Truck registrations (over 3.5 tonnes) for the first half of the year are down 40 per cent on last year at 17,927, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Van registrations, at 92,621, were down 45.4 per cent for the half year.
“We expect van registrations will stabilise at the end of the next quarter, but at the lowest levels since the early 1990s,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive.
“Trucks could drop further in the fourth quarter after the Euro 5 emissions deadline passes in October. The commercial vehicle market continues to reflect the very difficult conditions facing business buyers, particularly those in the freight transport and construction sectors.”
Medium and heavy trucks (over 6.0 tonnes)
Vans and light trucks >3.5 T and <6.0 T
|Total 3.5 – 6.0t||3,576||4,487||-20.30|