Anyone feeling slightly underwhelmed by the external changes to the new Volvo FH, launched virtually earlier this year and witnessed by Diesel News European Correspondent, Will Shiers, should be slightly happier with the new Volvo’s inside story. The Swedish truck maker hasn’t gone overboard, but it is a considerable improvement over its predecessor. Read more
The world’s trucking press was forced to tune in to a live on-line broadcast to take a look at the new face-lifted FH and FH16 at its global launch. Fortunately, Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, witnessed Volvo launching four new trucks, as a live online broadcast, interacting with the event from his office computer. Read more
It is too early to tell whether we are seeing a possible structural change in the truck market as the May truck sales figures, released by the Truck industry Council, reflect the disruption caused by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
Despite disruption caused by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in Europe, Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, witnessed the show when Volvo virtually launched four new trucks as a live online broadcast, interacting with the event from his office computer. Read more
An announcement from Volvo Group and Daimler Truck sees two of the biggest truck makers in the world joining forces and getting really serious about fuel cell trucks. The two global giants are forming a joint venture for large-scale production of fuel cells with the aim of having heavy duty fuel cell trucks on the road in just over five years time.
This week is seeing a new concept from a truck manufacturer, as Volvo launch new truck models by social media. Read more
Launching its ‘Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions’ project, Volvo Trucks showed electric conventional trucks running under camouflage as part of its first look at its North American heavy duty battery-electric project trucks. Read more
After a year when there were signs of some changes in the Australian truck market, 2019 ended with the situation where Isuzu and Kenworth are still on top of the rankings. Isuzu came through with 22.7 per cent of all trucks sold in the year, while Kenworth still predominate with 18.5 per cent of heavy duty truck sales, in the Truck Industry Council sales results for 2019. Read more
A non-binding Memorandum of Understanding between Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors has been signed to pave the way towards Isuzu taking over UD Trucks. According to a statement released the idea is ‘to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles in order to capture the opportunities in the ongoing transformation of the industry’.
An announcement by Volvo Trucks this week sees electric trucks heading further up the weight scale. Many efforts so far are in the local distribution field, but longer distances are now being contemplated. Read more