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Volkswagen Truck & Bus Renaming Itself Traton

Volkswagen Truck & Bus has announced a new name, Traton Group, as it increases its independence and readies itself to raise funds for global expansion in commercial vehicles. Meanwhile, parent company Volkswagen AG is talking with Ford about possibly developing a line of commercial vehicles.

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Heineken Talks Global Fleet Safety Strategy

Heineken International established a road safety improvement program that is designed to measure, report, and verify driver behavior habits.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Expands Test Center

About 10 years after the ceremonial opening of the Development and Testing Center in Wörth am Rhein, Germany, Mercedes‑Benz Trucks will invest about another 50 million euros in the center of competence for the development work on commercial vehicles.

Germany Fines VW $1.18B for Diesel Cheating

Volkswagen AG has been fined $1.18 billion (1 billion euros) by public prosecutors in Germany over diesel emissions cheating in approximately 10.7 million vehicles.

Daimler Announces Automated Truck R&D Center

Daimler Trucks is creating an Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Oregon, to explore automated driving technologies including truck platooning.

Truck Drivers on Strike in Iran Over Low Wages

Truck drivers in several Iran provinces are on strike over low wages, a movement which first began in May.

DHL Launches Trucking Logistics Solution in India

DHL is launching a transportation subsidiary in India to provide trucking solutions across an extensive linehaul express road network in the country to reduce transit times and increase vehicle reliability.

Europe Proposes CO2 Emissions Standards for Commercial Trucks

The European Union aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% in just 12 years through the federation’s first proposed CO2 emissions standards.

Cummins Forms Joint Venture with China's JAC Motors

Cummins and Chinese manufacturer JAC Motors have announced a 50-50 joint-venture partnership after Cummins purchased Navistar’s 50% equity position in the JAC-Navistar Diesel Engine Company.

Fleets Testing Ford Transit Custom PHEVs in Spain

Ford has expanded global testing of its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to Valencia, Spain to see how it see how it can contribute to cleaner air targets and enhanced productivity for fleets.