FTA brands report a side-show

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has branded a report by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) as a side-show in order to distract from the real issue of fuel duty. In light of public and UK industry concern about fuel pump prices, the OFT launched an inquiry to identify whether or not there were competition problems that could be tackled in the sector in September 2012, to which FTA submitted information on the UK petrol and diesel fuels sector. Continue reading

Volvo signs agreement with Dongfeng

Volvo is set to become world’s largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer following a strategic alliance with Chinese company, Dongfeng Motor Group. AB Volvo has signed an agreement with the Chinese vehicle manufacturer Dongfeng Motor Group Company Limited (DFG) to acquire 45% of a new subsidiary of DFG, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles (DFCV), which will include the major part of DFG’s medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles business. At completion of the transaction, the Volvo Group will become the world’s largest manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks. Continue reading

SmartWitness at the CV Show 2013

SmartWitness is showcasing its market leading black-box recorder for vehicles that provides vital, accurate information in the event of an accident, cutting insurance claim costs by as much as 50% and protecting operators against malicious and false claims. The SmartWitness system is on show at the CV Show 2013 (stand 5D70 at NEC Birmingham 9-11 April). Continue reading