The Commercial Vehicle Show 2024 – the beating heart of green road transport

As the road transport sector undergoes rapid change with decarbonisation, automation, new safety standards and training the workforce to deliver such change, at the heart of it is the Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show.

With innovative truck, van, trailer and aftermarket products, from electric and hydrogen vehicles to cutting-edge components, it is the most important fixture in the calendar for fleet buyers to discover the very latest technology that will drive down their running costs, improve vehicle safety and boost operational efficiency.

Now in its 23rd year, the CV Show is expected to bring around 12,000 buyers and 150 exhibitors to the NEC Birmingham from 23-25 April – who’ll get a firsthand look at the zero-emission future being delivered by the world’s largest brands and some of the most innovative components and solutions providers, all laying out their products and plans for 2024 and beyond.

The Show, led by SMMT, RHA and IRTE, has been developed by manufacturers, operators and engineers with an enviable track record as an event that drives business growth, with 98% of visitors holding fleet purchasing authority. From executives, directors and transport managers to procurement professionals and engineers, the attraction for exhibitors is clear, as the annual meeting place for businesses and operators to network, share knowledge and generate customer leads – with last year’s event generating a new business connection at least every seven seconds.

Susan Kitchener, Executive Lead, Commercial Vehicle Show, said: “With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of operators all eager to invest in the very latest commercial vehicle technology, the CV Show is industry’s place for fine-tuning growth – all under one roof. A huge range of vehicles and products plus an expert seminar programme makes it a must-see event for those who want both to see the future – and to deliver it.”


Futureproofing your business and being aware of the latest products is essential as the sector travels closer to Britain’s ambitious targets for the phase-out of traditionally fuelled vehicles. From 2035, all new vans and all new trucks under 26 tonnes will need to be zero emission – little more than one full cycle of fleet renewal for the average transport operator. Operators that want to stay ahead need to start planning today.

The Show will once again bring the very best, greenest products to the fore, with visitors able to get up and close with exhibitions and speak to the experts of products that can power business – such as electric vans, battery solutions, software designers, hydrogen trucks and infrastructure providers, as well as a huge range of components and logistics services.


The zero-emission transition is just one of many challenges facing the sector – and, alongside new product launches and demonstrations of vehicles, infrastructure, components, services and solutions, this year’s Show will host a dedicated seminar programme designed to empower operators with the knowledge they need to meet them. Visitors will get expert advice on four core issues: Decarbonisation, People, Zero Emission Vehicles, and Technology – with talks such as how to introduce zero emission trucks and vans to a fleet, international decarbonisation challenges, the  residual value and second life of batteries, and tyres and trailers.

The programme will also cover the crucial issues facing businesses, from the latest technical and compliance updates, to guidance and discussions on upskilling the workforce, recruiting, health and well-being, reflecting that the sector is more than just the vehicle and depots, but the people who keep the country’s economy moving.

This year, therefore, directors and managers will gain actionable learnings from the Show, to reduce their costs, cut their carbon and improve the efficiency and safety of their operations. With engineering also rapidly advancing, fleet managers will better understand the training their teams will require and how to bring in a new generation of talent.


Demand for expert advice has never been more sought after in the commercial vehicle sector, as hauliers respond to a rising number of compliance requirements. Importantly, commercial vehicle operators are determined to put safety at the forefront of their operations, according to recent data from the Department for Transport, with vans and trucks now a third less likely to be involved in a collision per billion miles travelled than the average vehicle – while truck collision rates have more than halved over the past decade.

Such progress is in no small part thanks to advancements in vehicle design and assistance technology, and the CV Show 2024 will once again bring world-leading vehicle brands to demonstrate their new truck and van safety equipment, such as cameras, reversing aids, telematics, braking systems and tyre management.


With this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show expected to be even more popular than its previous editions, and a long list of companies already booked in to exhibit  including, but not limited to, Ford of Britain, Harris Maxus, B-On, TGS Automotive Group, Bott, Locks4Vans, Bradshaw Electric Vehicles, Webasto, Samsara, System Edstrom, ALD LeasePlan, Sortimo and FleetCheck –there is no time to delay in confirming your place.

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