Author Archives: Iep van der Meer

Volvo patent for bunks

Volvo patent for bunks

Volvo Trucks has patented a new construction for the bunks in a truck cab. This patent request is public, so we can get a view of what is probably comming. The drawing shows a European cabover cab, with a bigger size than the existing FH model. Behind the seats there is space before the bunk,…Continue Reading

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Volvo VNL prototype in Germany

Volvo VNL prototype in Germany

What we see here is a prototype of the next Volvo VNL tractor for the USA, but it was spotted in Germany by Dutch truckdriver Steven van Loenen. The truck was parked at a truckstop in the South of Germany. Volvo has no production sites in that region but maybe it is on its way…Continue Reading

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eActros 600 launch!

eActros 600 launch!

Today the full electric Mercedes- Benz eActros was lauched for the international press. The truck has a new design that complies with the new European regulations for safety and aerodynamics. Therefor the truck has a front extension of 8 cm and a 4 meter long wheelbase. The cab is not longer than before. The truck…Continue Reading

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Tatra with new DAF cab

Tatra with new DAF cab

After the introduction of the NGD series of DAF Trucks it was only a matter of time before the other two truckbrands that use DAF components would swich to the new cab. This summer we saw the first Ginaf truck with the new DAF cab, and now the new Tatra is spotted!Continue Reading

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New Volvo VN for USA

New Volvo VN for USA

And there is more Volvo Truck news, from North America this time. This is a camouflaged Volvo VN of the next generation. It looks very slick and streamlined. The green truck is without camouflage, and that looks like the real deal for 2024.Continue Reading

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New aero front for Volvo FH

New aero front for Volvo FH

Various manufacturers are working on the development of larger cabins, following the new EU ruling. This LNG-powered Volvo scoop was recently spotted on a ferry from Germany to Sweden, probably coming back from heat testing somewhere in the south. Noticable is the long front overhang – almost like on a bus. Also, there are no…Continue Reading

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Chinese copy of the Volvo FH

Chinese copy of the Volvo FH

The Russian market is closed for European trucks and that is where the Chinese brands come in. One of the newcommers is the brand Dayun with a copy of the Volvo FH. When you look closely at the pictures you see it is not the original Volvo cab with a different front, but a copy…Continue Reading

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