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More details about Mercedes Electric truck

More details about Mercedes Electric truck

With a permissible gross weight of 26.0 t the Mercedes-Benz Electric Truck produces zero local emissions and runs silently, yet it is equal to a truck with an internal combustion engine in terms of load and performance, Mercedes says. The features of the Mercedes-Benz Electric Truck include its drive with electrically powered rear axle and…Continue Reading

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Volvo unveils new LNG engines

Volvo unveils new LNG engines

When Volvo decided it would compete in the new class of LNG trucks, which is being dominated by Iveco and Scania, they wanted engines which deliver the same performance as their diesel siblings. It seems that Volvo has succeeded. Volvo unveils  a thirteen litre LNG engine which is based on the current diesel block and…Continue Reading

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Mack reveals ‘Anthem’

Mack reveals ‘Anthem’

Mack Trucks has unveiled a new long distance tractor for their US homemarket called Anthem. According to Mack the new Anthem is ‘designed for drivers’. The new Anthem can be ordered with various engine and transmission options. Available are 11 and 13 litre engines, the most powerful of them, a thirteen litre, being equiped with…Continue Reading

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Girteka buys 2,000 Volvo’s

Girteka buys 2,000 Volvo’s

Girteka Logistics, one of Europe’s largest road transport companies, has ordered 2,000 new Volvo FH trucks to grow and renew its fleet. Roger Alm, Volvo Trucks SVP Europe presented the symbolic key to the new Volvo vehicles to Girteka Logistics, Chairman Mindaugas Raila in Gothenburg. Girteka Logistics, one of the biggest European transport companies, has…Continue Reading

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DAF delivers 500th truck in Jordan

DAF delivers 500th truck in Jordan

DAF has delivered its 500th truck to Jordan. This is, according to DAF, much more than just a milestone as the Eindhoven-based truck manufacturer, considering its very recent entry into the Jordanian market in 2014. The delivery of a DAF CF85 4×2 Euro3 tractor is indicative of the strong position of DAF Trucks in Jordan,…Continue Reading

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Cummins surprises with an electric truck

Cummins surprises with an electric truck

Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins has launched it’s very own electric truck. We already noticed that Cummins doesn’t sit back and wait until diesel engines have become obsolete. On the contrary, we knew that Cummins was already developing an electric driveline. With the AEOS, this had become reality. It is a 34,5 tonne truck (Class7) with…Continue Reading

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New, smaller engine for DAF LF

New, smaller engine for DAF LF

DAF introduces a significant number of innovations to the LF, which will, according to DAF, reinforce the truck’s industry position in the 7.5 to 19-tonne class. The innovations include a new 3.8 litre engine and the possibility to select faster drive lines for maximum fuel efficiency. At the same time, the design of the exterior…Continue Reading

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Paccar develops new transmission with Eaton

Paccar develops new transmission with Eaton

Paccar has developed it’s own transmission for use in trucks of Kenworth and Peterbilt. Paccar did not entirely build it’s own transmission, they left this to Eaton. Together with this company, Paccar developed an automated transmission from the ground up, which should be the lightest in it’s class and which is meant to be the…Continue Reading

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