International News

TRUCK DELIVERIES DROP AS MAJOR BACK LOG BITES IN USA

Heavy-duty truck deliveries in the USA have fallen by a dramatic 64 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 following record sales during the same period in 2018. The major issue affecting the US market according [...]

NIKOLA GEARS UP IN ARIZONA

Nikola Motor Co. has concluded  a $AUD 34-million ($US23million) deal to purchase a 157-hectare site in central southern Arizona for a hydrogen-electric truck manufacturing plant. The 93000-square-metre plant will be built in a planned industrial park [...]

TOLL INTRODUCES ELECTRIC TRUCKS TO ITS JAPAN FLEET

Toll, the Australian logistics and transport giant. which is now a subsidiary of Japan Post has announced  it has added the first two electric vehicles to be operated by Toll Express Japan. The light-duty all-electric trucks [...]

ZF MAKES $10 BILLION PLAY FOR WABCO

German transmission  and automotive technology giant, ZF has announced it is buying US brake technology specialist Wabco, for a reported $AUD10 (US$7 billion). ZF says the purchase will be a meeting between two companies which are [...]

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 [...]