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THE FRANKFURT Show, which opened on Thursday, is specially important this year. Many vehicle and component manufacturers are announcing product developments, and CM's team at Frankfurt has been sifting through the information to find what is most relevant to British operators.
• The CM-sponsored Bus and Coach Show, which closes at Earls Court this (Saturday) evening, is the first exhibition totally devoted to commercial vehicles since motor shows began in Birmingham. We bring you a full report • We're looking at vehicle replacement, auctions and the contract-hire market next week. Clinching a good front-end discount on a new unit is wasted effort if the ofd one is sold too early or late in its bk. We examine how to predict when the time is ripe. The auctioning of vehicles is on an upward trend. Why? Should not more hauliers he looking into this market? And we interview Salford Van Hire chairman Raffaello Bacci.
• And CM appraises the Volvo FL7, the successor to Volvo's best selling model in the UK.