Commercial Vehicle Sales to Grow with UK Economy
As the UK economy grows and commercial vehicle registrations increase, it is interesting to imagine what the industry could look like in the future. The Department for Transport has recently done some work in this area.
Light commercial vehicles made up 14% of road traffic in 2010 but by 2040 it could be up to 20%. Heavy goods vehicles made up 6% and are forecast to be in the range of 4% to 6% by 2040, reflecting increasing efficiency. Of particular note is the continued robust growth in van traffic: since 2004 this has increased from 26.9 billion miles to 45 billion, and the current forecast is that this could double by 2040.
Commercial Vehicle Show 2016 – now booking
The 2015 CV Show demonstrated that confidence among UK business is now at its highest level since the recession. Registrations of vans and trucks in the UK reached an all-time record in the first half of this year. The Show itself mirrored this confidence, with more than 450 companies exhibiting and a huge number of visitors through the doors.
For details on next year’s CV Show (26-28 April 2016), all enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Poor credit history van finance launched
Moneybarn, the UK's largest non-standard car finance provider have announced the launch of a new product offering finance for light commercial vehicles. See our 'Articles' heading for more details.
Just what do we know about the much-discussed ‘White Van Man’? Here are some facts:
There are 2.5 million white vans in the UK? That is 1 White Van to every 24 members of the UK population.
Where are the most White Van drivers? 1st - Essex; 2nd - Kent; 3rd Lancashire.
Who invented the term "White Van Man"? The term "White Van Man" was first coined by Sarah Kennedy on BBC Radio 2 back in 1997.
The average distance driven in a year by a White Van Man is 9,426 miles. That's the equivalent of driving the length of the country almost 13 and a half times!
£1,026 is the average value of contents in every van.
White Van drivers are a careful bunch: 68% of drivers have no insurance claims!