DAF Looks Good on Saving Fuel

Following the latest release in Europe, Diesel News’ Europe Correspondent, Brian Weatherley, reckons DAFs look good on saving fuel. He has seen them, and driven them. DAF says its latest CF and XF represent ‘pure excellence’.   According to Ron Borsboom, DAF’s chief engineer, director of product development and board member: “One of the things where we feel we do a pretty good job is we are close to our customers, and we understand...

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Protecting the Vulnerable

In a bid to protect vulnerable road users, or VRUs (that’s primarily cyclists and pedestrians), Transport for London (TfL), the authority that regulates all surface transport in the city, has unveiled its very own Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for trucks working in the capital of the UK. Last year, London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan and TfL officially-launched the DVS pledging to (in the words of the accompanying press release): “Rid London of...

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Trucks Will Be Very Different

From 2020, in London, the kind of trucks will be very different from those currently entering the city. Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Brian Weatherley, reports on the latest moves to boost direct driver vision in the nation’s capital. What’s happening in London today could well happen in Sydney, Brisbane or Perth tomorrow. No? Don’t be so sure (in fact, it’s beginning to happen in Melbourne now). In a bid to reduce the number...

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The Streets of London

On the streets of London, the CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) ticking for truck owners in the UK capital. There’s been a growing debate in the UK on how to avoid collisions between commercial vehicles and cyclists. Truck makers are showcasing the designs they have come up with to avoid cyclist fatalities.   In 2011, an analysis of nine cycling fatalities involving trucks in London discovered that seven of them...

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Truck Of The Future From Renault

Although they do not play in the Australian market, the Truck Of The Future From Renault may be of interest to our operators. It is an attempt to optimise fuel use and utilises different technologies from a range of component suppliers.     Renault Trucks recently unveiled the latest in its series of on-road mobile laboratories designed to find ways to maximise fuel efficiency. After originally starting the ball rolling with...

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