Author Archives: Iep van der Meer

Mega military order for Broshuis

Mega military order for Broshuis

The US Department of Defense signed a contract for 466 tank transporters from Broshuis B.V. The family-owned company, located in Kampen, The Netherlands, will deliver the 466 Enhanced Heavy Equipment Transporter System (EHET) trailers over the next five years. The trailers are 8-axle PL2 pendulum axle semi low loaders for transporting tanks and other heavy…Continue Reading

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New Transit Custom and Ranger

New Transit Custom and Ranger

On the IAA in Hannover Ford is introducing the new Transit Custom and the new Ranger Pickup. The Transit custom is available with diesel, full electric or PHEV with a petrol engine. The new Ranger is standard equiped with a two liter diesel or a V6 diesel. The Raptor version comes with a V6 petrol…Continue Reading

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DAF XD Electric

DAF XD Electric

Next week DAF is going to launch the DAF XD series and the construction models of the new DAF range in Hannover. That means a lot of news on the DAF stand, but there is even more news to come. We found this picture on the net of a new DAF XD Electric! The truck…Continue Reading

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New DAF Construction series

New DAF Construction series

DAF Trucks is going to present the new XD heavy distribution trucks on the IAA, but there is more news to come! We now have photo’s of the new construction range of DAF. The DAF Construction range has a tough steel bumper, straight front axles and other, typical construction details. New is the XF daycab…Continue Reading

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New Actros on its way

New Actros on its way

Mercedes-Benz is testing a new, or face lift version of the Actros. The cab was introduced in 2018 but since the new European regulation 96/53/EG there is now more space for aerodynamic features. On the pictures we see a new, streamlined front of the truck, new fenders and a long wheelbase. The European regulation 96/53/EG…Continue Reading

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DAF working on fuel cell truck

DAF working on fuel cell truck

At DAF Trucks they are working on the hydrogen combustion engine as it was presented last year during the introduction of the XF, XG and XG+. Now we found photo’s of a hydrogen-electric fuel cell truck that was caught at a hydrogen fuel station in Eindhoven. The DAF CF has large stacks of tanks behind…Continue Reading

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DAF XD on test

DAF XD on test

DAF is testing the new medium duty generation that will be named the DAF XD. Here we see a low roof sleeper cab rigid with a roof spoiler. The new XD shares a lot of cab components with the new DAF XF and rumours say the two steps entry is only possible with the MX11…Continue Reading

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eActros Long Haul espected this year

eActros Long Haul espected this year

Mercedes-Benz is starting the first eActros Long Haul trucks for testing this year. For the important long-haul segment the eActros LongHaul, with a range of around 500 kilometers on one battery charge, is scheduled to be ready for series production in 2024. The first prototypes of the 40-ton truck are already undergoing internal tests and…Continue Reading

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Sysco: 800 eCascadia trucks

Sysco: 800 eCascadia trucks

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) and Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) a leading US foodservice distribution company, have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to deliver up to nearly 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors by 2026. The first eCascadia delivery is expected to arrive at Sysco’s Riverside, California site later this year. Sysco is…Continue Reading

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First photo Ford Custom 2023

First photo Ford Custom 2023

This is the new Ford Custom that is going to be produced next year. The new electric Ford van is good for a range of 380 km. We think there are also going to be diesel versions of the new van. The production takes place in Turkey at Ford Otosan. On the same platform this…Continue Reading

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BIGtruck online magazine

bigtruck magazine Cabinetest 2022

bigtruck magazine 8e editie 2022