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September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo FH Gets Truck of the Year Award in Europe

At the Comtrans Truck Show in Moscow, Russia, this week, the Volvo FH was awarded the Truck of the Year award by European trucking journalists.

Tags: Volvo, Global

August 22, 2013 - Industry News

Smith Electric to Form Joint Venture in Taiwan

Smith Electric Vehicles has signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with Taikang Technology Corp. in Taiwan. Taikang Technology, a commercial vehicle manufacturer in Taiwan, has twenty-five years of automotive experience and has expertise in upfitting specialized municipal commercial vehicles.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Mergers & Acquisitions, EVs, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Global

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor Streamlines Global Air Disc Brake Production for Improved Cost, Quality, Safety

Meritor's Cwmbran, Wales, brake manufacturing plant.

Meritor is reinvigorating a 75-year-old brake manufacturing facility in Wales, complete with a state-of-the-art engineering and test center, to meet expected increased demand in North American, European and emerging commercial vehicle markets.

Tags: Meritor, Air Disc Brake, Brakes, Global

May 31, 2013 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks' Global Development Head Weiberg Retiring, to be Replaced by Ennerst

Georg Weiberg will retire after working for Daimler for more than 40 years. He was responsible for Engineering Mercedes-Benz Vans for ten years and has also had a big impact on Daimler Trucks’ development unit during the past seven years.

Georg Weiberg, who has had a big impact on Daimler Trucks' development unit over the past seven years, including rolling out the latest engine platforms, is retiring from Daimler. Effective August 1, 2013, Sven Ennerst will take on global responsibility for the development department at Daimler Trucks as his replacement.

Tags: Leadership, Daimler Trucks, Global

May 9, 2013 - Industry News

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

Scania log transporter, 72 ton GCW, powered by a 730-horsepower V-8 diesel.

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.

Tags: Scania, European Union, Global, Volvo, CO2, Truck Weights

May 3, 2013 - Industry News

Trucks Transported 59% of U.S.-NAFTA Trade in February

Trucks carried 59.1% of the $88.4 billion of freight moved in February 2013 between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico.

Tags: BTS, NAFTA, Canada, Mexico, Global

April 30, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor Announces Agreement to Sell Ownership Stake in Brazilian Joint Venture

Meritor Inc. announced it has signed a purchase and sale agreement to sell its 50% ownership interest in Suspensys Sistemas Automotivos LTDA to its joint venture partner Randon S.A. Implementos E Participacoes.

Tags: Meritor, Global, Aftermarket

April 25, 2013 - Industry News

World's Biggest Construction Show Features Vocational Trucks

A Volvo Trucks demonstration at the huge Bauma construction show in Germany.

An impressive 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany, between April 15 and 21 for the giant construction equipment show, Bauma, where there were also plenty of vocational trucks on display.

Tags: Vocational, Global, Bauma

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Honors Developers of Fuel-Saving I-See System in Europe

In Europe, Volvo now offers its I-See system, which reduces fuel consumption for long-distance transport by up to 5%. The four individuals responsible for developing the solution are set to receive the Volvo Technology Award for 2013.

Tags: Volvo, I-See, Fuel Economy, Global

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Up 6.2% in 2012

Trade using surface transportation modes between the United States, Canada and Mexico rose by 6.2% in 2012 compared to 2011. The value of $960 billion was the highest since the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect in 1994.

Tags: Canada, Mexico, NAFTA, Surface Trade, BTS, Global

February 22, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Approves Tenth Carrier For Mexican Pilot Program

More than a year after the first Mexican truck rolled into the United States under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-haul, cross-border pilot program, the agency has approved the tenth carrier.

Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, OOIDA, Teamsters, Public Citizen, Mexico, Global

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Achieves Market Share, Fuel Efficiency Milestones

Daimler Trucks North America wants to expand its export business, such as this Australian Argosy.

Daimler Trucks North America outlined a number of milestones and achievements it accomplished over the past year, including being the market leader in Class 6 and 7 for the first time ever, completing Phase One of the SuperTruck program, and announcing a new international export goal. This announcement was made during an event for North American trade press this week in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico.

Tags: Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vocational, Global, Daimler Trucks North America

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

Some Truck OEs Offer Cautious Tone In Earnings Reports, but Wabash Predicts Possible Record Year

Several equipment makers released their latest financials this week, with some showing signs of slowing sales and concerns about the future and others at the opposite end of the spectrum. That was the sentiment coming from Cummins, Wabash National, Daimler and Volvo.

Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Wabash, financials, Global

January 14, 2013 - Industry News

European Regulators Scotch UPS/TNT Deal

It looks like United Parcel Service's proposed deal to buy European package giant TNT Express will not go through, after the European Commission informed the two companies that it is working on a decision to prohibit the proposed acquisition. UPS announced last March plans to acquire Dutch package company TNT Express for 5.16 billion euros or $6.8 billion. It would have been UPS' biggest purchase to date

Tags: UPS, European Union, Global

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Freight, TNT Launch U.S.-Europe Export Service

TNT and Con-way Freight have expanded their existing relationship to offer a new export service, featuring a day-definite, road/air/road U.S. to Europe solution for heavier freight shipments

Tags: Fleets, Global, Con-Way

August 29, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Produces 7 Demo Trucks - Sans Carbon Dioxide

The Volvo Group has produced seven demonstration trucks that can all be driven without emitting any environmentally harmful carbon dioxide. These trucks were exhibited recently in Stockholm and are equipped with diesel engines that have been modified to operate on seven different types of renewable liquid and gaseous fuels.

Tags: Industry, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Volvo, Global

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