial vehicle manager.

“We’ve been expecting a rise in truck volumes as the Euro 5/6 issue comes to a head. In July, trucks rose 10.3 per cent continuing the trend begun a month earlier – a momentum that should continue to the end of the year.

“Van registrations have fluctuated through the year with dips following sizable peaks in demand. We are confident that the van market will end the year strongly, up 9.2 per cent on 2012, topping 261,000 units.”