Total registrations for Vans and Trucks in October equaled 21,305; up 8.7% totaling 247,637 for the rolling year. New van registrations is up 18.8% year to date, October sales resulted in 18,147. Trucks registrations were 3,158 in October; but rolling year at 31,735 still down 18.8%.
“The sustained increase in commercial vehicle registrations provides confirmation that the economy is continuing to recover,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “Vans continue to lead the recovery, with volumes up for the ninth successive month. We expect next year will be tough but with slow, steady growth improving confidence and demand.”