Renault tests electric D-Series in Paris

Renault tests electric D-Series in Paris

Shortly after announcing D-Series trucks to be equipped with engines running on CNG and on Biodiesel, Renault starts a practice test in Paris with a fully electrically driven D-Series truck which has a GVW of 16 tonnes. Prefume maker Guerlain and the Paris region carrier Speed Distribution Logistique have joined forces with Renault Trucks toContinue Reading

Door lengtheners for DAF CF

Door lengtheners for DAF CF

The new DAF CF series comes standard with an open ‘staircase’ but now there is a nice door-lengthener, produced by a Dutch company ‘De Valk.’ The longer doors cover the steps and that looks much better. Many truckdrivers like the fact that with these extra flaps on the doors they can stow their shoes while drivingContinue Reading

Mammoet tries 180 tonnes without torque converter

Mammoet tries 180 tonnes without torque converter

Mammoet is known globally for it’s achievements in exceptional transport. As other Volvo Trucks customers, Mammoet is trying a four axle 600 hp FH16 to use in operations where weights of up to 180 tonnes have to be moved. Until Volvo introduced it’s I-Shift gearbox, the use of a relatively heavy and expensive, but comfortableContinue Reading

Iveco Trakker 10×4

Iveco Trakker 10×4

Iveco dealer CFG in Holland is famous for the Iveco Strator models they build, but CFG also does interesting frame adjustments. How about this one: A Iveco Trakker 4×4 was made longer and stronger with a 10 mm chassis and a 10 mm inliner. Then there were three lift axles added and that makes aContinue Reading

Waberer’s: 100 million investment

Waberer’s: 100 million investment

The board of directors of Waberer’s International Pte.Co. has decided on a Euro 6 vehicle procurement unprecedented in Europe both in terms of value and size: the company will acquire 1300 new MEGA truck-trailers to rejuvenate and upgrade its fleet. With the investment exceeding the value of 100 million Euros, more than a quarter ofContinue Reading

CIMC Silvergreen quits European trailerproject

CIMC Silvergreen quits European trailerproject

Shortly after finishing a brandnew plant in Bavaria, Chinese industrial conglomerate, specialised in the production of tank containers, quits a project to establish a new trailer brand ont the Europea market, CIMC Silvergreen. In the past months, at the small Bavarina town of Günzburg, a new head office was established, preceding the realisation of aContinue Reading

Truck Racing with Europart in Spain and France

Truck Racing with Europart in Spain and France

June was a month full of truck racing emotions for Europart, who call themselves Europe’s leading dealer for commercial vehicle parts and workshop equipment, in Navarra, Spain, and in Nogaro, France. Both Spain’s manager, Giuseppe Cinanni, and the manager for France, Eric Vaissiere, invited numerous customers to the Spanish and French racing tracks where theyContinue Reading

Renault D-series Low Entry Cab

Renault D-series Low Entry Cab

Renault Trucks just launched the low entry cab version of the D-series in Euro-VI. The official name is the Renault Trucks D Access  and it comes in two widths. The narrow version comes with three wheelbases, for the full width model a choice can be made out of 16 different wheelbase versions. The narrow version is onlyContinue Reading