Tuesday 11 December 2018

Latest transmission technology launched at IAA

For decades, European truck manufacturers have been faced with a choice of using ZF transmissions or developing their own gearboxes for heavy trucks. But now Eaton, one-time maker…

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Behind the wheel of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Actros

Missing mirrors are the main distinguishing feature of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Actros, but there’s a lot more going on under the skin, as Richard Simpson discovers Mercedes-Benz has…

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Driveline innovations unveiled at IAA

While even mainstream European truck manufacturers were pushing ‘alternative’ power to the forefront at the IAA, the industry’s Tier One and Two suppliers were finding ways of squeezing…

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Ford & Slater apprentices compete in head-to-head charity truck-pull

Apprentices from DAF dealer Ford & Slater have been pushing themselves to the limit in the ultimate battle of strength, stamina and teamwork – in a one-of-a-kind charity…

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Allstar: on-the-road expenses put burden on van drivers

Fifty-seven per cent of workers in the UK who regularly travel for business have suffered personal financial difficulties as a result of paying for expenses out of their…

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Industry braced for Brexit as deal deadline looms

As Theresa May smarts from an all-out offensive by European Union officials and member state leaders on her much-vaunted Chequers plan for the UK’s future relationship with the…

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DVSA rolls out emissions enforcement nationwide

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has ramped up its efforts to curb the use by truck operators of emissions cheat devices, with a nationwide rollout of…

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Transport sector blasts ‘ignorant’ post-Brexit migration proposals

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Road Haulage Association (RHA) have both condemned a report from the government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), which has called for restrictions for…

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Get on board with on-vehicle power

When a vehicle breaks downs due to tyre problems, it is a tyre repair company’s job to get the customer back on the road as quickly as possible….

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MAN and Scania parent group gets market-ready with Traton rebrand

Volkswagen Group has announced that its commercial vehicle subsidiary, Volkswagen Truck & Bus – which comprises the Scania and MAN truck brands, as well as South American operation…

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