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| WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS  
West European CV sales Vans lead Europe’s January’s commercial vehicle sales advance

West Europe’s commercial vehicle market, including all light and medium commercials and vehicles in the heavy truck category of 16t GVW and above, started the current year on yet another high. That’s the upbeat message from ACEA’s January commercial vehicle sales figures showing a strong 8.8 per cent jump to some 163,372 units. This latest jump, coming in the wake of last year’s even stronger 11 per cent jump to 2.18m units suggest that the end of West Europe’s great vehicle sales recovery story is not yet in sight


  | Europe’s heavy truck market finally returns to near pre-crisis level
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market on fire


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS    
Europe’s heavy truck market 
finally returns to near pre-crisis level

A welcome whiff of the good old pre-crisis days has not only returned to West Europe’s car market, the same goes for heavy trucks


  | EDITORIAL | It’s tough out there for stand-alone truckers
 
| Scania wheels out all-new heavy truck range


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterIt’s tough out there for stand-alone truckers

"The truck business is a man’s world. A relentless toil of countless lonely hours, night-time work and unsocial hours. For the driver, that’s it in a nutshell. Yet, almost the same goes for senior management of today’s few remaining heavy truck makers. And yet, almost everyone in this business is wary of the fact that the global truck business, unlike the highly volatile car business, is comparatively future-proof and is not subjected to the whims of fashion. Whatever the economic conditions, just like bread and water, trucks are a prime essential part of daily living
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Trucks | Deliberate autoindustry attempts to keep observers in the dark
  | Scania wheels out all-new heavy truck range

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS
Scania wheels out all-new heavy truck range


Scania, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group and one of the industry’s leading and most profitable manufacturers of heavy trucks, has released first details of its new truck range. Completely new inside and out, the new cab range, kicked off with the S and R models and built at Scania’s new Oskarshamn plant in Sweden, was brought into production after an investment of SEK20bn (€2.1bn)


  | Europe’s heavy truck market sees 18th successive sales gain in a row
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market on fire

 



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WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS           
West Europe first half truck sales trendsEurope’s heavy truck market sees 18th successive sales gain in a row

The heavy truck sales recovery in Western Europe remains in full swing. In spite of losing some steam during the second quarter when growth eased back to 13.8 per cent from a slightly more vibrant 15 per cent in the first quarter, the underlying pace of advance supports the view that West Europe’s heavy truck market is still heading for the best turnout since 2008. 


  | Vans bounce-back, more growth on the card
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market on fire

 



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WESTERN EUROPE | LCV VAN MARKET     
West European LCV Van registrationsVans bounce-back, more growth on the cards

Companies are buying trucks and vans at the highest rate for nearly a decade - providing yet more proof that for much of Western Europe the economy has not only escaped the icy grip of recession, but is about to return to a near normal state of health.

  | Europe’s heavy truck market on fire  
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market simply fails to run out of puff
 

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS    
West European truck sales Jan-Apr 2016 plus history AID NewsletterEurope’s heavy truck market on fire

Europe's heavy truck market has grown considerably faster than forecast just 4-months ago. Despite an ominous slight slowing in the UK’s April growth rate, West Europe’s overall heavy truck sales performance this April and in the first four months of the year remained positively robust, pointing to the prospect of brighter skies on the horizon 

  | Europe’s heavy truck market simply fails to run out of puff  
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market is on the mend

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS
West European February Truck Sales Europe’s heavy truck market simply fails to run out of puff  

For Europe’s heavy truck industry it just gets better as the year rolls on. That’s the upbeat message from latest West European heavy truck sales figures, showing that an already hot underlying sales pace is showing precious few signs of cooling down

  | Europe’s heavy truck market is on the mend  
 
| Heavy truck demand in Europe defies doom and gloom predictions

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS
West European Heavy Truck Sales History AID NewsletterEurope’s heavy truck market is on the mend 

