Delivery vans and trucks – is this the biggest shake up from COVID?

Another significant trend has been the increase sales in small delivery vans up 20%, larger delivery vans up 63% and small trucks (3.5 to 8 tonnes) up 40%.

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Bill Gillespie is the Vice President – Brand and Franchise Development for Hino trucks Australia whose overall sales are up 50%

So the online business in Australia as a percentage of retail went from 13 per cent to something in the range of 24 per cent of all retail. So that’s almost a doubling of last mile delivery business.

So what that’s made, of course, is that that whole logistics work has been shifted and turned upside down in a very short space of time. So, yeah, I think big shifts and big environmental, economic and social shifts, that will mean this is the way the world’s going to be from now on in. I would suspect.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto