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Scania financial report for 2011

Leif Östling, President and CEO of Scania has told PowerTorque: “Scania’s earnings for the full year amounted to SEK 12,398 m. Higher vehicle and service volume was offset by a significantly stronger Swedish krona, a higher cost level and a changed market mix. Deliveries amounted to a record of 80,108 vehicles. Order bookings for trucks decelerated during the second half ...

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Volvo kicks more goals in the US.

According to retail sales data compiled by WardsAuto Group, Volvo Trucks in 2011 recorded the North American heavy-duty truck industry’s largest market share gain of the year. Volvo also hit a company record market share of 12.1 percent of the combined U.S. and Canadian retail market, and reached record penetration levels for its proprietary engines and innovative I-Shift automated manual ...

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Volvo restructures global operations.

The Volvo Group has restructured its truck organisation by breaking down the marketing and sales responsibility for the Group’s truck brands into three geographic areas. However, brands and product strategies will still be managed at a global level. At the beginning of 2012, Claes Nilsson, formerly President Europe Division, took over responsibility for the Group’s largest truck brand, Volvo Trucks. ...

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JAC Joins Wheelans Group In New Zealand

Leading North Island truck dealer, Wheelans Group, has become the latest to commit to fast growing Chinese brand JAC trucks. JAC is the latest brand to be added to the Wheelans Group which is one of NZ’s leading multi-franchise truck dealers offering a complete package for the truck industry. Truck & Trailer Hire Ltd, part of the Wheelans Group, will ...

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Seven Years On Top For UD’s Heavy Hitters

UD Trucks continues to dominate Japanese manufacturers in the over 350HP heavy-duty truck bracket, claiming the top spot in the yearly sales race for the seventh year running. The result comes on top of the launch mid-year of the Quon Euro 5 spec series, which further refined the company’s successful Euro 4 product, with several new features added to the ...

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HINO WINS AGAIN AT DAKAR

Hino has again asserted its dominance of the global rally circuit by notching up another win at the 2012 Dakar Rally in South America. Hino Team Sugawara recorded victory in the under-10 litre truck class for a top 10 overall placing. Significantly, the completion of this year’s race marked the 21st consecutive occasion that a Hino truck has entered and ...

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Iveco PowerStar wins Dakar

All in all, 97 motorcycles, 12 quads, 78 cars and 60 trucks made it to the finishing line of the 33rd Dakar, i.e., 249 of the 443 vehicles which started the rally in Mar del Plata. Today will go down in history as the first time the Dakar rally was won by Gerard de Rooy and the Italian constructor Iveco. ...

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The Old Girl

Good morning. I picked up a copy of your magazine for my husband…issue 43 oct nov and had a bit of a smile to myself. I don’t know what anyone looking on might have thought as I thumbed through the pages to find the article on the old girl but I knew Nick[husband] would have an even bigger grin on ...

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New Mercedes-Benz Actros voted “Truck Of The Year 2012”

Stuttgart/Kortrijk – On the occasion of the international specialist trade fair “Trailer 2011” in Kortrijk, Belgium, an international expert jury awarded the new Mercedes-Benz Actros the title of “Truck Of The Year 2012”. The industry journalists, coming from 24 European countries and specialised in commercial vehicles, voted the flagship from the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle fleet the best truck of the ...

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TWU MUST REPORT UNSAFE CUSTOMERS TO POLICE

The Transport Workers’ Union must immediately provide the police with the details of the industry clients it says are pressuring drivers to speed or drive while fatigued, the manager of ATA NSW, Jill Lewis, said today. ATA NSW is the member association for NSW trucking operators. Ms Lewis was responding to a TWU survey showing that 27 per cent of ...

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