International News

CUMMINS TURNING ONTO ELECTRIC

With the  world’s major truck manufacturer groups  including Paccar, Daimler, Volvo and  Volkswagen, increasingly turning in house for their diesel engine development and production Cummins  has announced that it is acquiring Silicon Valley-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. a [...]

ZF GOES AFTER ALLISON WITH NEW 8 SPEED TRUCK AUTO

ZF has announced it will introduce an eight-speed automatic transmission for commercial vehicles in 2020. ZF says the new Powerline automatic transmission is designed for medium to heavy duty trucks  the equivalent of  the US Class [...]

FORD AND VW IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TIE UP

Volkswagen and Ford have confirmed that  they are in talks about jointly developing and building a series of commercial vehicles including vans. A joint statement from Volkswagen and Ford said the two companies are thinking about [...]

VOLVO PLUGS INTO ELECTRIC CITY FUTURE

Volvo has hosted  many of the worlds heavy transport media to an unveiling of some of the company’s electric truck technology in Sweden. However while at least one Australian truck journalist attended as a guest of [...]

NAVISTAR ADDS ALLISON TRANSMISSION FOR INTERNATIONAL LT AND RH

Navistar announced that Allison TC10 and Allison 3000 Highway Series transmissions are now available on the International LT Series and RH Series trucks, respectively, when equipped with a Cummins X15 engine. The LT Series previously only [...]

MACK GETS ITS OWN AMAZON PRIME TV SERIES

Mack Trucks  in the USA hopes  that a new TV series  featuring its trucks and a range of Mack drivers as its stars will captivate people’s attention when it debuts on  the online TV portal Amazon [...]

SCANIA STUDY SAYS WE CAN BE FOSSIL FREE BY 2050

Swedish truck maker Scania says  that achieving the target of a fossil-free commercial transport system in the timeframe of the Paris Agreement target is not only possible, but also financially attractive from a societal perspective. Scania [...]

RISING OIL PRICES DRIVING GREATER TRANSPORT EFFICIENCIES IN USA

Diesel prices in the USA have jumped 22 per cent from this time last year ago and stand at their highest level in almost four years. The average price of diesel fuel in the USA reached [...]

NATURAL GAS POWERED AUTOS MAKE FOR CLEANER GARBAGE TRUCKS

A German company plans to acquire 30 additional Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT (Natural Gas Technology) refuse trucks equipped with Allison  automatic transmissions. In December 2016, the municipally-owned company put into service the first of 10 Allison-equipped Mercedes-Benz [...]

VOLVO SWITCHES ON TO ELECTRIC

Volvo has announced its first commercial use all – electric truck–the Volvo FL Electric aimed at urban distribution and refuse operations among other applications. Volvo says series production and sales of the new model will start in [...]