Scania: 10 ton front axles for XT models

Scania: 10 ton front axles for XT models

During the event Scania Winter the Swedish truckbrand anounched 10 ton front axles for the XT range. This heavy duty front axle is only available with parabolic steel suspension. The biggest air suspended front axle has a capacity of nine tonnes. Other product news is for mining aplications. Scania now offeres trucks with a payload of…Continue Reading

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Pick-up party in Detroit

Pick-up party in Detroit

At the Detroit Auto Show, the American industry showed their new pick-up trucks. First, there’s the new Chevy Silverado, which has received a high, massive front with small, highly positioned lights. Should you prefer, the new Chevy can shut down seven of it’s eight cylinders and it can also be had with a three litre…Continue Reading

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Surus: Zero emission autonomous mobile cargo platform

Surus: Zero emission autonomous mobile cargo platform

General Motors has presented a sollution for the worlds toughest transportation challenges with the help of the flexible autonomous fuel cell platform. The name is the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, or SURUS. The concept has been developed for civilian use, but can also be used for military purposes. GM SURUS is a two-axle platform,…Continue Reading

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Design study for Iveco

Design study for Iveco

What we see here is a design study for a next generation of Iveco, problably made by a student or someone with a design hobby. Iepieleaks got these shots from one of the Iepieleaks fans out there, but has no idea who made these great looking illustrations. We know these are no official Iveco design…Continue Reading

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Kamaz starts new engine assembly

Kamaz starts new engine assembly

Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz will start assembling engines on a new line from March this year in a newly built plant. In the past, Kamaz relied for decades on an ancient and relatively inefficient V8 design. Now, together with German company Liebherr, the Russians developed an inline six twelve litre engine, said to become available…Continue Reading

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Paccar prepares autonomous technology, fuel cell

Paccar prepares autonomous technology, fuel cell

Paccar will be showing two novelties at the CES in Las Vegas. It will show autonomous truck technology on a Peterbilt 579 and  a fuel cell driven Kenworth T680. The projects were initiated following the US governments Super Truck project. From this project, Paccar received a 2,1 million dollar support to develop these new technologies.…Continue Reading

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NextGen Scania’s nearly ready for Down Under

NextGen Scania’s nearly ready for Down Under

Scania is preparing the introduction of it’s NextGen trucks for the Australian market. As we all know, due to weather circumstances, Australia is the most demanding continent on the planet when it comes to operating trucks. The Swedes are testing a B-Double rig featuring a non EGR V8 engine. This should not be a problem,…Continue Reading

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Frankenstein on wheels: It’s the Thor ET-One!

Frankenstein on wheels: It’s the Thor ET-One!

A Californian startup has developed a prototype Class 8 electric truck, called the Thor ET-One. The objection is to make this truck even cooler than others, like the Nikola One and the Tesla Semi, or even the electric truck from Cummins.. The Thor ET-One is built on a Navistar chassis which was put on Dana…Continue Reading

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Volvo improves electric power supplies in FM and FH

Volvo improves electric power supplies in FM and FH

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new battery system for Volvo FH and Volvo FM, which provides sufficient power for all in-cab functions while also reducing the risk of standstill due to discharged batteries. “Drivers can enjoy improved comfort and living conditions, knowing that they have enough power for their needs, with minimal risk of draining…Continue Reading

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