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Volvo wants fewer trucks in urban rush-hour traffic
30 January, 2018
Volvo
Volvo Trucks has announced it will start selling electric trucks in Europe, to drastically reduce noise and exhaust emissions, and open up new ways to manage logistics. According to Volvo, this will allow more transport assignments to be carried out at night. read more
UD Trucks gaining ground
23 January, 2018
UD Trucks
The new Croner range, launched in June 2017, helped the manufacturer claim the second position in this portion of the market with a 19.53% share.   It was also the top performing Japanese manufacturer in the extra heavy commercial vehicle segment with a 9.24% market share. read more
Rand Drives Fuel Down
17 January, 2018
Rand Drives Fuel Down
Fuel prices are set for a hefty drop after the Rand's strong performance against the US dollar, despite increases in international petroleum prices during December. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) based on unaudited month-end fuel data released... read more
Nokian Heavy Tyres to increase its production capacity by 50%, investing EUR 70 million in Nokia
17 January, 2018
Nokian tyres
Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd, part of the Nokian Tyres group, is increasing its production capacity by 50% by investing total approximately EUR 70 million in its factory in Nokia over the following three years. With the capacity increase, approximately 50 new people... read more
New battery system provides better driver comfort and more reliable starts
17 January, 2018
UD Trucks
Volvo Trucks is introducing a new battery system for Volvo FH and Volvo FM, which provides sufficient power for all in-cab functions while also reducing the risk of standstill due to discharged batteries. "Drivers can enjoy improved comfort and living conditions... read more
Half a million and counting as major engine milestone marked
17 January, 2018
JCB
A JCB business which has powered its way to international success today celebrated the production of half a million engines - enough to stretch from London to Paris. Four cylinder diesel engines first began rolling off the line at JCB Power Systems in Derbyshire. read more
New-truck market expected to grow by 1.5% in 2018, says UD Trucks
17 January, 2018
Truck market
The South African new-truck market continued its steady decline in 2017, dropping by 2.65% to 25 042 units, compared with the 27 011 units sold in 2016. The new-truck market reached 30 469 units in 2015 and 31 554 units in 2014. read more

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