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    RIO Box now comes as standard equipment in new MAN trucks

    2017-08-31T16:55:56Z

    All new MAN Euro-6 trucks will now come with a RIO Box as standard equipment, according to the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group company. The RIO Box is a cloud-based telematics operating system designed to link together all participants in a supply chain, independent of vehicle brand or the telematics ...

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    Cummins unveils fully electric truck

    2017-08-30T17:26:56Z

    US-based truck engine maker, Cummins, has unveiled a concept fully electric class-7 truck as part of an event at its technical centre in Columbus, Indiana. Dubbed the AEOS and described as an “urban hauler EV”, the demonstration vehicle hosts a battery pack offering “longer charge for improved range and faster ...

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    UK government announces funding for truck platooning trials

    2017-08-25T16:54:00Z

    The UK government has announced £8.1m ($10.4m) in funding for a truck platooning trial starting at the end of 2018. The trial, which will be carried out by the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, will involve up to three heavy goods vehicles travelling in convoy, with acceleration and braking controlled by ...

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    Scania shipping trucks to Russia with UECC

    2017-06-26T15:00:13Z

    Truck maker Scania has signed a contract with European short-sea ro-ro operator UECC for the movement of its finished trucks from Belgium to Russia. Twenty trucks, made at Scania’s plant in Zwolle in the Netherlands, were loaded at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge earlier this month for onward shipment to ...

  • Autonomous Trucks
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    Transition to automated trucks must be managed, warn trade bodies

    2017-06-02T16:28:34Z

    The potentially devastating effect of autonomous vehicles on truck drivers’ jobs means the transition to the technology will need to be carefully managed, according to a new report. There are, however, obvious benefits to automated road freight, including cost savings and safer roads, according to the new report from the ...

  • Aankomst European Truck Platooning Challenge
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    EU truckmakers set out roadmap for platooning

    2017-05-10T11:06:06Z

    European truck manufacturer body ACEA has provided a roadmap for EU-wide truck platooning calling for a wide range of regulatory change as well as upgrades to EU roads. Speaking at the European Parliament on May 9 th , Erik Jonnaert, secretary general of ACEA, said the roadmap provided an overview ...

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    Volvo Trucks demonstrates on-highway platooning in California

    2017-03-14T17:53:24Z

    Volvo Trucks and the University of California, Berkeley have completed a partially automated truck platooning demonstration, hauling three containers on the interstate highway from the port of Los Angeles. Platooning reduces aerodynamic drag, fuel consumption and emissions by grouping trucks closely together along a given highway route. Reducing the distance ...

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    Eurotunnel boss hails ‘best year in company's history’

    2017-03-08T05:55:09Z

    Groupe Eurotunnel, owner of the channel rail tunnel connecting the UK to France, has just reported on the best year in its history, according to chairman and CEO Jacques Gounon. The company's net profit of €200m ($211m) in the year to end-December, 2016, was over two-and-a-half times higher than the ...

  • MercedesBenz Urban eTruck
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    Major brands reveal plans for electric truck trials

    2017-02-22T12:30:17Z

    MAN Truck & Bus and Mercedes-Benz Trucks have announced plans to allow customers to trial their respective electric trucks in real world situations, starting this year. MAN Truck & Bus, which is owned by Volkswagen Group, and an Austrian consortium, the Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL), have reached agreement on ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks looks to double exports from Brazil to the Arab world

    2017-02-09T11:40:56Z

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Brazil has said it expects to more than double its exports of trucks to the Middle East and North Africa during 2017. Last year it exported 348 units to the region, consisting of 202 medium-weight Atego trucks and 146 light and medium-weight Accelo trucks. In 2016, the ...

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    Iveco supplies i-Fast with LNG tractor units

    2016-10-25T17:39:31Z

    Truckmaker Iveco has supplied ten Stralis tractor units powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to i-Fast Automotive Logistics, the car carrier division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) based in Italy and operating across Europe. Neither company disclosed the value of the deal. According to Iveco, it is the first delivery ...

  • Grenzübergreifende Auftragsabwicklung mit internationalem
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    Ekol signs €12m order with Mercedes-Benz Trucks

    2016-07-26T12:53:30Z

    Till Oberwörder, head of marketing, sales and services, Mercedes-Benz Trucks (left), hands over 150 trucks to Ahmet Musul, chairman of Ekol Logistics Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has increased its European truck fleet with the purchase of 150 trucks from Mercedes-Benz. The Actros Lowliner models have been ...

  • VolvoTruck
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    EC hits truckmaker cartel with fines totalling nearly €3 billion

    2016-07-20T17:03:22Z

    A group of four truck manufacturers has been hit with the highest ever cartel fine by the European Commission for fixing prices and consorting over the implementation timetable of new emissions standards. The EC said Volvo Trucks, Daimler, Paccar’s DAF and CNH Industrial’s Iveco had conspired with each other and ...

  • DaimlerGirteka
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    Mercedes-Benz hands over 1,000 Actros trucks to Girteka Logistics

    2016-06-28T14:49:20Z

    Stefan Buchner (left), head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, hands over the symbolic key to Mindaugas Raila, chairman of Girteka Logistics, at the Mercedes-Benz Customer Center in Wörth. Lithuanian transport and logistics provider Girteka Logistics has begun taking delivery of 1,000 Actros trucks from Mercedes-Benz to support its business in Europe, ...

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    GM’s Chevrolet division to make CVs with Navistar

    2016-06-15T13:00:01Z

    General Motors (GM) has signed an agreement with commercial vehicle maker Navistar for the assembly of medium-duty, class 4/5 trucks. Production will begin in 2018 at Navistar’s facility in Springfield, Ohio. The truckmaker is investing $12m in upgrades to the plant and production equipment. As part of that upgrade, Navistar ...

  • Das CKD-Center des Mercedes-Benz Werkes Wörth verschifft unter anderem Fahrerhäuser als Bestandteil des Fahrzeugsatzes an weltweite Montagestandorte. // CKD-Center of the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant shi
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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks celebrates 50 years at Wörth CKD facility

    2016-04-29T10:15:34Z

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of operations at its complete knockdown (CKD) centre at the Wörth plant in Germany, where more than 700,000 truck parts kits have been made since it opened in 1966. Last year the centre dispatched 13,000 kits for reassembly in facilities around the world, ...

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    Daimler Trucks begins Fuso assembly in Kenya

    2016-03-15T15:45:35Z

    Daimler Trucks Asia has begun assembly of its Fuso range of commercial vehicles at a plant in Mombasa, Kenya, with its local partners Simba Colt and Associated Vehicle Assemblers. The Fuso 2523C heavy-duty trucks are being built up from complete knockdown (CKD) kits imported from its Oragadam plant in Chennai, ...