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July 27, 2016

China Looks to Revive the Silk Road with UN Agreement

China has taken a key step toward developing an international economic corridor for trade with the European Union and the rest of the world with the ratification of the United Nations TIR Convention.

July 19, 2016

Truck Makers Hit With Record EU Fines for Price-Fixing in Europe

The European Union is fining five truck makers nearly 3 billion euros for acting as a cartel to fix prices of medium and heavy-duty trucks and time the introduction of technologies to comply with emissions rules.

July 19, 2016

Earnings Watch: Volvo Says Net Profit Falls, Announces Fine in EU Probe

The Swedish parent to truck brands Volvo, Mack and others reported its second quarter profit slid from a year ago due to lower sales in many parts of the world and has downwardly revised its expectations in North America.

July 13, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Pioneering 3D Parts

Owners of Mercedes-Benz trucks will soon be installing genuine plastic replacement parts that have been produced on a 3D printer.

July 4, 2016

UShip Signs Exclusive Contract with DB Schenker to Automate Road Freight

Online shipping and freight automation provider uShip has partnered with Germany-based global logistics company DB Schenker to power an online trucking platform launching later this year in Europe.

June 29, 2016

Wabco, ZF Unveil Advanced Braking and Steering Technology [VIDEO]

Automated collision avoidance is several steps closer to reality. At a demonstration event held in Germany on Wednesday, ZF and Wabco revealed a prototype collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles called Evasive Maneuver Assist.

June 29, 2016

Siemens Opens First Public Electric Highway in Sweden

Specially equipped Scania trucks will travel on Siemens' first eHighway system, which it has opened on a public road in Sweden on a 2-kilometer stretch of the E16 highway north of Stockholm.

June 28, 2016

ZF CEO Sommer to Stay Until 2021

ZF CEO Stefan Sommer's contract renewal positions the company for growth in emerging safety technologies and autonomous vehicle sectors.

June 28, 2016

Sneak Preview of the World’s Largest Truck Show

Connected and autonomous vehicle technology, as well as electric power, are three disruptive technologies that will highlight the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in September in Germany.

June 28, 2016

German VDA Warns Against Post-Brexit Customs Barriers

Germany's automotive industry association, VDA, cautioned against any European Union imposition of customs barriers following the UK's decision to exit the European Union.

June 27, 2016

Brexit Drops Crude Oil, Diesel Prices Flat

The price of diesel fuel remained unchanged last week, but things could be changing soon as United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union has affected global energy prices.

June 20, 2016

Daimler Unveils Pedestrian, Cyclist Avoidance in Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

June 15, 2016

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Aim of Bendix Parent Company Acquisition

Bendix’s German parent company Knorr-Bremse is making an acquisition to position it for future autonomous vehicle technology.

June 10, 2016

Volvo Concept Truck Boasts 30% Lower Fuel Use

With almost one-third lower fuel consumption. Volvo Trucks’ new concept vehicle shows how it is possible to drastically boost productivity in long-haul operations.

May 3, 2016

European Sprinter Gets 990-Pound GVW Boost

Mercedes-Benz Vans has boosted the available gross vehicle weight rating of its European Sprinter by 990 pounds, to 5.5 metric tons or 12,122 pounds. An increase is being considered for North American vans, said a spokesman at the builder's U.S. headquarters.

April 22, 2016

Earnings Watch: Daimler, Volvo Profits Lower Amid Slower Truck Sales

Earnings for two of the world’s largest truck makers moved lower in the first quarter, according to earnings reports issued Friday.

April 8, 2016

Truck Platooning, Past, Present, and Future

The platooning idea has been around for ages, though you could be excused for thinking it's a new development, given all the attention it's been getting lately. It's not even close to being new.

April 7, 2016

European Platooning Challenge Delivers 'Promising' Results

Volvo, Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus and Scania all participated in the challenge, driving platooned convoys thousands of miles across multiple borders in countries that included Sweden, Germany and Belgium.

April 4, 2016

Video: Meet the Owner of a Japanese 'Decoration Truck'

Dekotora, short for "decoration truck," is a type of extravagantly decorated truck in Japan, dripping with chrome and lights. “I always take good care of my truck; by doing so, I’m actually taking good care of myself,” explains Takuya Sosogi, a truck driver who delivers vegetables all over Japan and is the subject of this dekotora mini-documentary from MEL Films.

March 21, 2016

Daimler Unveils Highway Pilot Connect Truck Platooning

Daimler Trucks Monday unveiled the Highway Pilot Connect, a truck platooning system that has already been approved for use in a limited area in Germany, while its Highway Pilot autonomous driving system has been approved for use throughout the country.

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