Last year’s heavy truck sales in Western Europe rose by a stronger than expected 16 per cent to the highest annual sales level since 2008 – near 20 per cent leap in sales in both November and December raises hopes that pre-crisis levels could again be reached earlier than feared 


  | Heavy truck demand in Europe defies doom and gloom predictions 
 
| Truck demand remains on the rebound 

 


 

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West European Truck sales small Q1-Q3 2015WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS
Heavy truck demand in Europe defies doom and gloom predictions 

Since the beginning of this year sceptics have been confounded as West Europe’s heavy truck market has continued to recover far faster than forecast.  Sales this September rose 17.8 per cent, bringing the cumulative truck sales gain after nine successive months of strong and unwavering recovery growth to a matching 17.8 per cent.


  | Truck sales recovery in Western Europe continues to build momentum
 
| Truck demand remains on the rebound

 


 

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European Truck sales trends history 2015WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS
Truck sales recovery in Western Europe continues to build momentum

Europe’s heavy truck market has always been regarded as a reliable barometer of overall economic activity. One has only to glance at this year’s encouraging underlying regional sales progress from heavy trucks to be convinced that the regional truck sales renaissance that only began at the start of this year, appears to have lost no steam as the year progressed
 

 
| Truck demand remains on the rebound
 
| Bottle half full - Europe’s Truck Market

 


 

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TRUCKS

West European Truck sales first half 2015Heavy truck sales recovery in Western Europe continues to build momentum

Growing numbers of Europe’s new car buyers, presumably put off by the uncertainty now surrounding the future of diesel fuelled cars in inner city centres, plus the related fears of future discriminatory extra taxes on diesels, are doing what they have always done at times of uncertainty and change. They are increasingly opting for the safe option 

  > UK heavy truck sales already reached pre-crisis 2007 levels
 
> Truck demand remains on the rebound

 


 

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TRUCKS

MAN truck yellow water December 2014December’s heavy truck market more than halved
Striking contrasts seen in last year’s European truck sales fortunes
  > Europe’s truck makers pay price for Q4 2013 pre-buying


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TRUCKS

Daimler truck ranger Freightliner Fuso 2014Daimler - ‘God bless America’
Mercedes Trucks, thanks to US, posts 29% jump in 9-months profits
  > Europe’s truck makers to pay price for Q4 2013 pre-buying


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WESTERN EUROPE / TRUCKS

Euro 6 Scania truck 2014Europe’s truck makers to pay price for Q4 2013 pre-buying
For Europe’s truck makers things will get worse before they get better
  > Mixed bag for Mercedes global truck sales


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GERMANY / TRUCKS

Mercedes WM truck wörth 2014Mixed bag for Mercedes global 
truck sales

Mercedes sees 45% jump in truck profits to €796m in first half
 
> Trucks take another wrong turn in May


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WESTERN EUROPE / TRUCKS

Trucks take another wrong turn in May, but it’s not what its seems 
Mercedes trucks Western EuropeNot so much a sign of a stalling truck sales recovery, but a reflection of last year’s extensive pre-buying of Euro 5 trucks
 
> Recovering European truck market took wrong turn


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  WESTERN EUROPE

Scania crane truck over 16t GVWTrucks move upwards, not downwards as feared
Italy’s long-battered car market to rise at long last – gas in retreat
  > Europe’s January truck sales up, not down as feared

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  UNITED KINGDOM

 

Volvo truck white 2014Pre-buying lifts heavy truck market
Britain’s truck market zooms back to pre-crisis levels


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  WESTERN EUROPE

 

Scania trucks pre-inspectionEurope’s truck sales recovery strengthening, but it won’t last
Progressive improvements in this year’s underlying truck sales picture 


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  WESTERN EUROPE

 

Mercedes Trucks October 2013Trucks on the move again
Europe’s truck recovery takes root, thanks to autumn pre-buying spree 


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  WESTERN EUROPE

 

Mercedes Actros trucks in line 150Euro 6 pre-buying binge?
UK leads truck comeback in Europe – Germany also looks on the rebound 




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