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  • Electric truck chassis revealed in prototype form by Volta

    Electric truck chassis revealed in prototype form by Volta

    2nd July 2021

    An electric truck chassis, using production specification parts, has been debuted by Volta Trucks. The prototype platform has been developed by the startup truck manufacturer in six months. As a result, Volta Trucks says it remains on course to hit…

  • Acquisition of KTS strengthens Renault Truck Commercials

    Acquisition of KTS strengthens Renault Truck Commercials

    1st July 2021

    The acquisition of KTS – the family-run truck business in Faversham, Kent, has been completed by Renault Truck Commercials.  This news coincides with the retirement of KTS’ managing director, Sandy Young. Young started the business more than 30 years ago,…

  • Battery power for the big boys: electric Actros makes its bow

    Battery power for the big boys: electric Actros makes its bow

    30th June 2021

    Battery power in the heavy-duty truck sector has arrived at Mercedes-Benz with the launch of the eActros. The new electric truck boasts a maximum range of 400km, making it suitable for a wide range of operations. In addition, there is…

  • Connected vehicles milestone reached by Scania trucks

    Connected vehicles milestone reached by Scania trucks

    29th June 2021

    Connected vehicles have now become commonplace on UK roads, but Scania has announced it has 500,000 of them. The Swedish truck manufacturer states that the half a million vehicles are placed within 100 markets. In addition, they are providing a…

  • Prototype autonomous trucks prove popular in vehicle tests

    Prototype autonomous trucks prove popular in vehicle tests

    28th June 2021

    Prototype autonomous trucks from MAN have been put through their paces in a project with a Hamburg-based operator.  Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has trialed the technology at a container terminal in the German city. In addition, freight forwarding…

  • Bigger cabs leads to better comfort for Scania drivers

    Bigger cabs leads to better comfort for Scania drivers

    25th June 2021

    Bigger cabs in the premium segment are set to put driver comfort on a new level, thanks to Scania. The Swedish manufacturer has announced plans to offer its R and S series cabs with an extra 270mm length. Therefore, the…

  • DAF’s vision of the future becomes a virtual reality

    DAF’s vision of the future becomes a virtual reality

    24th June 2021

    DAF’s vision for its next truck generation – announced recently with the ZF, XG and XG+ – has its own app. Therefore, the new vehicles are available to view on computer screens and on mobile devices featuring augmented reality.  In…

  • Easing skills shortage possible with visas and training

    Easing skills shortage possible with visas and training

    23rd June 2021

    Easing skills shortage issues can be achieved through the use of season visas and funded training, says Logistics UK.   The industry body is urging the government to introduce the visa for European HGV drivers. As a result, the organisation…

  • One L of a truck: Mercedes-Benz reveals Actros L flagship

    One L of a truck: Mercedes-Benz reveals Actros L flagship

    22nd June 2021

    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled what it is calling the largest and most luxurious production Actros, the Actros L. The new truck comes less than two weeks after DAF took the wraps off its new range-topping XG+. Actros L features a number…

  • Adaptions of Renault trucks now available at French factory

    Adaptions of Renault trucks now available at French factory

    21st June 2021

    Adaptions of Renault trucks for customers are now easier thanks to an expansion of the company’s conversion services. Each Renault truck has a varied specification, depending on what the operator is using the vehicle for.  As a result, they need…

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