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VW revs up its global CV ambitions - ANALYSIS

6 September 2016 | Colin Whitbread

Volkswagen’s intent to acquire a 16.6% (post dilution) stake in Lisle, Illinois-based Navistar, coupled with a strategic technology and supply cooperation and the establishment of a purchasing joint venture represents a significant step forward for the German company’s global ambitions, ambitions that have so far been tempered by a lack of presence in the North American heavy truck sector. 


What will a Tesla electric truck look like?

16 August 2016 | Dave Leggett

Just what would a Tesla electric freight truck look like? It’s a question that many in the auto industry have been asking after the latest visionary bulletin (Master Plan, Part Deux) from Tesla founder and talisman Elon Musk. 


Mazda changes pickup truck alliance - the week

15 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Biggest story of this week, as far as you lot were concerned, the announcement Mazda is to end a long-standing alliance with Ford on 'medium' pickup trucks and hitch up with Isuzu instead.


PSA claims class firsts for revamped van line

5 April 2016 | Graeme Roberts

PSA Peugeot Citroen is claiming a couple of firsts for its redesigned mid-size Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy/Dispatch model lines - a new, compact 4.6m long version and the availability of hands-free electric sliding side doors.


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Engine downsizing has peaked say Federal Mogul

4 July 2016 | Calum MacRae

In a wide-ranging interview, as part of Federal Mogul Powertrain’s recent Technology Briefing days held in Augsburg, Germany just-auto’s Calum MacRae interviewed the division’s Chief Technology Office, Gian Maria Olivetti. Mr Olivetti has been with Federal Mogul since 2007. Before Federal Mogul he enjoyed stints at Fiat Powertrain Technologies and Iveco. 


Interview with Ford of Britain's MD

18 September 2015 | Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, we caught up with Ford of Britain’s newly-appointed chairman and managing director Andy Barratt. Prior to taking up his new role he had served as Ford of Britain’s director of sales since 2011.

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Eaton shows 2-speed transmission for electric CVs

23 September 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Eaton, once a supplier of two-speed rear differentials for trucks, has developed a two-speed transmission for heavy- and medium-duty electric commercial vehicle applications to meet growing demand in Europe and other markets. The product will be in full production this autumn.


just-auto Plus only DEKRA test results for Mercedes-Benz trucks

23 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Despite drastically more stringent emission standards for nitrogen oxides and particulates, the fuel consumption of heavy trucks has been reduced by 22% over the last 20 years. This has now been...


Hankook to become OEM supplier for Scania

22 September 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Hankook is to be an OE supplier for various Scania heavy-goods trucks and buses in the future.


UK CV making dives in August

22 September 2016 | Graeme Roberts

UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing fell -12.2% in August, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 3,185 CVs were built in Britain, compared with 3,628 units in the same month of 2015 as the market readjusted following particularly strong growth in 2015.


just-auto Plus only Wabco unveils OnHand braking technology at IAA

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Wabco Holdings, a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, on 21 September, 2016, unveiled its innovative OnHand...


just-auto Plus only Wabco presents OnGuardMAX AEBS for CVs at IAA

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Wabco Holdings, a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, on 21 September, 2016 introduced its Intermix advanced...


just-auto Plus only Wabco presents OnCity urban turning assist for CVs

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Wabco Holdings, a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, on 21 September, 2016, announced its OnCity urban turning...


just-auto Plus only Volvo's SuperTruck exceeds DOE programme goals

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volvo Trucks North America on 15 September 2016 unveiled an innovative SuperTruck demonstrator whose combination of advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies achieved a...


just-auto Plus only Tenneco supplies after-treatment systems to MAN

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Tenneco, on 21 September, 2016, announced that it is supplying after-treatment technologies to MAN Truck & Bus for its compact 12.4L, six-cylinder diesel engines. The MAN engines are installed...


just-auto Plus only Scania trucks provide best aerodynamic performance

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Aerodynamic characteristics were a key focus for Scania as it developed its new generation of trucks. The record-low levels of air drag in the range significantly reduce both fuel consumption and...


just-auto Plus only Iveco world premieres Z Truck, zero-impact vehicle

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Iveco presents its world premiere Iveco Z Truck, the long-haul concept truck that breaks away from every constraint to be a zero-impact vehicle for a totally sustainable transport...


just-auto Plus only Eaton presents ADAS dock assist feature at IAA

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Power management company Eaton has developed an autonomous driving system for commercial vehicles that will initially allow for self-docking of a commercial truck. The announcement was made on 21...


just-auto Plus only Continental/TomTom partner over data archiving

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

TomTom Telematics and Continental have announced a collaboration to create a more efficient data archiving solution for HGVs. The alliance brings together Europe’s number one fleet management...


Volkswagen shows electric Crafter van at Hanover

21 September 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has rolled out a production-ready e-Crafter electric concept van at the commercial vehicle show in Hanover.


just-auto Plus only Tata Motors launches new Signa range in India

20 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Furthering initiatives for an enhanced customer purchase experience of its Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles Range, Tata Motors today showcased over 40 different products – from haulage...


just-auto Plus only Faurecia signs cooperation agreement on EHPG test

15 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Faurecia announces the signature of a cooperation agreement with Renault Trucks (Volvo Group) and Exoès to test the performance of its EHPG (exhaust heat power generation)...


just-auto Plus only Fuso launches new heavy-duty truck in Kenya

13 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, cooperating with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) under the umbrella of...


Calais turns to RHA for migrant crisis solution

12 September 2016 | Simon Warburton

Calais' regional president has asked the UK Road Haulage Association (RHA) to put forward a plan to end the deteriorating security situation at the port, as reports emerge of nightly attempts by migrants attempting to break into lorries.


Knorr-Bremse acquires tedrive Steering Systems

12 September 2016 | Simon Warburton

Knorr-Bremse has completed its acquisition of tedrive Steering Systems based in Wülfrath, Germany, with the transaction approved by the antitrust authorities.


Send in military urges RHA as Calais chaos spirals

8 September 2016 | Simon Warburton

Britain's Road Haulage Association (RHA) is urging the French government to send its army to disperse migrants massing at Calais, while branding the UK's decision to build a new wall at the Port, "a waste of money."



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