News on Rigid Trucks (12)

Second Consecutive Year of Growth in Truck Sales The headline SMMT figures for the full year of 2023 show the excellent news that truck sales and registrations were up almost across the board with a total of 46,227 units. the final quarter’s data did start to indicate some more worrying trends as far as the…

View Full 2023 Year Truck Sales Figures Here Further Good News – Truck Market Growth Continues Looking at the new truck registration statistics from the SMMT, anyone would think that the UK is performing well economically, rather than struggling under cost of living crisis with trade with the EU suffering and positions hard to fill…

The pair of MAN TGS 23.400 8×4 mixers have come straight from work and are ready for their next job. Both 2008 models, they have automatic gearboxes and low kilometres. If you are looking for a later or slightly smaller version, the seller, Plantmaster who are on the inside front cover of the magazine this…

We are seeing increasing numbers of DAF’s new generation XF and XG cabs on the UK’s roads. Now it is the turn of the latest XDC cab to roll out in numbers. Now there is a multi axle version available for tipping use, they should become a commonplace sight on the building sites of the…

The good news for the environment is that a national food wholesaler and distributor, Reynolds Catering Supplies, has put a new, zero-emissions DAF LF Electric at 19-tonne GVW into service for multi-drop deliveries around Leeds. However, the order also included no fewer than 29 diesel DAF trucks. The truck will be saving around 70 to…

If you are investing in specifying and building an expensive crane truck it is important to make sure that the chassis is the right specification and comes from a premium brand. If you get the wrong chassis it may reflect poorly on the whole completed truck. O’Carroll Haulage & Crane Hire has taken no chances…

It seems that electric truck sales are becoming more normal transactions that we are starting to see every day. Another business has invested in a pair of electric trucks – not a council or a multinational corporation, but a £150m turnover construction services, building products & logistics company based in Yorkshire and the North of…

Unlike for trucks, you can easily find the list price of a car. These are published online and automatically change when you build your own specification. Of course, there are sometimes discounts to be had for a canny buyer and also for fleet buyers. However, none of the truck makers make the price of their…

If you are a truck manufacturer selling new trucks, it is a massive advantage to be able to supply them with a reasonably short lead time. This is where Renault Trucks has had an advantage – on top of the quality of service from their dealer, Border Trucks. As a results, Cumbria Logistics, palletised freight…

It usually takes some time to replace the thousands of model options in a truck range when a new cab is launched. DAF have recently rolled out their brand-new cab designs for the XF, XG and XD ranges, starting with the more straightforward, relatively low hanging fruit – think tractor units and dry freight applications….

If you are delivering Aston Martins and Ferraris then your truck needs to look the part and perform as well.  Low ground clearance for the cars means that great care has to be taken in the specification of the body – but it is important for the chassis too. Having an air suspension system that…

View Full 2023 Year Truck Sales Figures Here Last year was the first almost ‘normal’ year for the new truck industry since pre-covid in 2019. There remain component supply issues for manufacturers and lead times are longer than operators would like, but UK sales volumes were up almost across the board for all truck manufacturers….