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Surge in demand sees DPD increase truck order | TRANSPORT NEWS

The UK based Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has reported the rise in demand for home deliveries since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen parcel service DPD massively scale-up its planned order for new trucks. The company had been planning to order 80 new Mercedes-Benz trucks, including 50 Actros tractor units and 30 Atego 7.5-tonners, during 2020 ...

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Volkswagen in damage control as TRATON Group is restructured | TRANSPORT NEWS

TRATON Group, the megacompany that encompasses VW Commercial Vehicles, Scania, MAN and International Navistar has announced a major restructuring that sees the departure of its founding CEO Andreas Renschler, together with Joachim Drees, the former CEO of MAN Automotive.   The announcement was made by the company on Tuesday following a meeting of the Supervisory Board in Munich. Andreas Renschler moved ...

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June sale of commercial vehicles rocket upwards | TRANSPORT NEWS

Sales figures for June 2020 released by the Truck Industry Council record the best monthly sales EVER recorded in Australia. In total 4,620 heavy trucks and vans above 3.5t GVM were sold last month, eclipsing the previous best monthly result, that of June 2018, when 4,231 trucks were delivered. The major growth was in the small end of the heavy vehicle ...

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SmartCap Technologies announces partnership with Tytec Logistics  | TRANSPORT NEWS

Australian-based fatigue-monitoring software company SmartCap Technologies is expanding its key role in the nation’s transport industry following a partnership with Tytec Logistics. Tytec Logistics is a specialist off-the-road (OTR) tyre logistics and storage provider, which last year alone moved more than 30,000 OTR tyres across more than 2.5 million kilometers from their depots in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia ...

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Drive Now – Pay Later offer | TRANSPORT NEWS – Fuso Trucks

Fuso truck and bus division has introduced a ‘Drive Now – Pay Later’ option in response to the challenging economic environment, enabling customers who purchase selected Fuso models can benefit from a 90 day repayment-free period. Eligible customers can defer payments for two months, while Fuso will pay the third monthly payment on their behalf. Terms and conditions apply to ...

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600 drivers a day find rest stops with NHVR service centre maps | TRANSPORT NEWS

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) service centre map is proving popular, having been utilised by more than 600 people a day since it was launched on April 9. There are currently 420 service centres and roadhouses listed on the map, which is also available as a layer on the NHVR’s Route Planner. This allows drivers to access information about ...

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PERSONAL SAFETY | TRANSPORT NEWS – ZF announces massive investment to improve safety systems

ZF announces massive investment to improve safety systems Being a major international player in truck technology these days is not simply a case of having a good idea and finding someone else to fund its development. If you take a close look at ZF, here’s a global company, that doesn’t actually make any vehicles but is working behind the scenes ...

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HINO ROUND UP | TRANSPORT NEWS – Hino Bus

Hino Australia chose the 2019 BusVic Bus Expo and Maintenance Conference to showcase its small-sized Poncho bus, which is part of a unique and quickly emerging on-demand bus service currently operating in Sydney. The smaller capacity of the Hino Poncho helps drivers respond to commuter travel requirements in real time. “With an ultra-low floor design and kerb kneeling function, a ...

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KP Logistik orders 100 LNG trucks off Scania | TRANSPORT NEWS

In its largest single order to date, Scania will deliver 100 LNG fuelled trucks to KP Logistik, based in Stavenhagen, Germany. “With this strategic order for gas vehicles, we want pioneer more sustainable transport and set a good example for the transport industry,” says David Brokholm, Managing Director, KP Logistik GmbH. “Carbon emissions from natural gas trucks are lower than ...

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