Truck & Bus News Releases

  • Volvo Buses and Siemens sign global agreement on electrified bus systems

    Volvo Buses and Siemens have signed a global agreement regarding supply of complete electrified bus systems to cities. Under the agreement, Volvo Buses will supply electric-hybrid buses and full-electric buses to customers, and Siemens will supply and install high-power charging stations (charging capacity of up to 300 kW) for the…

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  • GAZ Group supplies LIAZ buses to Rostov-on-Don as part of the municipal bus fleet renewal for World Cup 2018

    GAZ Group, a part of Basic Element, Russia’s largest diversified industrial holding, supplied 50 LIAZ low-floor city buses to Rostov-on-Don . The new bus model that demonstrated an excellent performance when used for public transit service during the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2014 will replace the obsolete buses…

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  • Sixty environmentally-friendly MAN powerhouses for South Africa’s motorways

    Imperial Cargo relies on fuel-saving TGS Logistics expert Imperial Cargo, based in South Africa and Namibia, has expanded its fleet by sixty MAN TGS 26.440 semitrailer tractors intended for long-haul transport. These 60 new trucks will clock up a monthly average of 16,000 km and approximately 200,000 km per year.…

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  • Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck Named ATD Truck of the Year

    The Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with the PACCAR MX-13 engine was named the 2015 Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers (ATD) at the annual ATD Convention and Expo in San Francisco, Calif. This year’s competition focused on the vocational and heavy haul/severe duty truck category. During the…

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  • ATA, AAA & US Chamber Collaborate on Highway Trust Fund Graphic

    On January 26, ATA, along with AAA and the U. S Chamber of Commerce released an infographic and letter to Congress about the importance of insuring the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund and advocating for an increase in the motor fuel tax. The graphic, which can be seen here, goes into detail…

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  • Record earnings in Scania Financial Services

    Operating income in Scania Financial Services increased to more thanSEK 1 billion during 2014. Customers are increasingly choosing Scania as their long-term partner in vehicle financing, which has meant a growing portfolio. Lower bad debt expenses and better margins also contributed to the improved earnings. In total 35,097 trucks, buses…

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  • TrueCar: Fuel economy a high purchase consideration for modern truck buyers even as fuel prices drop

    TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE), the negotiation-free car buying and selling mobile marketplace, found that today’s full-sized pickup truck buyer has grown increasingly interested in fuel economy and MPG ratings even in a period of falling fuel prices. Since 2010, buyers rating “fuel economy and mpg” as extremely to very important…

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  • SMMT: CV manufacturing returns to growth in December

    UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing output up 12.6% in December, the first month of growth since July 2013. Output fell 19.7% in 2014, but month of growth heralds bright future. Growing demand at home helped to drive December growth, despite deflated export markets. “The growth of commercial vehicle manufacturing output…

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  • Large order from Austria for Setra

    Stern & Hafferl Verkehrsgesellschaft takes delivery of 21 UL business buses Long-established family business wins Europe-wide invitation to tender Efficient specification of the UL business variants clinches order The Austrian company Stern & Hafferl Verkehrsgesellschaft m.b.H., based in Gmunden near Linz, is expanding its fleet with 21 new Setra MultiClass…

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  • Kögel expands its management team

    Petra Adrianowytsch has been appointed as Managing Director at Kögel, starting from the beginning of 2015 Kögel, the German trailer manufacturer, has strengthened its management team by appointing Petra Adrianowytsch. The newly created position provides her with responsibility for Corporate Development. Her responsibilities in the Board of Management also include…

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  • GAZ Group Will Ship LiAZ Buses to Kirov

    GAZ Group, a member of Basic Element, one of the Russian largest industrial groups, will have 15 LiAZ-529354 buses shipped to Kirov in spring. The first 11 buses will operate on the city routes till late January. The total cost of the buses amounts to RUR 117 M. GAZ Group…

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  • JAC N-series Light-duty Trucks Achieves Users’ High-end Logistics Dream

    On January 11th, “Annual Event of Commercial Vehicles in 2014”was held in Beijing. As the benchmarking brand of China city logistic vehicles, JAC N-series light-duty trucks were outstanding from all the candidates with superior performance and were awarded as “Best Logistic Vehicle of 2014”. The year 2014 was the harvest…

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  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index Unchanged in December, Up 3.5% for 2014

    American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in December, following a jump of 3.5% during the previous month. In December, the index equaled 136.8 (2000=100), which tied November as the all-time high. Compared with December 2013, the SA index increased 5.2%, which was the largest…

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