Thursday 21st Feb 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Honda to close Swindon factory

Honda is to close its factory in Swindon in 2021, when the current model, the Civic, reaches the end of its lifecycle. Some 3,500 jobs at Honda of the UK Manufacturing will be affected along with an estimated 10,000 jobs in Honda’s supply chain.

Heavy truck market falls 4pc in 2018

Some 43,103 heavy trucks were registered on UK roads in 2018, almost two thousand fewer than in 2017, according to full year figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

CV production rises by a quarter

UK commercial vehicle production increased 26.5 per cent in November, driven by a doubling of production for the UK market which offset a small drop in exports.

Porsche commissions fully electric truck

Porsche has commissioned a fully electric 32-tonne MAN eTGM truck to enhance its production logistics at its Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen site, saving over 30,000 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year.

Daimler to invest €20bn in battery cells

Daimler has set out plans to buy €20 billion of battery cells saying: “We are systematically pushing forward with the transformation into the electric future of our company.”

Lorry drivers voted safest on the road

Lorry drivers, delivery drivers and coach drivers have been found to be the safest on the road due to the amount of time they spend driving.

November boost for van market

A strong performance in November, helped the panel van market show a small increase on last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.