Chassis manufacturers can trim it back a bit, but body builders are really losing it – weight that is, and Tip-ex visitors were treated to promises of increased profit making payloads, in some cases up to the magical 20 tonnes on four axles.

BREXIT may be looming larger on the fast approaching horizon, but there was no talk of ‘uncertainties’ at Tip-ex18 held in typical Harrogate sunshine.

Instead, the chat from over 100 exhibitors was all about their latest weight saving achievements.

Readers are invited to tour the show with Transport News, and on the Thompsons indoor stand we came across a Scottish livery, which were notably fewer in number this year.