first electric trucks delivered

First Electric Trucks Delivered

Volvo Trucks has anounced that the first electric trucks delivered by the company are now working as garbage and distribution trucks for the waste and recycling company Renova, and the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, all operating in Sweden.

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looking back 18 years

Looking Back 18 Years

Diesel News has featured many stories from Brian Weatherley over the years, this time we are looking back 18 years at his first story. 18 years ago Brian considered MAN’s then-new TGA. In this, his last feature, he considers the Lion brand’s progress in the intervening years and its future prospects.

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technology hype

Nikola Electric Truck May be Heading for Australia

Diesel News’ US Correspondent, Steve Sturgess, reports the recently unveiled Nikola electric truck may be heading for Australia. This week saw the unveiling of a new cabover truck from the pioneering Nikola brand in the US, aimed squarely at the European and Asia Pacific truck markets.

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new writer for Diesel on a record breaking run

New Writer for Diesel on a Record Breaking Run

An event organised in Europe has seen a new writer for Diesel on a record breaking run. Will Shiers from the UK will be taking over from regular European Correspondent, Brian Weatherley, in Diesel Magazine and Diesel News in 2019. Will drove an Iveco Stralis NP 460hp truck from the UK all the way to Madrid in Spain on one tank of LNG.

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the dashboard of the future

The Dashboard of the Future

Diesel News’ man in Europe, Brian Weatherley, left a recent Mercedes-Benz FutureLab seminar with a spinning head, wondering how exactly do you go about creating the dashboard of the future? 

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trucking in the UK

Trucking in the UK

In this video we have a snapshot of trucking in the UK, brought to us by the tireless Australian trucking campaigner, Rod Hannifey. Rod has just returned from a recent trip to the UK and the USA as a result of receiving the Churchill Fellowship funding to make the fast finding trip to check out the issues and possible solutions to common problems across the trucking industry.

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driving the new Ford prime mover

Driving the New Ford Prime Mover

Here we have a video about driving the new Ford prime mover, made in Turkey and aimed at taking on the European truck market. The Ford truck brand survives in Turkey, owned by the Ford Otosan company, based in Istanbul. 

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going for a dual clutch option

Going for a Dual Clutch Option

Not many vehicle manufacturers are going for a dual clutch option, but Volvo is one of them. The concept of a dual clutch is finally coming to heavy duty trucks in Australia, as an option for some Volvo truck buyers. Diesel News looks at the technology and its advantages.

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Clutch on Demand

Clutch on Demand

Ever since it was unveiled last year, we’ve been keen to try Scania’s optional clutch on demand (available on all models) which adds a clutch-pedal to the normal two-pedal Opticruise system. For low-speed manoeuvring or reversing you simply press the reinstated clutch pedal down, whereupon CoD activates an electrically-operated screw actuator to feed in the clutch—in other words, the driver effectively overrides the Opticruise auto by opening the clutch themselves. 

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first time for a truck made outside of Europe

First Time for a Truck Made Outside of Europe

4461The announcement of the winner of the International Truck of the Year has the prize awarded for the first time for a truck made outside of Europe. The new F-Max, produced by Ford Trucks in Turkey, has been elected International Truck of the Year for 2019 by a jury of 23 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists, representing 23 major trucking magazines from throughout Europe. 

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