Author: Simon

5 most annoying driving habits

Jeez. What is it with drivers?

Off-the-shelf trucks from Mercedes

The WorkReady programme from Mercedes-Benz Trucks provides operators with off-the-shelf trucks at very short notice.

Long-range camera catches drivers 1km away

It’s a common sight: motorists travelling too fast on the motorway and slamming on their brakes when they see a police car.

Trucker shortage spreading across Europe

The trucker shortage is now spreading across Europe at an alarming rate, says a report from the International Road Haulage Union (IRU).

Truck price fixing hearing set for June

The hearing to decide whether truck cartel compensation claims can go ahead will be heard in June. An order has been issued to earmark 3-7 June for the Competition Appeal Tribunal to decide on the application to bring collective claims.

Beware, dirty trucks ahead

Truckers have been warned that dirty trucks could cause safety risks. According to Australia’s National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, dirt on truck parts could mean dangerous flaws are missed during visual safety inspections.

BYD takes on trucks

BYD Auto, the Chinese electric car manufacturer is branching out from buses to trucks. Recently launched in Spain, the pedestrian pallet truck was one of a number of new BYD vehicles. These electric trucks and vans are already sold in China and other markets, but not in Europe. BYD have confirmed that it will be launching a range of 100% electric heavy vehicles. Speaking about the launch, Isbrand ...

Digitising the trucking supply chain

As ecommerce harnesses an increasing amount of technology, it’s no surprise that these technologies have started to make their way down the supply chain.

Renault’s 2019 models comply with CO2 emissions regs

Renault’s Euro-6 Step D-compliant drivelines for its new 2019 models deliver fuel savings compared to current generation trucks.

Does Convoy have all the answers?

Trucking is a lucrative industry and there are plenty of startups keen to get in on the action. Convoy is just one. The brainchild of two former Amazon employees, this startup uses technology to connect truck drivers with companies that need to move freight.

Are McKinsey’s predictions a bit optimistic?

At the end of last year, McKinsey painted a pretty rosy picture of autonomous trucking. The report set out the consulting firm’s forecast for the future of autonomous truck development, and its cost implications.

10-year countdown to autonomous trucks?

New research has revealed that 76% of transport companies think autonomous trucks will be a viable option within the next decade.

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