CVA and MV Commercial team up for auction

Commercial Vehicle Auctions (CVA) held the first ‘Ready To Go’ online truck auction in conjunction with MV Commercial which saw strong levels of interest from both the UK and bidders as far afield as New Zealand.

The sale, held on Friday the 17th July, included light commercials and trailers, both of which attracted some fierce competition resulting in strong prices before moving on to a wide selection of 7.5 tonne box vans through to a 32-tonne cement mixer.

A selection of very low mileage hook-loaders and skip-loaders commanded both the most attention and the most intense competition on the day, while more specialist plant lorries and tipper grabs were also in high demand due to the currently very active construction and utilities sectors.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the industry has seen numerous factory closures, disruption to supply chains and delays to orders as well as the suspension of all MOT testing: this created a supply shortage for those wanting to purchase new (or newer) vehicles. As a result MV’s Steven Cairns and Tom O’Rourke took the view that they were in a unique position to bring a selection of premium quality, late year, low mileage trucks to market through an auction. Where the manufacturer’s warranty had expired MV covered it with a driveline warranty of their own. MV Commercial and CVA now plan to run a specialist trailer auction later in the year.

Matthew Kibble Transport boosts trailer fleet

Matthew Kibble Transport is expanding its general haulage fleet with the addition of ten new SDC curtainsiders. The new units will work on Pallet-Track operations, providing overnight-palletised freight, as well as specialist delivery services for multi-drop and oversized goods.

The new trailers have been fitted with a tuck away tail-lift and have BPW Eco-Plus axles, Haldex generation 3 braking with roll stability, full LED lighting, and a tracking system for vehicle optimisation.

Matthew Kibble, chairman, said: “I am very pleased to welcome our latest batch of new SDC Curtainsiders in response to increasing demand for our transport services. Through ongoing investment in our state-of-the-art fleet, our people, information technology, and materials handling equipment, Matthew Kibble Transport offers a fully structured service that is second to none, and our goal is to continue to advance and improve our customer offering.”