Mixed fortunes in March van and truck registrations

Total56,110– 3.4%97,603– 3.6% Vans51,062– 0.8%87,269– 0.1% Rolling year total down 1.2% to 379,083 but still strong. Medium vans up 74.7% to 43,092 for the rolling year. Trucks down 25.5% to 52,036 for the rolling year. March% changeYear-to-date % change Trucks5,048– 23.9%10,334– 25.5% New LCV & truck registrations in the United Kingdom – 2007 Mixed fortunes in March van and truck registrations ‘We’re seeing structural changes in the van market as some previously light vans, for example Astra and Caddy, move into the medium sector and some operators use heavy vans as a more hassle-free alternative to heavier trucks,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Truck registration comparisons with last Spring are of limited value as the bungled introduction of digital tachographs on 1 May 2006 caused massive market distortion in the months immediately before. Overall, the immediate economic outlook is quite bright and we’re confident that this will be another good year.’ Click below for more detail:DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)