Daimler Trucks North America partners with Zonar Telematics on remote programming offering

Daimler Trucks North America have partnered with telematics corporation Zonar to offer customers over-the-air engine programming. By offering unique applications and solutions, Zonar have developed a system whereby a variety of parameters such as speed limiter settings will be programmable...

Isuzu Trucks offers genuine parts at reduced cost

 “The advantage of having Isuzu genuine OEM parts fitted in the truck in the event of a breakdown is that the same parts that were used to build the truck are fitted, thus prolonging the life cycle of the vehicle.” It...

Oshkosh corporation awarded $677.1 Million Military contract

Oshkosh Corporation – the designer and builder of the world’s toughest speciality trucks and truck bodies – has been awarded a United States military contract worth $677.1-million. The venture will include a budget of $433.3-million dedicated to the refurbishment of...

Walmart Makes Waves

Walmart, in conjunction with Peterbilt Trucks, is in the final stages of development of the Walmart Wave – a look into the conglomerate’s fleet of the future. The Wave’s streamlined svelte shape provides it with 20% less drag when compared...

Team of Russian “Daredevils” to head to North Pole using a Burlak custom Truck

A team of eight self-proclaimed “daredevils” from Russia are set to become the first to drive to the geographic North Pole –  after two previously successful Russian expeditions to the area using custom 6x6 ATV’s. The Burlak – a Russian...

European Truck Platooning Challenge set to test technology

The Netherlands has initiated the European Truck Platooning Challenge, a world first cross border project involving smart, semi-autonomous trucks, set to begin on April 6th. Participating manufacturers include DAF Trucks, Iveco, Daimler Trucks, MAN Truck and Bus, Volvo Group, and...

Three millionth Sprinter rolls off the line

Mercedes-Benz Vans has produced its three millionth Sprinter van. Since launch in 1995, the model has been available in over 130 countries with 2015 marking its most successful growth period in terms of sales, global uptake registering a rise...

Imperial readies for new BEE codes

Earlier this month draft B-BBEE sector codes for the road freight transport and logistics industry were issued for comment by the Department of Transport (DoT), with a 60-day window provided for public response. The proposed changes include amendments to allocated...

Trials for hybrid electric-drive tandem trailer

In what is regarded as an industry first, a team from American engineering conglomerate Hyliion Inc has developed a hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem which promises transport operators substantial fuel savings and a quick return on investment. The unit captures energy...

Volkswagen introduces Vivo Xpress

Volkswagen has extended its Polo Vivo line-up through the introduction of the Xpress, a half-ton commercial vehicle that’s the brainchild of managing director Thomas Schaefer. A company spokesman says the model was designed and developed locally in response to requests...