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76 MAN electric buses for Norway’s green capital

76 MAN electric buses for Norway’s green capital

No other capital city in the world has a higher proportion of electric cars than Oslo. Trams and ferries are powered by electricity from hydropower. And more and more electric buses are also on the road in Oslo. The Norwegian transport operator Unibuss, for example,...

STOP. LOOK. WAVE. VOLVO

STOP. LOOK. WAVE. VOLVO

More than 260,000 people under the age of 19 die in traffic accidents around the world every year, according to the World Health Organization. Too many of these accidents involve trucks and buses. In 2015, Volvo Trucks took a step towards trying to improve this...

Drivers desperately wanted

Drivers desperately wanted

The shortage of truck and bus drivers is still strong in Europe. The latest survey by the IRU (World Road Transport Organisation) forecasts two million vacant posts in 2026 in the absence of incisive interventions. In the first nine months of 2022, the demand for...

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...