Europe

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December 22, 2016

Trailers the European Way

European designs are often more elegant (or complex, depending on how you look at it), but these features add functionality to products.

December 16, 2016

Commentary: Europe is Different

What are the differences between trucks and trucking in North America versus Europe? Try to drive a long-nose conventional on roads that were conceived in the year 1403.

December 8, 2016

Truck Technology Is Global and Local

Even as innovative technologies leap borders, the engineering focus of truck builders and suppliers remains fixed on meeting the needs of local markets.

November 30, 2016

European Cargo Securement Devices are Diverse

Like here, tying down the goods is a concern in Europe, because a dominant German trailer builder recently displayed a van with numerous securement options aboard. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

October 18, 2016

Commentary: VW Does More Than You Think

Now that the initial brouhaha has died down after the news broke of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus investment in Navistar last month, there is probably one big question that still needs an answer in a lot of North American minds: Like, who the heck is Volkswagen?

October 3, 2016

Highlights From the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show [Video]

Autonomous technologies, connectivity and fuel efficiency were common themes at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Germany. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge was among the throng of international journalists there and has these video highlights.

September 22, 2016

Jacobs Debuts High Power Density Engine Brake for Europe

Heavy-duty vehicle component manufacturer Jacobs Vehicle Systems has launched its new High Power Density Engine Brake for vehicle and engine manufacturers, announcing the technology at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.

September 18, 2016

Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe

The Intelligent Electric Axle axle replaces a “passive” axle on a standard trailer tandem or tridem, and promises big fuel savings – 10 to 20% from hybrid-powered operation alone, Hyliion claims.

August 24, 2016

Scania Introduces New Model 10 Years in the Making

Swedish truck maker Scania is introducing a new range of trucks that it is calling the result of the largest investment in the company’s history.

July 28, 2016

M-B Class 8 Electric Truck to be Tested in Urban Delivery Service

Heavy-duty Urban eTruck for “short radius” use in Germany and elsewhere could be in production by 2020 or soon thereafter, Daimler says.

July 1, 2016

Stoneridge to Enter U.S. ELD Market

Stoneridge has announced plans to enter the North American electronic logging device market, using its experience in the tachograph market in Europe to help fleets and drivers comply with upcoming regulations.

June 17, 2016

Iveco's New Stralis Series Includes Gas Power

“Stralis NP is the first and only gas truck that has demonstrated it can be used in long-haul missions,” said Pierre Lahutte, brand president. Its range on LNG is up to 900 miles.

March 22, 2016

Photos: The European Truck Platooning Challenge

The European Truck Platooning Challenge is a project initiated by the Dutch government to promote platooning by bringing truck convoys to public roads.Trucks from Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, Man Truck & Bus, Volvo and Scania will participate in the event. Photos courtesy of European Truck Platooning

August 31, 2015

Rolling Along Toward Autonomous Trucks

Several news reports in the past week indicate that progress is being made on the road to autonomous commercial trucks.

August 21, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Updated 13-liter and the Next Detroit Diesel Generation

For a sneak peek at the next generation of the DD13, look to the latest new engine from Mercedes-Benz in Europe.

July 30, 2015

VW Updates Transporter and Caddy Vans

We check out the updated Volkswagen Transporter and Caddy Vans in France and Sweden and ask the question, could these vans be U.S. bound?

June 23, 2015

Volvo Trucks Certifies Euro 5 Engines for HVO Fuel

Volvo Trucks announced that it has certified all of its Euro 5 engines for use with 100% Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, a form of renewable diesel fuel.

April 9, 2015

U.S. Supplier Acquires Former European Counterpart

Burgaflex North America has acquired Burgaflex GmbH, a Germany-based supplier of tube and hose assemblies. Both companies were originally part of the Burgaflex Group, which was disbanded in 2010.

November 12, 2014

Commentary: The Shrinking Globe

Today the transportation and logistics world is becoming increasingly global. We want to start giving you a broader global perspective about what's going on in trucking around the world.

October 22, 2014

The Show Floor of IAA In Germany

The IAA Commercial Vehicles show is one of the world’s most important trade fairs for trucks, transport and logistics. The number of exhibitors increased by 9%, to 2,066 this year and there was a global reprsentation of exhibitors originating from 45 different countries. Our European Editor Sven-Erik Lindstrand was on the show floor, taking pictures of the sights in Hanover, Germany.   

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