Truck & Bus News Releases

  • BT calls Ford for 1,000 new vans

    A further 1,000 new Ford commercial vehicles have joined BT over the first three months of this year. More than 500 new Ford Transit Custom and 200 Ford Transit vans are among the order, with the balance made up of Ford Fiesta vans. Some will replace existing customer service engineer…

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  • Scania and Swedfund invest in Indian biogas

    Scania and the development financier of the Swedish state Swedfund are establishing a partnership to develop the production of biogas as an automotive fuel in the Indian city of Nagpur, which is located in the state of Maharashtra and has 2.5 million inhabitants. The biogas will be produced from digested…

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  • Marc Llistosella become President & CEO of MFTBC and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia

    As already announced in December 2015, there was a change of management as of April 1. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) announced important personnel changes in their Board of Management. Dr. Albert Kirchmann (58), formerly President & CEO of MFTBC, Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, has become Chairman…

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  • Scania starts city bus production in India

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, Scania will inaugurate its city bus production in Narasapura in the Indian state of Karnataka in the presence of the Swedish and Indian transport ministers. Scania has so far invested about SEK 400 million (EUR 40 m.) in Narasapura, where the company has also been assembling trucks since…

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  • Daimler presents highly efficient trucks at America’s biggest commercial vehicle show

    At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler presents the new Western Star 5700 XE featuring sophisticated aerodynamics and a highly efficient new powertrain Western Star 5700 XE to be produced in Cleveland, North Carolina, beginning in May 2015 SuperTruck study demonstrates Daimler Trucks’ technological leadership with significantly improved efficiency of future…

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  • Setra ComfortClass 500 – sporty and economical

    Belgian tour operator Voyages Léonard to use 12 new S 517 HD coaches on long-distance routes New customer Graf’s Reisen sending four S 516 HD coaches on European trips Footballers of SC Freiburg are now travelling in a S 517 HD coach At Setra’s customer centre in Neu-Ulm, Belgian tour…

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  • Get ready for the Mercedes-Benz among pickups: Mercedes-Benz Vans to launch midsize pickup

    Expansion of product range for sustained global growth Market for midsize pickups primed for first model from a premium manufacturer Mercedes-Benz to enter the high-volume midsize segment before end of decade Main markets: Latin America, South Africa, Australia, and Europe Before the end of the decade, Mercedes-Benz will expand its…

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  • DAF and TNO demonstrate ‘EcoTwin’

    During “Automotive Week”, DAF and TNO demonstrated the “EcoTwin” project in front of the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Schultz van Haegen and her Belgian colleague Galant. This demonstration on the N270 near Helmond showed two truck combinations – wirelessly linked via WiFi – driving a short distance…

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  • International Truck introduces enhancements to International ProStar ES

    New Powertrain Improvements, Lightweight Specs Added to Industry’s Best Fuel Efficiency Package At the Mid-America Trucking Show this week, International® Truck announced new enhancements to its industry-leading fuel efficiency package —the International® ProStar® ES. First introduced in December 2014, the ProStar ES, short for efficiency specification, features industry-leading aerodynamics, the…

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  • International Truck first-to-market with industry’s most advanced safety system, Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™

    International® Truck Announces Launch Partnership with Bendix to Offer Wingman® Fusion™ on Select International On-Highway Tractors At this week’s Mid-America Trucking Show, International Truck announced that its International® ProStar® is available with Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™, an integration of advanced safety technologies, offering exclusive new capabilities and unparalleled performance to North…

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  • Cummins demonstrates customer-led innovation for truck market with coast to coast tour

    Cummins To Showcase Current And Future Technologies With 2015 Redefining Tour Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today its plans for a mobile showcase of products and technologies available for customers in the North American truck market. The Cummins Redefining Tour will feature a fleet of Cummins ISX15-powered heavy-duty trucks, and…

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  • Peterbilt launches medium-duty CNG vehicle platform

    Peterbilt Motors Company introduced two new medium-duty vehicles powered by compressed natural gas during the Mid-America Trucking Show: the Model 337 and the Model 348. Both vehicles are now in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors. “Peterbilt is the established market leader in natural-gas powered Class 8…

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  • International Truck bolsters commitment to customer uptime through its OnCommand Connection offering

    Launches OnCommand™ Connection as Standard, No-Charge Feature Announces Telematics Hardware, Data and OnCommand™ Connection Bundle ‘Credit’ Through Participating Telematics Partners on all new International® Trucks At the Mid-America Trucking Show, International Truck today announced a number of industry-leading advancements to its OnCommand™ Connection open architecture remote diagnostics system. OnCommand Connection…

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