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Digitachs distort April CV registrations

08 May 2006 #HGVs #Registrations #SMMT News

  • Rolling year total down 1.6 per cent to 389,158 units
  • April registrations up 5.6 per cent to 34,514, YTD up 2.9 per cent
  • Digitachs massively distort April truck registrations, up 110 per cent

April’s commercial vehicle registration figures show 110 per cent more truck registrations than in the same month last year, as operators scrambled to beat the 1 May digitach deadline. Since that date it is illegal to register new trucks, coaches and some buses unless they have digital tachographs. ‘This massive distortion is down to the inept introduction of digital tachograph law,’ said Christopher Macgowan, chief executive at the SMMT. ‘This legislation has been 15 years in the planning and was finally confirmed on 11 April, just 13 working days before it became law.’

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