Renault tests 3D printed diesel engines

Renault tests 3D printed diesel engines

Truck manufacturer Renault tests a 3D printed version of the well known DTI 5 diesel engine, which is being used in the light versions of the D-Series Renault trucks. According to several sources, 3Dprinted engines are lighter and theytherefore use less fuel. Metal 3D printing is being tested by many companies, the Renault case is…Continue Reading

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5000 th DAF produced in Taiwan

5000 th DAF produced in Taiwan

DAF Trucks is growing in Taiwan. In ten years time the assembly plant in Dadu in West Taiwan produced 5000 DAF trucks. DAF has a market share of almost 30% in the heavy segment. Components are shipped from Eindhoven and Leyland to Paccar’s partner Formosa Plastics Group. Every day there are four trucks produced. In Taiwan…Continue Reading

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Smart DAF tractor with HydroAxle+

Smart DAF tractor with HydroAxle+

The Dutch company Leenaerts Born added a DAF XF to the fleet with a hydraulic driven front axle. The tractor is pulling tipper trailers so offroad capability is important. With the hydraulic driven front axle, build by Ginaf the DAF has traction when that is needed. The midlift axle is just enough to comply with…Continue Reading

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Ford turns to electrified vehicels

Ford turns to electrified vehicels

Ford has unveiled details of seven of the 13 new global electrified vehicles it plans to introduce in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and Mustang in the U.S., a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in Europe and a fully electric SUV with an expected range of at least 300…Continue Reading

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Krone: Trailer price has to go up

Krone: Trailer price has to go up

German trailer producer Krone just sent a press release that anounches higher prices for trailers in 2017: Commercial vehicle industry under economic pressure Due to massive increases in raw material and energy prices, moderate price adjustments are unavoidable.  Werlte, December 2016 – Due to the current conditions on the international raw material and energy market…Continue Reading

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Celibrating old and new

Celibrating old and new

I could not find a better photo to illustrate the end of 2016 and the start of 2017. This beautifull restored Scania 80 of Van der Wal Transport in Heerenveen is parked next to the latest truck in the fleet, a Scania R450 Highline. This International Truck of the Year was the biggest news in…Continue Reading

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Scania S450 in Koeltrans livery

Scania S450 in Koeltrans livery

Koeltrans Angeren is a Dutch transport company that runs more than 40 trucks, hauling fresh food, flowers and plants. This company is one of the first that has the new generation of Scania on the road in company livery. This S450 is driven by Marius Den Hartigh. The proud driver is very happy with his…Continue Reading

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Mercedes studies new Actros versions for China and Brazil

Mercedes studies new Actros versions for China and Brazil

Mercedes-Benz has a fine cooperation with Foton in China, but it has announced that it intends to sell it’s own Actros truck as well. Also, Mercedes is looking to replace the Actros they sell in Brazil, with a version of the present Actros we all  know in Europe. The Mercedes shown in this picture was…Continue Reading

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