Weekly trucks update with Terry Stout - 17th July 2015
Well are you all ready for another fantastic instalment of HGV industry news?
Gloucester had probably the largest ever HGV and Plant sale on Monday with 90 lots to offer.
This gathered up a great following of customers ringing me for more details of particular trucks. The show stopper was a 2008 JCB 531-70 teleporter sold for 115% of its reserve, also there were many national fleet vendors getting 100% clean sweep “hammer time sold”.
There was a good plentiful mix of DAF, MAN and Mercedes 7.5t boxes, specifically a batch of 2007’s that made good money. Long may this continue.
Looking across the country trucks are now making good money, again the fresher in the year the better and its getting a second life in the UK.
Colchester on Wednesday had another cracking sale, selling 100% of national fleet vendors’ entry, their show stopper was a 2006 DAF LF55.220 dropside crane that sold for 150% of its reserve.
Tractor units are proving to be a challenge in certain fields but looking at the kilometres travelled versus year of manufacture it is the harder worked, higher kilometres tractors that with resultant lower sale values are easiest to sell.
Truckfest Scotland – Manheim Update! Manheim are heading up North to Truckfest Scotland with our award-winning mobile auction unit for the Scottish bank holiday weekend Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2015. Why not take the opportunity as we have a stand there to come and say hello to myself and some of the National Commercial Team as well as members of Manheim Shotts’ Commercial Team.
Keep an eye on Twitter @lovecommercials for my updates.