April surge for CV registrations

UK commercial vehicle registrations rose 23.5 per cent in April, with similar growth of 23.9 per cent for the year to-date. The strong demand for trucks continued, up 43.5 per cent to 3,900 units. Van registrations increase for the 12th consecutive month to 24,927; a rise of 20.9 per cent. These figures were released by the SMMT.

“With business confidence still on the up, the strong uplift enjoyed in the commercial vehicle market this year has continued into spring,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive. “Demand for new vans is stronger than ever, with the sector recording its 12th consecutive month of growth in April.

“The move towards larger vehicles across all segments was again evident last month, with rigids weighing in over six tonnes and three-axle artics driving the increase in truck registrations.

“We look to the next Government for stability to ensure this robust performance continues.”

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