Kenian truck overloaded by 117 tonnes!

In Kenias, in the outskirts of Nairobi, police checked trucks with a weighbridge. They weighed a truck which appeared to be fine. However, police noticed that this truck went to take ‘some’ extra load. After this was completed, the Kenian police ordered the truck back on the weighbridge. There, it appeared that the total weight…Continue Reading

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One milion DAF trucks produced

One milion DAF trucks produced

Today the one-milionth DAF truck was produced at DAF’s home factory in Eindhoven. The Dutch prime-minister Mark Rutte came to Eindhoven to celebrate this rather unique event together with DAF Trucks CEO Harrie Schippers. I wonder if they have to blow out all one-milion candles on the cake together!Continue Reading

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Renault Maxity Fuel Cell on test

Renault Maxity Fuel Cell on test

The French national mailservice ‘La Poste’ and Renault Trucks are testing the Renault Maxity truck with a fuel cell added to the electric driveline. Hence, the heavy batteries can stay away and the Maxity can theoretically drive about 200 km on one tank of hydrogen. The fuel cell considerably increases the range of the Maxity,…Continue Reading

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Eaton and Cummins cooperate more closely

Eaton and Cummins cooperate more closely

Transmission specialist Eaton and engine constructor Cummins intend to work together more closely. This already showed with the SmartAdvantage driveline, combining softwareprogramme’s to have an engine and a transmission understand each other more or less during tough operational conditions. Looking for sustainable solutions, it is believed that both company’s work jointly on a double clutch…Continue Reading

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Scoop Scania P-series 8×4

Scania Scoop, Scania 2016,

And here is even more Scania news! This is what we would call the new P- series cab, but in construction this could be a G? Probably? It is an 8×4 tipper truck and the best thing about these pictures from www.terrein.nu is that it shows the mirrors without camouflage! All together there is a…Continue Reading

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Scania, even more wintertesting!

Scania, even more wintertesting!

Iepieleaks  has received more Scania wintertest pictures through www.autoliefhebber.com. The pictures show a 4×2 tractor unit wit what we would now call a Topline cab. Interesting is the LED bar above the windscreen. All Scania trucks that were spotted have one and this could be the next step in roof lights. They do give a…Continue Reading

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Netherlands: first platooning test

Netherlands: first platooning test

In The Netherlands, not far from the Scania premises in Zwolle, the first platooning test was executed, with the Dutch Traffic-minister and a number of members of the European Parliament as witnesses. Scania showed a platoon of three trucks which did it’s job wthout a problem on a usually crowded motorway which connects the north…Continue Reading

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Kenworth celebrates one millionth truck delivery

Kenworth celebrates one millionth truck delivery

Kenworth produced its one millionth truck at its Chillicothe, Ohio, assembly facility in November.  At the same time, Kenworth exists 75 years. The truck is an aerodynamic Kenworth T680 Advantage powered by a Paccar MX-13 engine, which was engineered and designed by DAF. Previously, Transam ordered no less than 1.000 of these trucks at Kenworth.…Continue Reading

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Is this the new Iveco Stralis?

Is this the new Iveco Stralis?

An anonymous Iepieleaks spy sent us this picture and we wonder, is this the real new Stralis or just a creative photoshop-version? Or is it an upcoming facelift? It does look good, and this design is completely in line with the latest Daily model. Iveco is coming with a new model but the information that…Continue Reading

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