The number of vans on the road has increased by 6.7% in the last year, according to the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Vans of 2ft in size or under has seen the biggest boom with total registrations up by 11.6% since May 2011.
Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive said:
“The commercial vehicle market received a welcome boost in July, rising 8.1% in the month, fuelled by strong van registrations. Down 2.2% in the month, truck registrations showed signs of stabilising after almost two years of consistent recovery from recessionary lows.”
“The van and rigid truck markets still have a way to go to hit pre-recession levels, but arctic volumes have grown since October 2010 to reach levels not seen since 2008.”