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  • Volvo Trucks demonstrates on-highway platooning in California 

    March 14, 2017

    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 between vehicles also allows for …

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

    March 8, 2017

    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 €75m a year earlier. The company, …

  • Major brands reveal plans for electric truck trials

    February 22, 2017

    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 the joint development and testing of …

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

    February 9, 2017

    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 majority of these went to …

  • Iveco supplies i-Fast with LNG tractor units

    October 25, 2016

    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 in Europe of LNG-powered car …

  • Ekol signs €12m order with Mercedes-Benz Trucks

    July 26, 2016

    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 bought by Ekol’s division in Romania, which began operations in 2011. It is the first time Mercedes-Benz Trucks has supplied Ekol Logistics. According to the truckmaker, the new …

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

    July 20, 2016

    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 with VW-owned MAN for 14 years from …

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

    June 28, 2016

    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, Scandinavia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Announced earlier this year, the order was the biggest Mercedes-Benz Trucks had received from Eastern Europe. The value of the order was not disclosed. …

  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks celebrates 50 years at Wörth CKD facility

    April 29, 2016

      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, including South Africa, Saudi …

  • Daimler Trucks begins Fuso assembly in Kenya

    March 15, 2016

    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, India. “We have been successfully …