International News

BENZ eACTROS TESTING AND TRIALS RAMP UP IN GERMANY

Mercedes-Benz has announced it has completed  the delivery of 10 eActros electric prime movers as the first phase of its ‘Innovation fleet’ testing electric trucks with customers. Daimler has built two types on the test fleet [...]

CALIFORNIA DREAMING OF ZERO EMISSION AIRPORT BUSES

California has again taken the lead on emission reduction with the state’s Air Resources Board announcing plans to ban all traditional internal combustion engine powered shuttle buses from the 13 largest airports in the state, however [...]

US TRUCK ORDERS PLUNGE AS TARIFF UNCERTAINTY HITS

Heavy duty truck orders have stalled in the USA in recent months dropping close to 66 per cent in the first six months of 2019 compared with the same period last year. The drop makes this [...]

VOLVO INVESTS HALF A BILLION IN US PLANT

The Volvo Group will invest the equivalent of $573 million  ($US400 million) over six years to upgrade its New River Valley, Virginia, plant that produces all Volvo trucks sold in North America, the company announced on [...]

WABCO SHAREHOLDERS CLEAR WAY FOR ACQUISITION BY ZF

Wabco shareholders have approved of the company by the German vehicle component maker, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, The privately-held ZF is a leading supplier of mobility systems for cars and commercial vehicles Under the terms of the [...]

VW’S TRATON SLIPS IN VALUE ON FIRST DAY ON STOCK MARKET

Volkswagen’s truck operation, Traton has had an inauspicious debut on the stiock market, falling in price on its first day of trading as investors adopted a cautious stance on its global expansion plan, which includes boosting [...]

ROCKWELL OPENS EV INNOVATION CENTRE IN CALIFORNIA

Leading US technology company Rockwell Automation, has announced the opening of a major new 750sq. metre Electric Vehicle Innovation Centre in San Jose, California, as a part of its Information Solutions development facility.  The company says [...]

BYD SIGNS AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR BACKED BY MACQUARIE FOR ELECTRIC TRUCK SALES  

An Australian company, with backing by Macquarie Group’s Corporate and Asset Finance has announced it will start importing and selling Chinese built BYD electric trucks later this year and that. it has signed the largest electric [...]

VOLVO PUTS VERA TO WORK

Volvo Trucks  has announced  that its revolutionary electric autonomous prime mover, known as Vera has been given its first assignment transporting goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in the Swedish company’s home of [...]

HINO ANNOUNCES NEW DAKAR RALLY TRUCK AS NEW DRIVER SLIDES IN

After decades of success at the wheel of his Hino rally raid truck , the so called ‘Ironman of Dakar’ Yoshimasa Sugawara has announced his retirement and at the same time his team has unveiled a [...]