UK truck registrations continued to slump in April

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UK heavy truck registrations declined again in April despite an EU-wide bounce that saw registrations climb 11.7% overall year-on-year.

April’s registration figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) record a 19% decline in UK truck registrations of 16 tonnes and over, from 3,486 in the same period of 2017 to 2,822.

As a consequence, the UK market remains 8.2% behind 2017 as of the first four months of the year.

By way of comparison, Germany’s 6,356 registrations were up 18.3% year-on-year, and France saw a 9% increase to 4,002 registrations.

27,189 trucks of 16 tonnes and over were registered in the EU in April (2017: 24,347).

Both ACEA and the SMMT reported a decline in UK truck registrations during the first quarter of 2018.


2018 Fuso Canter 4x2: Commercial Motor’s truck of the week


Buckingham-based Utranazz specialises in selling and hiring concrete mixer trucks and stocks a range of quality vehicles at its site on the Tingewick Road Industrial Park.

The truck of the week from the family run dealer is a new and unregistered 2018 Fuso Canter 7C15 4x2 chassis, which comes with a new Turbosol TB40 City Pump.

The concrete line pump vehicle includes a full pipe rack and toolbox as well as a set of standard accessories. Its lightweight Canter chassis allows operators to carry pipework and accessories and still stay within the legal weight restrictions.

The Turbosol pumps are fitted with the new stage 3B/Tier 4 engine, ensuring compliance with the London emissions standards.

Danny Wiseman, sales director at Utranazz, said: “Being mounted on a 7.5-tonne GVW chassis means the vehicle is agile and can access even the smallest job sites. It would be suitable for any ready-mixed concrete supplier and any concrete pumping company.

“The trucks are also popular with volumetric mixer owners, as the two machines work well together for placing concrete in hard to access areas and congested city centres.”

Utranazz technicians can fit concrete mixing equipment to the back of a range of different chassis. This particular truck includes a full warranty, complimentary UK delivery and training, and is available for £99,500.

Wiseman added: “Utranazz offers unrivalled aftersales support and service. We have our own team of highly trained and experienced engineers that are on 24/7 call-out, throughout the UK.

"We also carry a huge stockholding of genuine Turbosol spare parts for next-day delivery to ensure we can keep a customers’ concrete equipment working. We can also offer R&M packages.”

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