There was no substantial jump in the number of fleet MOT tests undertaken during September, despite warnings that deferrals made during the pandemic could lead to massive demand, new figures from epyx show.
Using an analysis of information held on its 1link Service Network platform, the company says that there were almost 52,000 MOT tests carried out during the month. This is close to the just over 49,000 processed during the most recent pre-Covid September in 2019.
Powered Two Wheelers continued their upward trend with 13,425 registrations in September, traditionally a high-volume month as customers have opted to wait to obtain the latest registration plate on their new machine, said Paddy O’Connell, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association.
Whilst the market was still down -7.5% compared to September 2020, it is important to note that last September the industry was responding to the pent-up demand after a series of lockdowns.
The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) and The National Motorcyclists Council (NMC), have today announced a new partnership on matters relating to motorcycling campaigning and government policy issues.
There are several issues relating to government policy towards motorcycling where the interests of both dealers and riders align, in particular, how motorcycling is treated in core transport and road safety policy.
The first-ever double decker hydrogen bus tour of the UK started on monday to shine a spotlight on the part hydrogen has to play in the country’s race to net zero.
The UK Hydrogen Roadshow, a partnership between bus manufacturer Wrightbus, hydrogen distribution firm Ryze Hydrogen, and hydrogen production company INEOS through its INOVYN subsidiary, will see the world’s first hydrogen double decker bus, the Wrightbus Hydroliner, travel a 600-mile route visiting businesses as it makes its way from London to Glasgow for the UN’s climate conference, COP26.
Logistics UK has has announced its partnership with D4Drivers – a leading driver medical supplier – to offer its members easier access to driver medicals, and improve overall health and wellbeing across the logistics industry.
Logistics members will receive discounted access to two new services delivered by D4Drivers: Logistics UK Health and Wellbeing, which will enable businesses to give access to medicals for all their drivers, and Logistics UK Driver Medical, aimed at individual driver members.
Warrantywise, one of the UK’s largest car warranty companies, has had an outstanding year of growth and won a major trade award for the second year.
They posted exceptional results for the first financial quarter of 2021 – registering a very healthy 116 per cent rise in revenue from vehicle warranty sales to £6.7m – versus £3.1m during the same period in 2020.