Slight return but UK heavy truck registrations remain stuck in reverse

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UK heavy truck registrations staged a slight come back in August but remain in negative territory despite the EU as a whole enjoying growth during 2018.

The latest data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), shows 2,729 trucks at 16 tonnes and above were registered in July in the UK, 15.2% lower than the same period a year ago.

In August 1,856 vehicles at 16 tonnes and above were registered in the UK, a decline of 9.4% year on year.

In contrast, the number of registrations in this weight category across the EU was up 6.9% up at 24,722 in July and 8.6% higher year on year in August at 20,249 units.

It means that on balance heavy truck registrations in the EU remain 5.1% up on the corresponding period of 2017 in the first eight months of the year at 205,628.

In contrast the UK market is smaller in the first eight months of this year than it was in 2017, with 22,925 registrations representing an 8.9% decline compared with a year ago.

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10 O-licence applications and decisions that caught our eye this week - 1 October 2018

Applications and decisions

Hanson Quarry Products Europe can base two vehicles at the Hanson Concrete site on the Gateworth Industrial Estate, Forrest Way, Warrington.

T&K Gallagher can station 10 vehicles at a unit on the Red Scar Business Park, Ribbleton, Preston.

HSS Hire Service Group has been given the green light to base three vehicles at Lowell House, Caton Road, Lancaster.

TIP Trailer Services UK has been granted authorisation for one vehicle and 200 trailers at the Carrington Works, Isherwood Road, Carrington, Manchester.

VA Whitley & Co has been given permission for eight vehicles at the Railway Street Works, Railway Street, Heywood.

Joseph Kenyon and Janice Kenyon can base 15 vehicles and 17 trailers at Suttons Farm, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk.

Brampton Pallets has been given the go-ahead for two vehicles at the Stephenson Industrial Estate, Willowholme, Carlisle.

GBA Transport can station five vehicles and five trailers at the Yusen Logistics (UK) facility in Burton Road, Findern, Derby.

Lancashire Logistics can base 40 vehicles and 40 trailers at a site in Paddock Road, Skelmersdale.

Dimitrios Mousiaris Transport can locate four vehicles and four trailers at a unit in Ashville Way, Sutton Weaver, Runcorn.