Author Archives: Iep van der Meer

Scania T143 restored

Scania T143 restored

This is the completely restored Scania T143 Streamline of Beekman Transport in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. The truck was original a 6×2 tractor but later it became a rigid. A few years ago Beekman Transport bought the truck and they built it back to the original wheelbase and gave it a complete overhaul. The result is…Continue Reading

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Daimler/TNO working on autonomous truck

Daimler/TNO working on autonomous truck

Torc Robotics, a subsidiary of Daimler Truck and co-leader in autonomous driving applications, is working with Dutch organisation TNO on an advanced way to test and validate the safety of autonomous vehicles. Using TNO StreetWise, Automated Driving Functions (ADFs) are being extensively tested in the US based on a large number of realistic traffic situations.…Continue Reading

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Volvo Efficiency Concept truck

Volvo Efficiency Concept truck

Everybody is looking for the last drop of fuel, and one important aspect is aerodynamics. In Brazil Volvo is testing this Efficiency Concept Truck with a rounder front and extended spoiler flaps behind the cab. Also the wheels are streamlined on this Volvo. This round front design could maybe also be what Volvo needs for…Continue Reading

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New Actros on its way!

New Actros on its way!

Since the introduction of the new generation of DAF all truck brands try to figure out a way to comply to the new length regulations. Therefore the front must be changed for beter aerodynamics. We found this photo that shows an Actros with a new, rounder front. The cab does not seem to be any…Continue Reading

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Renault Trucks E-Tech

Renault Trucks E-Tech

This is the new Renault Trucks E-Tech design. With the E-Tech the French truckbrand gives a special design for the heavy range electric trucks. With a special grille, a vertical stripe on the side fenders and blue colour accents in the wheels the electric trucks have their own identity. New is also the brand logo…Continue Reading

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First Hyzon trucks in livery

First Hyzon trucks in livery

Dutch transport companies Jan Bakker and Millenaar & Van Schaik have the first Hyzon trucks in their fleet, altough they are not running yet. The trucks were presented near Zwolle for the press, and they were in costumer livery. All three trucks are 6×2 tractors with a rear steering axle. The extra long DAF chassis…Continue Reading

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Volvo E-axle

Volvo E-axle

Volvo Trucks used the I-Shift transmission for the first generation of electric trucks. The I-Shift gearbox was fitted with one, two or three engines, depending on the requested power. The news is that Volvo now presents the e-axle, a more compact system with the engines and the gearbox in a smaller housing directly mounted on…Continue Reading

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Volvo starts battery production in Gent

Volvo starts battery production in Gent

In 2025, Volvo Group’s truck plant in Ghent, Belgium will start to produce battery modules. To date, partners supply both cells and modules to the Group. The investment decision to install battery module manufacturing capacity in Ghent is another important step for the Volvo Group to shape its future value chain for battery systems. The…Continue Reading

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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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