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New Volvo VNL with standard driver assist system

New Volvo VNL with standard driver assist system

Volvo Trucks of North America has introduced the new VNL tractor. This is the first major overhaul of the Volvo flagship class 8 tractor that was first introduces in 1996. “The new Volvo VNL builds on our long-standing commitment to deliver the safest, most comfortable and most efficient long-haul truck on the market,” said Göran Nyberg,…Continue Reading

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Fiat Chrysler: Recall for 1,2 milion Ram Pickup trucks

Fiat Chrysler: Recall for 1,2 milion Ram Pickup trucks

Fiat Chrysler has announced a recall for 1,2 milion Ram pickup trucks. The problem has to do with faulty software that can disable airbags and seatbelt tension devices. The problems are found in Ram pickup trucks up to three years old. 1,02 milion involved trucks were sold in the USA, the rest was sold on…Continue Reading

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Tesla teases with all electric truck

Tesla teases with all electric truck

Tesla has annouced the unveiling of a full electric heavy truck, the ‘Tesla Semi’ in september of this year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk released the first teaser image of the truck, showing not much more than some lights and a slick cab-over engine design. Now we are so lucky to have found another artist impression of…Continue Reading

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FREIGHTLINER ARGOSY GETS CUMMINS X15

FREIGHTLINER ARGOSY GETS CUMMINS X15

The new Cummins X15 engine is now available with the Freightliner Argosy in addition to the Detroit DD15. This X15 is available in power ratings from 485hp to 600hp, with up to 2050lb-ft of torque. The Cummins X15 features the Advanced Dynamic Efficient Powertrain Technology (ADEPT) – a suite of advanced electronic features capable of…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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International RH Series

International RH Series

International Trucks launched the new RH Series, a new Class 8 regional-haul tractor at the 2017 ExpoCam truck show. The RH Series trucks are equipped with the International A26 12.4L engine. A very familiar engine that we know as the MAN D26 engine. International is now partly in the hands of the Volkswagen Group and…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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Chevrolet COE Class-6 truck

Chevrolet COE Class-6 truck

Chevrolet is expanding the Cab Over Engine truck range with a new Class-6 model. The new truck is named 6500XD and espected to arrive by the end of 2017. Standard equipment includes a 5.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel that delivers 520 lbs.-ft. of torque, an Allison 2500 Series 6-speed automatic transmission (with PTO), Dana axles and a…Continue Reading

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Elon Musk anounces Tesla semi-truck

Elon Musk anounces Tesla semi-truck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has anounced the reveal of the Tesla Electric Semi- truck for september 2017. He also teased that it will be “seriously next level” and briefly discussed the upcoming Tesla pickup truck and next-gen Roadster… Musk congratulated the Tesla Semi team for doing “an amazing job”. Musk put Tesla’s Vice President of Vehicle…Continue Reading

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