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Trial of Natural Gas Trucks Gets Under Way in ‘Dedicated to Gas’ Project

A number of the nation’s largest transport firms have committed to kick-starting a switch from traditional diesel-powered HGVs to more eco-friendly alternatives fueled by either compressed or liquefied natural gas. Transporter Engineer reports that this latest trial involves the likes of supermarket chain Asda and will see a total of 81 brand new trucks rolled … Continue reading “Trial of Natural Gas Trucks Gets Under Way in ‘Dedicated to Gas’ Project”

Isuzu Announce Raptor Tough and Protective Coating for D-Max Pick Ups

Isuzu have announced the addition of Raptor Tough and Protective coating to their selection of accessories.  Although the traditional option for unprotected flat-beds has been an ABS Plastic Load Liner designed to give some protection. However, this choice can leave pick-up trucks vulnerable to scratches and damage, often caused by awkward loads. Raptor has been … Continue reading “Isuzu Announce Raptor Tough and Protective Coating for D-Max Pick Ups”

Mitsubishi Begins Manufacturing Electric Fuso Canter

The first Fuso eCanter models are set to roll out of Mitsubishi’s latest production facility in Portugal after the Japanese firm began the building process this week, according to Transport Engineer. The electric variant of the Canter truck is an especially important launch because it is the first vehicle of its kind to run solely … Continue reading “Mitsubishi Begins Manufacturing Electric Fuso Canter”

Volvo Trucks Created Record-Breaking Marketing Campaign

A new push to promote Volvo Trucks’ products on the global marketplace has centred around a successful attempt to set a record for the biggest ever item ‘unboxed’ in the history of YouTube, according to The Drum. The event, which focused on the Swedish brand’s North American operations, was attended by official representatives of Guinness … Continue reading “Volvo Trucks Created Record-Breaking Marketing Campaign”

Aerodynamic Stralis Adaptation Offered by Iveco

Double-deck trailers can prove to be problematic in terms of fuel efficiency as a result of the increased drag they produce if this is not properly taken into account by the design of the tractor that is hauling them. Thankfully, a new partnership between Iveco and air management firm Aerodyne has resulted in new solutions … Continue reading “Aerodynamic Stralis Adaptation Offered by Iveco”