Tag Archives: Light Commercial Vehicle

UK commercial vehicle manufacturing declines -16.7% in 2017

commercial vehicle manufacturing

In 2017, the commercial vehicle manufacturing sector in the UK saw a decline in figures by -16.7% as it saw, 78,219 vans, trucks, buses and coaches leave production lines, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The biggest change was seen in domestic demand, which saw a fall of -25.0%, down around 10,000 units over ... Read More »

Top tips for first time LCV drivers

LCV first time drivers

Getting behind the wheel of a Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) for the first time can be a daunting prospect, as most are considerably different to driving your standard car, here are some tips to help make your journey more comfortable and safe. The ability to drive a 3.5 tonne vehicle on a standard car driving license, it’s possible that one day ... Read More »

Visitor registration open for CV Show 2018

CV Show 2018

The 2018 Commercial Vehicle Show(CV Show) is now open for registration, with organisers promising “no better environment” for anyone involved in the road transport industry. The event returns to the NEC, Birmingham, from 24-26 April and, say the organisers, exhibition space is already 90% sold out. Entry is free and early registration means visitors will receive updates in the run up ... Read More »

New LCV market falls for first time in five years, says SMMT


According to figures recently released by Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders(SMMT), the new Light Commercial Vehicle(LCV) market witnessed a decline in 2017 with a 3.6% fall over 2016. The figures showed that although there was a decline of 3.6%, that 362,149 new vans and pick-ups were registered highlighting the fact it was still an excellent year for LCV manufacturers. ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz & Fiat lead way for fleet satisfaction according to ‘UK Fleet Van Market Report’

UK Fleet Van Market Report

According to a major survey of van fleet operators, customer satisfaction has clear leaders in Mercedes-Benz and Fiat, as they average the best score from multiple different assessments as part of the UK Fleet Van Market Report. The UK has 396,000 businesses operating light commercial vehicles, with a combined fleet of 2,302,000 vans. Only 3% of companies operate more than 25 LCVs, ... Read More »