Author Archives: Tim de Jong

Hydrogen and diesel truck lock horns

Hydrogen and diesel truck lock horns

In order to promote the virtues of a hydrogen driveline, Toyota has organised a sprint between two 35.000 lbs (around 16 tons) trucks. One fitted with a traditional diesel engine, the other is Toyota’s prototype hydrogen Class 8 truck. The hydrogen truck releases it’s power to two electric motors of which we all know that…Continue Reading

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Ewals Cargo Care tries double trailer combination

Ewals Cargo Care tries double trailer combination

Dutch logistics company Ewals Cargo Care is known for ot’s many multifunctional trailers. Their trailers are all mega’s with the highest available inner loadspace. Yet their trailers are also suitable for railtransport. Recently, Ewals showed a combination consisting of two mega’s. This combination measures 32 metres. If it’s up to Ewals, this combination should be…Continue Reading

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Volvo tests autonomous refuse trucks

Volvo tests autonomous refuse trucks

Together with Swedish waste management company Renova, Volvo Trucks is currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a better working environment for drivers. The automated systems being tested are in principle the same as those fitted to the autonomous Volvo truck operating in the Kristineberg…Continue Reading

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This is how you move 28 metre tanks

This is how you move 28 metre tanks

In the first issue of BIGtruck Online Magazine, we present a unique transport of 28 metre high tanks, which are produced somewhere in Holland. At Mammoet, they know how to handle such equipment. A Scheuerle platform was brought onto the scene, as well as a lot of knowledge and some big Mercedes trucks. Check out all…Continue Reading

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Electric refuse trucks from Paccar and BYD

Electric refuse trucks from Paccar and BYD

Electric traction gains the interest of the global trucking industry. Right now, Peterbilt introduces an electric version of it’s Model 520 refuse truck. Tis is a widely used truck in the US, to be specified with either a Paccar or a Cummins diesel engine, a Cummins Natural Gas engine and now also with a battery…Continue Reading

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Spectacular Volvo FH 16.750 in BIGtruck Online Magazine

Spectacular Volvo FH 16.750 in BIGtruck Online Magazine

The first edition of BIGtruck Online Magazine International contains a story of how Dutch driver Harry van Dalen turned a new Volvo FH16.750 into something very special. Harry loves his job and he loves music. He made it all come together in a very unique kind of way.  Check out his story right here.Continue Reading

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First drive: Iveco Stralis with Traxon transmission

First drive: Iveco Stralis with Traxon transmission

In our first BIGtruck International Online Magazine we take the latest Iveco Stralis out for a loaded trip with our testtrailer. After eighteen years of production, transmission manufacturer ZF is going to replace the  AS-Tronic box with the Traxon, of which we saw first prototypes already back in 2012. By now, Iveco, MAN and since…Continue Reading

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Europol catches gang of cargo thieves

Europol catches gang of cargo thieves

Romanian and French authorities, supported by Europol, have dismantled an international criminal network composed of 28 Romanian nationals suspected of having stolen goods worth over EUR 4 million from delivery trucks. In the early hours of 4 April 2017, six members of the group were arrested while operating in France. On 5 April 2017, following two…Continue Reading

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Dutch inspection and Scania discover sophisticated tacho fraud

Dutch inspection and Scania discover sophisticated tacho fraud

Recently, the Dutch road transport inspection halted twelve trucks from Latvia for a routine inspection. The Dutch didn’t trust what they saw, and asked for help from a Scania workshop nearby, west of Amsterdam. The twelve trucks were taken off the road. After a lengthy investigation, the mechanics and inspectors found a small box behind…Continue Reading

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Volvo reveals VNR in US

Volvo reveals VNR in US

Volvo has introduced a new truckseries for regional haulage in the US.  Based on the European FM-cab, Volvo created a ew bonnet and mounted the 11 litre engine underneath, which is popular in Europe as well. Cool fenders and futuristic headlights complete the package. ”It’s a worktruck”, Volvo says on it’s website. For European drivers,…Continue Reading

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