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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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New from Oz: twinsteer Mercedes Econic

New from Oz: twinsteer Mercedes Econic

Mercedes-Benz has delivered a couple of Econic wastetrucks to customers in Australia with two steering wheels in the cab. The Australian Mercedes-representative says: ”Dual control allows drivers to control the vehicle from the side of the cab closest to the kerb and enables a better view when picking up bins using the side loader system.”…Continue Reading

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An Isuzu N-Series doing doughnuts?

An Isuzu N-Series doing doughnuts?

Isuzu N-Series trucks are not particularly cool. They are very useful, but all they do is their job and that’s it. Typical examples of N-Series Isuzu’s in practice are waste trucks. In the US, former Tesla-engineer Ian Wright is developing a plug-in-hybrid driveline based on a gasturbine combined with a small electric motor. The entire…Continue Reading

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Autonomous truck from Mercedes

Autonomous truck from Mercedes

Unexpectedly, Mercedes revealed the world’s first autonomous truck last week. The project Future Truck 2025 was established to prove that is technically possible to let trucks find their own way through traffic, without a driver needed. That is, that the driver is no longer the responsible guy for the truck. According to Daimler, the driver…Continue Reading

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