European trial with autonomous trucks

European trial with autonomous trucks

The Netherlands, Sweden, germany, Spain, Austria and 21 other European countries intend to jointly set up a trial with autonomous vehicles. This was agreed on during a meeting on connected and autonomous vehicles with the Dutch Ministry of Traffic and Environment recently in Amsterdam. In urban areas and in thinly populated areas countries intend to…Continue Reading

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Daimler starts limited production of Urban eTruck

Daimler starts limited production of Urban eTruck

Mercedes-Benz is producing a small series of the all- electric Urban eTruck this year. The trucks are being build for different customers in Europe. The 25 ton truck has a payload of 12,8 ton and a range up to 200 km, wich would be good for distribution. Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks: “Following the…Continue Reading

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LNG trucks at Vos Logistics: Hot Wheels

LNG trucks at Vos Logistics: Hot Wheels

In the ambition to further reduce CO2 emission, Vos Logistics introduced LNG trucks, (trucks operating on Liquefied Natural Gas)  in the international mega trailer network  back in 2015. For this purpose, truck manufacturer Iveco developed five LNG low deck prototypes equipped with double fuel tanks allowing for a range of up to 1,000 kilometers. These trucks…Continue Reading

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Britain extends trial with longer semi trailers

Britain extends trial with longer semi trailers

In the past five years, the British have been testing some 1800 trailers which are significantly longer than usual semi trailers. Brtain is happy with the results, hence why these trailers will be allowed in the roads for five more years. Also, a thousand permits will be issued for companies who intend to use these…Continue Reading

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Semi-low loader with Eco-Ramp

Semi-low loader with Eco-Ramp

Broshuis from Holland has designed an Eco-Ramp for semi-low loaders. This 3-axle trailer with Eco ramp is ordered by Belgium customer Lauryssen. The trailer will be transporting all sorts of equipment for agriculture transport. The Eco ramp in combination with separate aluminium ramps ensures a small loading angle which makes it possible to easily load…Continue Reading

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Short DAF CF SpaceCab

Short DAF CF SpaceCab

Now here is something special. It is a DAF CF daycab with a shortened SpaceCab roof. The truck is fitted with a 3 deck Berdex livestock box for the company Hesselmans from Haghorst (NL). The truckbox is equipped with 3 decks with an innerheight of 90 cm for the 1st and 2nd deck and of 105…Continue Reading

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Volvo discontinues D16 engine  in US

Volvo discontinues D16 engine in US

Several American media reveal that Volvo immediately discontinues  availability of it’s D16 engine for both Volvo and Mack trucks. Volvo says demand for trucks with a large engine has decreased, most of it’s customers prefer the smaller 13 litre engine. Volvo also has en eleven litre engine available for long distance Volvo trucks. Customers can…Continue Reading

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