MAN without console!

MAN without console!

One of the things in the very spacious MAN cabs is the voluminous console next to the seat. The console that holds some switches, the handbrake and the switch for the automatic transmission eats a lot of floorspace. Now I just found this photo of all the functions of the console in a box on…Continue Reading

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Scania winter testing video

Scania winter testing video

One of the Iepieleaks spy squad spotted this Scania four axled truck during winter testing today in Scandinavia. He did shoot more footage, and I hope to show that soon. Here is the first video ever of the next generation of Scania! Remember where you saw it first      Continue Reading

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An Isuzu N-Series doing doughnuts?

An Isuzu N-Series doing doughnuts?

Isuzu N-Series trucks are not particularly cool. They are very useful, but all they do is their job and that’s it. Typical examples of N-Series Isuzu’s in practice are waste trucks. In the US, former Tesla-engineer Ian Wright is developing a plug-in-hybrid driveline based on a gasturbine combined with a small electric motor. The entire…Continue Reading

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Dakar 2015: Liebherr powered Kamaz wins! ?

Dakar 2015: Liebherr powered Kamaz wins! ?

The 2015 Dakar was again dominated by the Russian Kamaz team. Funny is that these trucks are ‘Liebherr powered’ and that is also what is written on the side of the truck. For the regulations that is not possible, because the components on a rallytruck must be from production trucks. Now Liebherr does not produce…Continue Reading

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News from North American Auto Show

News from North American Auto Show

On the North American International Auto Show in Detroit a lot of new SUV’s and trucks are presented. The word ‘Trucks’ is used mainly for pickup trucks, but they are the closest thing to real trucks as far as I’m concerned. Here you see the new Hyundai Santa Cruz  in pickup layout. Looking very good if you…Continue Reading

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Antos train

Antos train

Now here is a configuration that is quite rare in Europe. This double drawbar combination is driving in The Netherlands within the 25,25 meter lenght regulations. There are some companies using this system of pulling two central axle drawbar trailers. It is a good logistic solution. This combination takes three swap body’s to local distribution…Continue Reading

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Dentressangle orders 530 Renault trucks

Dentressangle orders 530 Renault trucks

Renault Trucks recently presented the keys to the first 100 vehicles out of a total order for 530 new trucks to Norbert Dentressangle. With a fleet of 7.800 trucks and 11.500 trailers, Dentressangle is one of the largest transport companies in Europe and a long time, loyal Renault customer. Still, only after tests carried out…Continue Reading

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