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DAF XD awarded “International Truck of the Year 2023”

DAF XD awarded “International Truck of the Year 2023”

The New Generation DAF XD series was awarded "International Truck of the Year 2023" by a jury of 24 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists, representing 24 major trucking magazines throughout Europe. Just last year, the New Generation DAF XF, XG and XG⁺...

DAF CF Electric truck on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

DAF CF Electric truck on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

A DAF CF Electric with a 26-tonne GCW has become the first fully electric truck to tame Austria's highest mountain pass, the 48-kilometre Grossglockner High Alpine Road with 36 hairpin bends and 12% inclines. The accomplishment proves that zero-emission driving is...

India’s trucks are works of art

India’s trucks are works of art

Bedfords were first introduced to British India during World War II. This truck model and others similar to it stuck around, and since then they've been produced commercially throughout the country. But today, they’re not just functional and mundane — their...

Volvo: new safety system to protect cyclists and pedestrians

Volvo: new safety system to protect cyclists and pedestrians

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new safety system to detect other road users entering the blind spot on both sides of the truck. To increase safety and ease stress on the driver, Volvo Trucks is offering its new system which uses a dual radar on each side of the truck...

MAN eBus Roadshow fascinates people

MAN eBus Roadshow fascinates people

The MAN Electrifying Europe Tour starts in Munich on April 29. Ten days later, it ends in Limerick, where the MAN Lion's City 12 E will compete in the "International Bus Euro Test 2022". On its journey from Germany to Ireland, the all-electric city bus will travel...

The world’s northernmost electric Scania truck

The world’s northernmost electric Scania truck

A 19-tonne electric Scania truck has begun to operate regularly on Svalbard, Norway, one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. The Norwegian postal service Posten Norge now distributes all parcels, mail and freight in Longyearbyen municipality with electric...

DAF New Generation XG⁺ awarded “Best UK Diesel Tractor”

DAF New Generation XG⁺ awarded “Best UK Diesel Tractor”

The New Generation DAF XG⁺ has been awarded "Best UK Diesel Tractor" at the prestigious Fleet News Awards ’22. At the same occasion, the jury crowned the DAF LF ‘Best Two-axle Lightweight Rigid Truck’ and the DAF CF ‘Best Rigid Truck’. It is the fifth year in...

Women in trucking association

Women in trucking association

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced on March 8th the three finalists for the 2022 Driver of the Year award sponsored by Walmart Transportation. The third annual award recognizes outstanding female professional drivers who lead the industry in safety...

Truck Etape Béziers voted european truck parking of the year 2022

Truck Etape Béziers voted european truck parking of the year 2022

The French Truck Etape Béziers parking facility was voted European Truck Parking of the Year 2022 by ESPORG’s international jury, composed of representatives of leading road transport stakeholders and governmental and non-governmental institutions...