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Dealers stop stockpiling Euro-4 as demand starts to fall away

There are signs Euro-4 has had its time as the money spinner in the used truck market, with some dealers appearing to have stopped buying LEZ compliant trucks for stock. Dealers have been making some good money on Euro-4 and it has been driven by the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) but those days appear to be over. More operators are geared up for LEZ, and despite several straw polls showing high number of non-compliant vehicles still on the road, the general feedback is that the majority of operators are ready.

Freeze on Bank of England rates means little to hauliers

News that the Retail Motor Industry (RMI) welcomes the decision by the Bank of England to keep interest rates unchanged at 0.5% makes Laurie Dealer wonder just what that means for used truck dealers offering finance to the end user.

Laurie Dealer and the super injunction

Andrew Marr's admission that he took out a super-injunction to stop a story appearing in the press reminds Laurie Dealer of his own run in with the local media way back when a pound in the pocket meant used to mean something.