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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 12×4 with Erkin 375 T/m crane

Volvo 12×4 with Erkin 375 T/m crane

This Volvo 12×4 chassis was specialy rebuilt by Terberg Specials to be able to carry the spectacular Erkin ‘World of Power’ 375 T/m crane. This huge monster has a maximum height of 64 metres and a reach of max 58 metres. The Turkish Erkin crane is probably the biggest truck mounted cranes in the world.…Continue Reading

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Toyota develops fuel cell driveline for trucks

Toyota develops fuel cell driveline for trucks

As sales of their fuel cell passenger car fall short, Toyota is looking for other ways to justify it’s considerable investments in fuelcell technology.  Therefore, the company introduces a class 8 truck concept which enjoys two fuel cell systems derived  from passenger car Toyota Mirai. The truck generates 670 hp and can handle gross vehicle…Continue Reading

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Hybrid driveline for Volvo concepttruck

Hybrid driveline for Volvo concepttruck

Volvo Trucks first unveiled the Volvo Concept Truck in May 2016, and it says it has now developed and enhanced the vehicle even further. In addition to the improvements in aerodynamics, rolling resistance and reduced weight, the new version also features a hybrid powertrain – one of the first of its kind for heavy-duty trucks…Continue Reading

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And even more new Scania P-models on the road!

And even more new Scania P-models on the road!

Now here are two more photo’s of the future Scania P- series with the sleeper cab with standard roof hight. These look ready and have no camouflage on them anymore. The photo’s were sent in by Jonas Alfons who sent them in to Iepieleaks.nl. The espectation is that the launch is comming soon, and maybe even…Continue Reading

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MAN tests e-truck in Vienna

MAN tests e-truck in Vienna

MAN starts a test programme with it’s recently introduced e-truck which was unveiled at the IAA in Hanover late last year. MAN has selected a number of customers who need to unload goods in Vienna to participate on this trial. As from the year 2021, MAN intends to produce this electric truck in larger numbers.…Continue Reading

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European trial with autonomous trucks

European trial with autonomous trucks

The Netherlands, Sweden, germany, Spain, Austria and 21 other European countries intend to jointly set up a trial with autonomous vehicles. This was agreed on during a meeting on connected and autonomous vehicles with the Dutch Ministry of Traffic and Environment recently in Amsterdam. In urban areas and in thinly populated areas countries intend to…Continue Reading

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LNG trucks at Vos Logistics: Hot Wheels

LNG trucks at Vos Logistics: Hot Wheels

In the ambition to further reduce CO2 emission, Vos Logistics introduced LNG trucks, (trucks operating on Liquefied Natural Gas)  in the international mega trailer network  back in 2015. For this purpose, truck manufacturer Iveco developed five LNG low deck prototypes equipped with double fuel tanks allowing for a range of up to 1,000 kilometers. These trucks…Continue Reading

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Britain extends trial with longer semi trailers

Britain extends trial with longer semi trailers

In the past five years, the British have been testing some 1800 trailers which are significantly longer than usual semi trailers. Brtain is happy with the results, hence why these trailers will be allowed in the roads for five more years. Also, a thousand permits will be issued for companies who intend to use these…Continue Reading

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Renault tests 3D printed diesel engines

Renault tests 3D printed diesel engines

Truck manufacturer Renault tests a 3D printed version of the well known DTI 5 diesel engine, which is being used in the light versions of the D-Series Renault trucks. According to several sources, 3Dprinted engines are lighter and theytherefore use less fuel. Metal 3D printing is being tested by many companies, the Renault case is…Continue Reading

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