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HYUNDAI LAUNCHES HYDROGEN ATTACK ON SWITZERLAND

Hyundai has announced at the IAA Show in Hanover that it will build 1,000 commercial fuel cell electric trucks to be operated in Switzerland beginning next year. Hyundai says it will work with H2 Energy,  a Swiss [...]

TRADE WAR WOULD HAVE NO WINNERS SAYS DAIMLER GLOBAL TRUCK BOSS

Daimler Truck and Bus, global chief Martin Daum has told media at this week’s IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover this week that the prospect of a global trade war is worrying and will have no [...]

THE STORY BEHIND THE FORD F-MAX

Ford’s new 4×2 heavy-duty prime mover took many by surprise when it was launched at the Hannover IAA Truck Show. Ford has kept many of the details of the truck secret and few were aware of [...]

FORD F-MAX SPRINGS A SURPRISE BY WINNING INTERNATIONAL TRUCK OF THE YEAR

In a decision that has shocked observers and rocked the European truck makers the International Truck of the Year has been awarded to a vehicle manufactured outside Europe. The Ford F-Max built in Turkey was named [...]

TRATON AND HINO ADVANCE COOPERATIVE JOINT VENTURE

Traton AG, the new name for Volkswagen Commercial vehicle, and Hino Motors Ltd has today announced new details on their strategic partnership. Both companies have agreed on two strategic initiatives: to join forces in e-mobility and [...]

TURNING IT AROUND

In what is a bigger comeback than Dame Nellie Melba, Custom Bus has gone from an insolvent shell of a company to a reborn and vibrant new operation in a new factory with a new owner, [...]

NTI CALLS FOR NATIONAL APPROACH TO TACKLING DRIVER SHORTAGE

Australia’s leading truck insurer, National Transport Insurance (NTI) has entered  the national discussion about the dire shortage of truck drivers by calling for a national approach to address the challenge. NTI has congratulated NatRoad on its [...]

IVECO SAYS BUON GIORNO TO NEW ITALIAN AMBASSADOR

UNDERLINING its origins and Italian heritage Iveco has welcomed the  recently-appointed Italian Ambassador to Australia, Stefano Gatti,  who visited Iveco Australia’s manufacturing facility at Dandenong  in Melbourne last Friday for meetings with senior Iveco executives\ It [...]

MAN’S ELECTRIC TEST PROGRAM

The moves to electrify the world’s trucks is continuing on many fronts with barely a day going by without another statement or story dropping into the inbox with another example of an electric fleet being handed [...]

HINO GOES FOR STABILITY ACROSS THE BOARD

Hino has announced and confirmed that ahead of the November launch of its new 500 Series Standard Cab, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) will be fitted as standard equipment to support what the company claims will be [...]