Truck & Bus News Releases

  • Scania is continuing to invest in Sweden

    A new priming painting shop is now being put into service at Scania’s cab manufacturing facility in Oskarshamn, Sweden. With the new paint shop, the technical capacity in Scania’s European production structure will increase from 60,000 to 80,000 truck cabs annually. About SEK 400 million has been invested in a…

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  • DSM: TYCAN® chains with Dyneema® replace steel chains for lashing cargo

    Industrial chains for handling heavy loads are being produced for the first time from DSM’s ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®. DSM Dyneema has formed a strategic partnership with Load Solutions AS in Bergen, Norway, for development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of link chains made with Dyneema® fiber.…

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  • Volvo completes the acquisition of 45% of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles

    AB Volvo has completed the acquisition of 45% of the Chinese automotive manufacturer, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles Co., Ltd. The purchase consideration amounted to RMB 5.5 billion. As announced earlier, AB Volvo signed an agreement in January 2013 with the Chinese automotive manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor Group Company Limited (DFG), to acquire…

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  • Garmin® announces dēzlTM 570 and 770, its most advanced truck navigators yet

    New Devices Boast 5 and 7-Inch Glass Displays in Rugged Housing, Advanced Truck and Navigation Features only Available from Garmin Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced its most advanced truck navigators yet, the dēzl 570 and dēzl 770. The two new navigators feature large…

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  • Daimler Trucks sells nearly 500,000 trucks in 2014

    Daimler Trucks will nearly sell 500,000 trucks in 2014. Despite partly difficult market conditions, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles succeeded in increasing deliveries to 445,300 units in the first eleven months of 2014, an increase by three percent over the same period last year. Based on first December…

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  • Tata Motors launches Prima – the World Truck, in Nepal

    Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile manufacturer, today launched four new next-generation PRIMA heavy commercial vehicles, for the very first time in Nepal, with partner Sipradi Trading Private Limited. Setting new benchmarks in styling and features, the next-generation Tata PRIMA is a combination of power, world-class performance, fuel efficiency, superior technology…

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  • Connectivity creates sustainable results: Scania reaches 100,000 connected trucks

    In December Scania supplied its 100,000th truck with activated connectivity, which means that the owner as well as Scania’s workshops receive regular updates on the trucks’ performance. This feature is included as standard in many European markets and in a number of major markets in Asia and Africa. The 100,000th…

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  • Automotive Megatrends Magazine Q4 2014 – The Freight Efficiency Issue

    Automotive World has published the latest issue of Automotive Megatrends Magazine - Q4 2014 - The Freight Efficiency Issue

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  • DHL and partner Ninatrans introduce the first LNG-Truck and the first two Teardrop Trailers in Belgium

    Deutsche Post DHL further expands its fleet of about 11,500 vehicles with alternative drive systems and aerodynamic modifications. DHL introduces two so-called Teardrop trailers as well as one LNG-Truck for the first time in Belgium. The vehicles will be operated by DHL partner Ninatrans. The aerodynamic form of the teardrop-shaped…

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  • DAF strengthens transport efficiency leadership

    At the start of 2015, DAF will introduce a large number of innovations that will significantly contribute to optimised transport efficiency. Enhancements to the already efficient PACCAR MX engines combined with innovative technologies such as Predictive Cruise Control, Predictive Shifting and Eco Mode add up to fuel saving opportunities of…

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  • Production milestone at Daimler Trucks in India: 20,000 trucks produced

    20,000th truck rolls off assembly line only two and a half years after start of production Erich Nesselhauf, CEO and Managing Director of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV): “By crossing the production mark of 20,000 trucks, we achieved the next milestone of our DICV success story.” Production milestone at Daimler…

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  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index Surged 3.5% in November

    American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.5% in November, following an increase of 0.5% during the previous month.  In November, the index equaled 136.8 (2000=100), which was the highest level on record. Compared with November 2013, the SA index increased 4.4%, down slightly from October’s…

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  • Volvo’s Electric Hybrid in commercial service in Hamburg, Germany

    Volvo’s new Electric Hybrid bus is for the first time placed in scheduled service. The bus will run on the Innovation Route 109 in Hamburg, Germany. The new Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid commenced scheduled operation in Hamburg on December 18. The starting shot for the innovative bus system coincided with…

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