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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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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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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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‘Chanje’ shakes up van industry

‘Chanje’ shakes up van industry

A new startup named ‘Chanje’, which you pronounce like ‘change’ has well funded plans to shake up the existing van industry. As we all know, we do not yet see many alternative drivelines in vans, but this will change soon. We’ve heard that the e-Crafter of the new Volkswagen van will be with us possibly…Continue Reading

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Volkswagen: bigger share of Navistar

Volkswagen: bigger share of Navistar

Volkswagen has bought a significant number of shares of Navistar last month, US sources say. The German automaker, keen to create a globally operating truck manufacturing division, teamed up with Navistar in September last year. Now, VW increases it’s share to 17% of the Navistar total. The truck division of Volkswagen consists of MAN, Scania,…Continue Reading

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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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