International News

DRIVE TRAIN BUSINESSES START TO FUTURE PROOF THEMSELVES

Cummins and Allison Transmission are hardly new brands, with both their histories spanning over a century, but they find themselves facing new-world problems and the need to adapt as the transport industry does. Manufacturers are chasing [...]

VR – MORE THAN A GIMMICK

Virtual Reality was flavour of the month at the Brisbane Truck Show, with several brands using the technology to lure people to their stands, but Scania is out to prove it’s more than a promotional gimmick. [...]

HINO BREAKS GROUND ON NEW US HQ

Hino’s new American headquarters in Novi, Michigan are officially under construction following a ground-breaking ceremony last week. The new facility is expected to be finished by the end of next year and will amalgamate the brand’s [...]

PRINT AND FIT PARTS

Daimler is embracing 3D printing technology with Mercedes-Benz Trucks printing the first square parts made of metal – a thermostat cover. The new component has passed all of the company stringent quality checks and according to [...]

FREIGHTLINER LOOKS UP FOR POWER SOLUTION

Freightliner is offering a solar power system as an option of its Cascadia raised roof sleeper models, with some US truck fleets already reaping the benefits. Using the eNow eCharge solar system, which can now be [...]

A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK FOR PACCAR

America’s most profitable and identifiable truck maker, PACCAR is wading into an area that is heavily populated with Tesla and Toyota Prius cars where trucks and truck engineering seem an alien concept with the announcement it [...]

VOLVO’S MIXED Q2 RESULTS

Demand is up but profits are down for Swedish truck brand Volvo, with the Swedish brand saying in a statement last week that a stretched supply chain and extra costs denting into margins in the second [...]

VOLVO REVEALS NEW VNL MODEL

Volvo has launched its highly-anticipated update to the VNL Series prime mover in America, boasting increases in efficiency, productivity and safety. While it will be one of the key models for the brand in the US [...]

DUCATO LOADS UK MOTORING AWARD

Fiat Professional has collected the UK Motor Transport Fleet Van of the Year award with its large Ducato offering. The Motor Transport panel of expert judges also saluted the Ducato’s excellent chassis which is becoming widely [...]

NEW GEAR FIRES NEW LIFE IN RETRO ROUTEMASTER

The latest technology has been retrofitted to a 1962 double decker Routemaster to make it the oldest vehicle to gain low emission bus certification in the UK. A Cummins ISB 4.50-litre Euro VI compliant engine has [...]