Current and future states of the commercial vehicle market to be discussed by speakers at September’s VRA meeting

The current and future states of the commercial vehicle market are to be discussed at the September meeting of the Vehicle Remarketing Association.

The key speaker will be James Davis, director of commercial vehicles at Manheim, who will be looking at the outlook for the wholesale van market, as well as focusing on forthcoming clean air legislation and its potential impact on the new and used van sectors.

Also, Nadim Altaf, commercial vehicle editor at Glass’s, will be looking at trends in the new and used commercial vehicle sectors alongside prospects for alternative fuels in the sector.

Finally, Kay Hudson, managing director, at International Vehicle Services, who trade in the UK as Trim Perfect, will be looking at Health and Safety, including new sentencing guidelines and looking at how to build a genuine safety culture.

Expected to be attended by more than 30 individuals representing companies that are involved in remarketing more than 1.5 million vehicles every year, the VRA meeting will take place at the premises of Fleet Auction Group in Coalville, Leicestershire on September 20.

Glenn Sturley, chair at the VRA, said: “With so much going on in the new and used car sectors at the moment, commercial vehicles sometimes take something of a back seat and, with this meeting, we aim to redress that balance and provide genuine insight into the sector.

He added that the open discussions that took place following the formal presentations at VRA member meetings were quite often as useful as the presentations themselves.

“Outside of the VRA, it is probably next to impossible to access such a well-informed and far-reaching forum as this one. What our members bring to these discussions is invaluable and a key benefit of being part of the association.”


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