Seven-year high for vehicle registrations

The British truck market has shown further positive signs having recorded the highest number of March registrations in seven years.

4,977 trucks of 6-tonne GVW or more were registered last month, according to statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. This represents the highest March total since 2008 and a 64 per cent increase on the same month last year.

Most growth has been recorded among the heavy end of the sector (above 16-tonne GVW) where numbers are up on last year by 65.3 per cent. The only part of the market to show no growth at all is the 2-axle tractor unit sector, which is flat so far this year.

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