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August 8, 2017

Are European Truck Makers Poised for Big Gains in China?

A new report from Bain Insights indicates that 20% of Chinese fleets plan to upgrade to European-built trucks within three years.

May 2, 2017

Electric Trucks Charge Ahead

If you're an American fleet professional, it’s starting to look like your first, hands-on exposure to all the new transportation technology emerging today is going to with an electric truck.

February 6, 2017

Scania Expanding Thailand Operations

Sweden-based truck maker Scania AB is expanding its industrial and commercial operations in Thailand.

January 31, 2017

Real-World Electric Highway Tests Start in Sweden

The 2-kilometer stretch of road features a dedicated hybrid truck lane with a Siemens conductive system with overhead electrical wires, very much like the systems commonly used on mass-transit street cars, buses and trains today.

January 11, 2017

Scania Tests Autonomous Platooning in Singapore

Scania will design a full-scale autonomous truck platooning operation, based on its own advanced technology, which will use public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore.

October 31, 2016

Scania to Showcase Concrete Mixer Trucks for Mexican Market

Scania is teaming up with McNeilus to showcase its first concrete mixer trucks for the Mexican market.

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 11, 2016

Scania Awarded 2017 International Truck of the Year

Scania's new R- and S-series trucks have been awarded the 2017 International Truck of the Year award by a jury of 25 European commercial vehicle industry journalists.

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.

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 30, 2015

Renschler Named Chairman at Scania

Andreas Renschler, the former head of commercial trucks for Daimler who went to work heading up Volkswagen's commercial truck operations earlier this year, has been appointed as the new chairman of the board of Scania.

June 11, 2015

'Electric Road' to be Tested in Sweden

Next year, Sweden-based truck and bus maker Scania will start testing electric trucks on an electric road.

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.

June 9, 2014

Scania: Sleeping Giant in Emerging VW Truck Portfolio?

Volkwagen's takeover of Scania may seem like it should only matter to Europeans, but the German automaker's goal is to be able to compete in commercial vehicles alongside global rivals Volvo and Daimler. North America is likely in its game plan.

June 9, 2014

Scania, VW Key to Commercial Truck Growth

Last month, Volkswagen, which already controlled more than 89% of the voting rights in the Swedish truck maker Scania, made a 6.7 billion euro ($9.2 billion) takeover bid. VW's goal is to combine Scania with its Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles business and the German truck maker MAN. VW gained full control of MAN last year after taking a majority stake in 2011. This is a big step in the German automaker's plan to create a massive trucks alliance to compete in global markets against rivals Volvo and Daimler – both of which have U.S. truck operations as well. Read more about Scania here.

May 13, 2014

Volkswagen to Take Control of Scania, Stepping up Commercial Vehicle Efforts

Its $9.2 billion offer to buy out the truck-making arm of the Swedish vehicle manufacturer Scania has been accepted, according to published reports.

May 9, 2013

As EU Contemplates CO2 Reduction, is More Power the Answer?

The European Union is following the U.S. lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation industry, but one approach may differ from that of North America: Larger engines and bigger rigs.

January 9, 2013

Volkswagen Seeking Control of MAN

Volkswagen is seeking full control over German truck maker MAN through a "domination and profit and loss transfer agreement," a type of German contract similar to a parent company and subsidiary

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