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Driverless transport starting this year in Sweden

Driverless transport starting this year in Sweden

The Swedish Einride company wants to start testing the robotised truck named T-Pod later this year on public roads in Sweden. After next summer the first trucks will be on the road between Helsingborg and Gothenborg, transporting goods for Lidl. The distance of 200 km should be just enough for the batery capacity of the…Continue Reading

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Frankenstein on wheels: It’s the Thor ET-One!

Frankenstein on wheels: It’s the Thor ET-One!

A Californian startup has developed a prototype Class 8 electric truck, called the Thor ET-One. The objection is to make this truck even cooler than others, like the Nikola One and the Tesla Semi, or even the electric truck from Cummins.. The Thor ET-One is built on a Navistar chassis which was put on Dana…Continue Reading

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Hydrogen and diesel truck lock horns

Hydrogen and diesel truck lock horns

In order to promote the virtues of a hydrogen driveline, Toyota has organised a sprint between two 35.000 lbs (around 16 tons) trucks. One fitted with a traditional diesel engine, the other is Toyota’s prototype hydrogen Class 8 truck. The hydrogen truck releases it’s power to two electric motors of which we all know that…Continue Reading

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This is how you move 28 metre tanks

This is how you move 28 metre tanks

In the first issue of BIGtruck Online Magazine, we present a unique transport of 28 metre high tanks, which are produced somewhere in Holland. At Mammoet, they know how to handle such equipment. A Scheuerle platform was brought onto the scene, as well as a lot of knowledge and some big Mercedes trucks. Check out all…Continue Reading

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Spectacular Volvo FH 16.750 in BIGtruck Online Magazine

Spectacular Volvo FH 16.750 in BIGtruck Online Magazine

The first edition of BIGtruck Online Magazine International contains a story of how Dutch driver Harry van Dalen turned a new Volvo FH16.750 into something very special. Harry loves his job and he loves music. He made it all come together in a very unique kind of way.  Check out his story right here.Continue Reading

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Europol catches gang of cargo thieves

Europol catches gang of cargo thieves

Romanian and French authorities, supported by Europol, have dismantled an international criminal network composed of 28 Romanian nationals suspected of having stolen goods worth over EUR 4 million from delivery trucks. In the early hours of 4 April 2017, six members of the group were arrested while operating in France. On 5 April 2017, following two…Continue Reading

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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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Truck industry wants to punish AdBlue manipulation

Truck industry wants to punish AdBlue manipulation

European truck manufacturers have invested heavily in complex exhaust control technology that is delivering extremely clean heavy-duty vehicles which meet the stringent Euro VI emission standards. “The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) strongly condemns the advertising, sale and use of any aftermarket device that can be used by truck operators to turn off emission control…Continue Reading

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Iveco Z-truck shows the future

Iveco Z-truck shows the future

And the future is: Bio-LNG. At the Hanover IAA Show, Iveco revealed this concepttruck featuring all kinds of new technologies. ‘Z’ of course stand for Zero, meaning that this concept emits zero CO2. Zero CO2 emissions through optimized Liquefied Natural Gas technology and the use of Bio-methane. The concept is based on a heavy truck…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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