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Scania Introduces New Eco-Friendly OC13 Truck Engine

The OC13 truck engine is the latest offering from Scania. Promising to reduce emissions without hurting performance thanks to its use of natural gas or biogas, it offers advantages for long-haul operations and a variety of other scenarios. Announced last week, the engine is based on the same designs as the Swedish truck maker’s existing … Continue reading “Scania Introduces New Eco-Friendly OC13 Truck Engine”

Volvo Trucks wins Italy’s Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018

Volvo Trucks’ new natural gas and biogas trucks has won first prize in Italy’s Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018 with the new Volvo FH LNG. The trophy was handed over on November 7th at a ceremony in connection with the Ecomondo exhibition in Rimini, Italy, where the main emphasis was on the trucks’ high … Continue reading “Volvo Trucks wins Italy’s Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018”

Renault Sets X Tractor Challenge to Promote New Range T High Launch

The Range T High is set to launch in the UK and Ireland in the near future – the first time that a right-hand-drive edition of this truck has been sold. To celebrate its arrival, Renault Trucks has kick-started a creative X Tractor competition which also seeks to build up a bit of publicity surrounding … Continue reading “Renault Sets X Tractor Challenge to Promote New Range T High Launch”

E-Fuso Vision One Electric Truck Unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi Fuso has pulled back the curtains on the E-FUSO, an all-electric HGV which has wowed crowds at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show.  This larger model will follow in the footsteps of the firm’s E-Canter, a light-duty truck which provides zero-emissions capabilities and impressive performance credentials. And with the impending announcement of an electric truck … Continue reading “E-Fuso Vision One Electric Truck Unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show”

Volvo Plans Urban Truck Showcase and Operator Consultation at Freight in the City

Next month sees the Freight in the City event return to London, shining alight on the benefits and pitfalls of operating HGVs in modern urban environments. Volvo Trucks will be just one of the manufacturers in attendance, bringing with it a number of its latest FM series vehicles to showcase their cutting-edge features. Safety Standard … Continue reading “Volvo Plans Urban Truck Showcase and Operator Consultation at Freight in the City”