ERF still selling well

Laurie Dealer can report that ERF is still doing a roaring trade. Most are heading overseas and there are plenty of punters bidding for them, whether its domestic trade acting as an agent or overseas buyers going direct.

Following on from its presence at the auctions last week, Laurie Dealer went through the buy and sell on roadtransport.com to see what ERF vehicle are listed.

Turns out there are 14 listed today, including these two listed below:

ERF ECT 6x2 with Olympic XXL cab, registered 2004 with a 480hp engine, electric windows and mirrors, air-con, cruise control, and in good nick.

ERF EC6 18 tonner with flatbed, day cab, registered in 1999. SHAPE  \* MERGEFORMAT

If that's not enough perhaps a video to recall the glory years, Biglorryblog style.

THE END OF ERF

Jobs a good un.

MAN and Scania dampen link-up speculation

MAN has moved swiftly to dampen German media speculation that it and its sister firm Scania will be brought closer together by their parent Volkswagen.

According to German newspaper Der Spiegel, VW is planning to transfer its stake in MAN to Scania; the latter would then purchase all the remaining shares in MAN, creating the largest truck manufacturer in Europe, ahead of Mercedes-Benz.

However, MAN has issued the following statement: "It is well known that MAN and Scania are seeking a closer industrial co-operation in order to realise considerable synergy opportunities. Both companies are in discussions in this regard.

"Both parties are focused on creating value for their shareholders and other stakeholders and are pursuing this with mutually friendly intentions.

"At the same time, both sides are committed to maintaining the operating businesses and the unique brand values of the respective companies. This would be the basis for any possible option pursued by MAN.

"At this early stage of the discussions, the outcome is still open and no decisions have been taken."

Earlier this year, Scania president Leif Östling told Roadtransport.com: "When it comes to MAN, we are looking to [identify] areas of development where we can benefit - that could be in hybrids or battery and combustion technology."