Mercedes-Benz to launch midsize pickup

Mercedes-Benz to launch midsize pickup

We have been speculating on Iepieleaks how long it would take before Daimler would launch a pickup-truck, and now it is official: Mercedes-Benz Vans has anounched the launch of a midsize pickup before the end of this decade. In the press release Mercedes mentions the development of their own pickup but in our opinion that…Continue Reading

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Freightliner Aerodynamic SuperTruck

Freightliner Aerodynamic SuperTruck

At the Mid American Truck Show Daimler Trucks brand Freightliner shows a prototype of a streamlined tractor. The prototype is the result of a five year project together with the American enviromental autohorities. Under the bonnet the 11 litre Detroit engine is featured with a heat recovery system that uses this energy and feeds it…Continue Reading

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Kenworth: new mid-roof long sleepercab

Kenworth: new mid-roof long sleepercab

Kenworth announced the introduction of a new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for the Kenworth T680 and T880 at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Full production is expected to start in the fall. The Kenworth 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is optimized for liquid bulk tankers, flatbed haulers and other operators looking for a lighter weight, more aerodynamic truck with…Continue Reading

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Self steering trucks by DAF and TNO

Self steering trucks by DAF and TNO

Today DAF Trucks and TNO did a presentation with the EcoTwin, a logical next step in the Platooning proces that makes it possible for trucks to travel at closer distance. By doing that up to 10% of fuel can be saved and less road is needed for trucks. The EcoTwin works with WiFi transmitters and…Continue Reading

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Wabco signs agreement with Hendrickson

Wabco signs agreement with Hendrickson

Wabco signs an agreement with the American axle producer Hendrickson for the delivery of a light weight air disc brake system for trailers in North America. The new MAXX22T Air Disc Brake of Wabco reduces weight up to 100 LBS (45 kg) on tandem axle trailers. As part of the agreement, WABCO will launch its…Continue Reading

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Volkswagen T6 Teaser

Volkswagen T6 Teaser

Volkswagen released a first teaser of the new Transporter model, T6. The illustration shows no drastic changes in the design. It all seems to be the same body in white and we espect T6 to be nothing more than a big face lift. The real thing is going to be presented during a presentation in…Continue Reading

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DAF Super Low Deck on test

DAF Trucks has presented a concept 6×2 Super Low Deck tractor with a coupling height of just 85 cm. This concept should make an end on problems with height regulations for Mega Trailers with 3 metres of internal height. Also it is an answer for automotive transport where the axle load is critical. The new…Continue Reading

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Scania & MAN: Sharing platforms

Scania & MAN: Sharing platforms

The Volkswagen Group now seems to shift up. First former Scania CEO Leif Östling was sent home, and now Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn pointed the direction in Svenska Dagbladet. He says that for different juristic reasons the whole deal had to be worked out before he could explain more. Now, with ex Dailmer CEO Andreas Renschler…Continue Reading

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Giant Finnish roadtrain on the move…

Giant Finnish roadtrain on the move…

In Finland, a company dealing with vegetable transport has become a temporary allowance to try out a practice test with a double trailer combination, weghing up to 90 tonnes and realising a total length of 34 metres. The combination will be used in everyday transport and will save one transport ech time iit is on…Continue Reading

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