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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.

April 7, 2015

FedEx to Buy Dutch Parcel Carrier TNT Express

FedEx Corp. Tuesday announced it will buy European package company TNT Express for $4.8 billion, creating a strong third competitor in the European market.

March 27, 2015

Daimler Trucks Predicting Another Banner Year

The North American truck market continues to heat up, exceeding expectations, said Daimler Trucks North America head Martin Daum in a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and demand for the DT12 automated manual has far exceeded even Daum's optimistic goals.

March 9, 2015

Q&A: Meritor's Chris Villavarayan

Chris Villavarayan tells HDT about his first year as president of Meritor Americas, Meritor's latest axle and tire inflation news, the global business and more.

February 17, 2015

Hyundai Could Bring Commercial Van to U.S.

South Korean-based Hyundai announced it's making a big push in the commercial vehicle market, and published reports indicate it plans to introduce a van model into the U.S. market.

February 5, 2015

Renschler Takes Over VW Trucks, Creating Speculation on Acquisitions

Former Daimler Trucks head Andreas Renschler started work this week as head of rival Volkswagen's trucks business, once again creating speculation that VW may look to North American shores as it works toward goals of expanding its global footprint.

January 26, 2015

Frost & Sullivan Offers Sunny Outlook for Electric, Hybrid Truck Market

Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.

January 6, 2015

China's Commercial Vehicle Market Remains Soft

The pace of China’s economy slowed in the third quarter of 2014, with growth of 7.3 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the most recent "China Commercial Vehicle Outlook," jointly published quarterly by ACT and SIC, China’s State Information Center.

January 5, 2015

Volvo Acquires 45 Percent of Chinese Truck Manufacturer

AB Volvo completed the purchase of 45% of Chinese automotive manufacturer Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles, first announced two years ago.

December 23, 2014

Volvo's I-Shift Dual Clutch

Volvo Truck claims to be first in the world to launch a dual-clutch automated mechanical transmission in heavy trucks, and HDT European Editor Sven-Erik Lindstrand was on hand to try them out. Photos by Sven-Erik Lindstrand and Volvo Trucks.

December 23, 2014

Volvo I-Shift Dual Clutch: Smooth Operator

Volvo Truck claims to be first in the world to launch a dual-clutch automated mechanical transmission in heavy trucks. HDT European Editor Sven-Erik Lindstrand takes it for a spin.

November 3, 2014

Intermodal Rail Traffic Has Third Busiest Week

The week ending Oct. 25, rail intermodal traffic was up 6.7% compared with the same week last year -- higher growth than that of rail traffic overall.

October 31, 2014

Global Medium, Heavy Vehicle Sales to Nearly Double by 2035

Global sales of medium and heavy duty vehicles should reach 7.1 million by 2035 from the 4.3 million that should be sold in 2014, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

October 29, 2014

Meritor Fuel-Efficient Axle to be Used for 6x2 Configurations

Meritor's 17X EVO axle for linehaul applications, originally designed for 4x2 applications in Europe, will be introduced in North America for the 6x2 segment.

October 23, 2014

Daimler Profit Up, North American Truck Sales Jump 25%

Daimler AG, the German parent of Daimler Trucks North America, has reported higher third quarter profit and revenue, with record Mercedes-Benz auto sales and a booming North American truck market being partially offset by lower sales in other parts of 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.   

October 16, 2014

Volvo Safety Technology Gives 360-Degree View

A decade from now, Volvo trucks will be scanning the environment around the vehicle and warning a driver when collisions are imminent. The Swedish company has developed new safety technology that scans the environment around a truck and analyzes that data.

October 16, 2014

Concept Volvo Safety System Senses Its Surroundings

Volvo Trucks is showcasing its automated safety system concept for heavy-duty trucks. Using sensors, the truck can track objects 360 degrees around it and warn drivers up to 5 seconds early when a collision is imminent. If the driver doesn't stop, the truck can automatically do so. Volvo says the system could be on the market in 5-10 years. To read more about it click here. 

October 16, 2014

This Volvo Video's No Bull

Running with the bulls -- in a Volvo medium-duty truck? Deborah Lockridge has more in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

September 23, 2014

Survey Finds 3PL CEOs Confident About Future Growth in the Industry

The chief executives of third-party logistics providers are confident about the current state and future revenue growth of their companies and regional 3PL industries, according to an annual survey.

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