International News

VOLVO AND SINGAPORE UNI UNVEIL WORLD FIRST FULL-SIZE AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC BUS

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have demonstrated the world’s first 12-metre autonomous electric bus. The Volvo bus will soon begin trials on the NTU campus. The 85 passenger Volvo 7900 Electric bus [...]

VW TRATON POSTS STRONG RESULTS AHEAD OF IPO

While Daimler posted record results  the other German commercial vehicle conglomerate, VW’s new brand Traton has also posted some fantastic results significantly increased its sales revenue and operating in 2018.  Traton’s sales revenue rose by six [...]

DAIMLER TRUCKS POSTS RECORD RESULTS IN 2018

Coming off the best sales figure it has ever achieved Daimler Trucks North America has proclaimed it is is pursuing goals of Accident-free driving and 100 per cent uptime. Senior vice president of sales and marketing [...]

NIKOLA SAYS BATTERY ALONE WON’T MEET ALL NEEDS

New age truck maker, Nikola has confirmed it will present the US truck market with both a battery electric vehicle (BEV) and a hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) power plant for both its heavy-duty Nikola Two and [...]

INTERNATIONAL MAKES THE WINGMAN STANDARD

International has announced in the USA that is now offering the Bendix Wingman Fusion vehicle stability and crash avoidance package as standard equipment on all its on-highway prime movers, including the LoneStar, LT Series, and RH [...]

SCEPTICISM  THE BIGGEST HURDLE FOR ELECTRIC TRUCKS ACCORDING TO US SURVEY 

US heavy transport operators are sceptical about the chances for widespread electrification of heavy trucks  according to a survey by US fleet company Fleet Advantage. The US Class 8 heavy-duty truck and fleet industry held a [...]

TRATON VW GETS READY FOR A MASSIVE FLOAT

Volkswagen is in talks with major Swedish institutional investors  about being the cornerstone shareholders in the dual listing of its trucks unit Traton in Stockholm and Frankfurtit has been reported. The discussions could result in more [...]

SCANIA PLUGGED INTO GERMAN e-HGHWAY TRIAL

Scania has announced it is set to supply vehicles for the three Germany e-highway  trials expected to start in 2019. The decision was taken on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and [...]

FUSO SIGNS A UP MAJOR US HAULAGE COMPANY FOR eCANTER

One of the leading truck operators in the USA, J.B Hunt has become the second major fleet to add Daimler’s new medium duty eCanter electric distribution trucks to its fleet. J.B. Hunt, is ranked the fourth [...]

VOORHOEVE TARGETS TECHNOLOGY AT VOLVO NORTH AMERICA

Former Volvo Group Australia boss Peter Voorhoeve  is clearly wasting no time in shaking things up at his new ‘ranch’, Volvo Trucks North America establishing a department within the company called Volvo Trucks 2.0, a special [...]