plunged 51 percent in February, according to the Society of Motor
Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
same period last year, while vans dropped 58 percent.
For the rolling year, the drop was 17 percent, combining a 1.5
increase from January in the truck sector, and a 20 percent
decrease in the van sector.
SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said the CV business was
“coming under intense pressure” and needed help from the UK
He said: “2009 will be a huge test for the resilience of our
sector and of the firms that need modern, efficient transport to
deliver a stable economy. These are unique circumstances in which
the government must help.”