As the first UK COVID-19 deaths were reported, so panic buying ensued, so that video of the two Australian women fighting over a trolley full of toilet rolls was replicated all over the UK, and within days the supermarket shelves were stripped bare of anything you could eat or wipe your posterior with, reports Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers.
Last year was an excellent year for heavy duty truck sales in the USA, but these are troubled times for the US truck market as 2020 looks uncertain for two reasons, the economic slowdown and the consequences of COVID-19. Charleen Clarke and Gianenrico Griffini report for Diesel News. Read more
Despite the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on many industries, trailer production is growing for Maxitrans. The company has moved ahead with plans to increase its production to support the uplift in demand for its semi-trailer brands.
Climbing up into the truck is a familiar experience, and the first impressions of the new DAF XF flagship remind us that the Europeans seem to match each other in step heights and widths, almost to the millimetre. Read more
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Judging by the latest data released by the Truck Industry Council, truck sales figures are holding up despite the enduring pandemic crisis which has made 2020 such an unpredictable year. Even without the advent of Covid-19 truck sales numbers were expected to fall substantially this year after a record breaking 2019. Read more
Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, sends us his dispatches from the UK frontline, where the transport industry coped admirably with COVID-19, giving truck drivers a much-needed PR boost. But for how much longer will they be flavour of the month? Read more
Fuso will introduce the world’s first all-electric light truck in Australia next February, when the Fuso eCanter, which produces zero exhaust pipe emissions becomes the first mass produced electric truck to go on sale in the country. Read more
With this new level of sophistication and in catching up with what is available in Europe, this latest launch can be seen as DAF’s great leap forward into the modern Australian trucking environment. We are no longer as suspicious of all of the latest gadgetry in our trucks and are willing to allow automated systems to do some of the heavy lifting if there is a productivity and safety gain, and there clearly is. Read more
The introduction of the UD Croner means it is all change for UD medium duty trucks as the integration of Volvo group technology across all of its brands and ranges becomes even more apparent. Read more