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HYUNDAI LAUNCHES HYDROGEN ATTACK ON SWITZERLAND

Hyundai has announced at the IAA Show in Hanover that it will build 1,000 commercial fuel cell electric trucks to be operated in Switzerland beginning next year. Hyundai says it will work with H2 Energy,  a Swiss [...]

DAIMLER MAKES BIG INVESTMENT IN ELECTRIC BUS MAKER PROTERRA

Daimler has announced that it is leading a $AUD212 million ($US 155-million) investment in Californian based electric bus makerProterra. Daimler is working with San Francisco investment firm Tao Capital Partners which is the other lead investor  in the  [...]

TRADE WAR WOULD HAVE NO WINNERS SAYS DAIMLER GLOBAL TRUCK BOSS

Daimler Truck and Bus, global chief Martin Daum has told media at this week’s IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover this week that the prospect of a global trade war is worrying and will have no [...]

THE STORY BEHIND THE FORD F-MAX

Ford’s new 4×2 heavy-duty prime mover took many by surprise when it was launched at the Hannover IAA Truck Show. Ford has kept many of the details of the truck secret and few were aware of [...]

FORD F-MAX SPRINGS A SURPRISE BY WINNING INTERNATIONAL TRUCK OF THE YEAR

In a decision that has shocked observers and rocked the European truck makers the International Truck of the Year has been awarded to a vehicle manufactured outside Europe. The Ford F-Max built in Turkey was named [...]

NTI CALLS FOR NATIONAL APPROACH TO TACKLING DRIVER SHORTAGE

Australia’s leading truck insurer, National Transport Insurance (NTI) has entered  the national discussion about the dire shortage of truck drivers by calling for a national approach to address the challenge. NTI has congratulated NatRoad on its [...]

HINO GOES FOR STABILITY ACROSS THE BOARD

Hino has announced and confirmed that ahead of the November launch of its new 500 Series Standard Cab, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) will be fitted as standard equipment to support what the company claims will be [...]

MEET VERA – VOLVO’S VERY INDEPENDENT, FAITHFUL LADY OF THE ROAD

It looks a little like a cross between a giant automated vacuum cleaner and an aircraft tug and it is called Vera. Why it is called Vera? Well Volvo tells us  there name Vera means ‘Faith’ [...]

BENZ UNVEILS ITS VISION FOR AN AUTONOMOUS VAN

Mercedes-Benz Vans has unveiled a revolutionary mobility concept in Denmark overnight which the company says goes way beyond existing ideas on autonomous vehicles. The Mercedes BenzVisionURBANETIC  it claims eliminates the separation between people moving and goods [...]

PENSKE ADDS NEW PARTS AND SERVICE DEALER IN NSW ILLAWARRA

Penske Commercial Vehicles  has announced it has appointed a new parts and service  dealer in  the NSW Illawarra region with Dwyers Truck Centre coming on board in Wollongong and Nowra for the full range of Penske [...]