Truck & Bus News Releases

  • 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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  • New Volvo truck range gains success in Asia; company builds new Thailand HQ, distribution centres; increases dealership network to offer better service

    Barely a few months into its Asia launch, the new range of Volvo Trucks so impressed customers that key agreements have been inked to supply regional hauliers. Pak Nam Po Transport of Thailand, Felda Transport of Malaysia and PT.PEC-Tech Services of Indonesia are among the first to benefit from the…

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  • 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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  • CV manufacturing level in November after months of decline

    UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing fell just 0.7% in November. Resurgent home market demand grew for second month, but exports remained subdued. Year-to-date fall of 21.6% affected by 2013 restructuring; more positive 2015 expected. “The signs remain positive for UK commercial vehicle production after many months of decline, with output…

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  • Volvo Group: Truck deliveries in November 2014

    Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in November 2014 amounted to 18,224 vehicles. This was a decrease of 10% compared with the year-earlier month. Volvo Group Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in November 2014 amounted to 18,224 vehicles. This was a decrease of 10% compared with the…

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  • Scania to test wirelessly charged city bus for the first time in Sweden

    Scania has become the first company in Sweden to test a wirelessly charged electric-hybrid city bus. The bus will start operating on the streets of Södertälje, Sweden, in June 2016 as part of a research project into sustainable vehicle technology. Scania is undertaking intensive research into various types of electrification…

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  • Daimler Trucks announces top management changes in its Asian operations

    Dr. Albert Kirchmann will become Chairman of Daimler Trucks Asia Marc Llistosella will become new Head of Daimler Trucks Asia (FUSO and BharatBenz) Michael Kamper will become new Head of Marketing, Sales & Customer Services Trucks Asia Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt.…

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  • Faster customer deliveries with Volvo Trucks’ chassis unique 3D drawings

    Thanks to chassis unique 3D drawings, the chassis and bodywork for several of Volvo Trucks’ truck models can now be designed in parallel. This means that the bodybuilding process – and thus the customer lead time in some cases – can be shortened by up to 14 days, while the…

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  • GAZelle Next sales launch in Georgia

    GAZ Group, a part of Basic Element, Russia’s largest diversified industrial holding, begins selling GAZ vehicles, including GAZelle Next and GAZon Next, in Georgia. Sales of GAZ vehicles, including the next generation models GAZelle Next and GAZon Next, launch in Georgia. At the sales launch event potential customers were shown…

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  • Scania’s wearable technology ahead of its time

    Scania is taking the lead in wearable technology – the growing trend for fusing fashion and high tech – with a smart wristwatch that communicates with trucks. Scania Watch is a simple way of collecting information on variables including fuel consumption, driving efficiency and average speed. It can also be…

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  • MAN publishes rescue guidelines as a valuable aid for accident rescue and training

    “Rescue Guide Bus” now presented as a film The fire service provides rapid and competent assistance when accidents occur. Their aim is to free occupants from vehicles quickly and safely. MAN supports the rescue services in their endeavours by providing valuable information. MAN has now introduced a film illustrating the…

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