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Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric Scania trucks put to work
Posted on 22-Jan-2020

ASKO and Scania celebrate the start of operations of four hydrogen gas trucks with electric driveline and of ASKO's hydrogen gas station in Trondheim, Norway.

There is no one-size-fits-all-universal solution within electrification of heavy commercial vehicles. One of the technology tracks that Scania has explored with its customer ASKO is fuel cell electric trucks powered by hydrogen gas. This venture now goes into the next phase with four trucks being put into real operation in a pilot that is one of the first of its kind. T...

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ISUZU TRUCKS CLAIM UNPRECEDENTED 20TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AS NUMBER ONE
Posted on 22-Jan-2020

Isuzu Trucks has done it again, claiming the triple crown as Number One supplier of new light, medium and heavy commercial trucks for 2019. In doing so, Isuzu achieved an unprecedented 20th consecutive year as the top brand in terms of overall new truck sales.

"We are certainly humbled by this result, but also are incredibly proud of this achievement. We have listened to our loyal customers and worked hard to address areas which they identified as areas for improvement. For example, an increased focus on reliability has...

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Massive logistics behind transporting Karaka 2020 horses
Posted on 22-Jan-2020

More than 1,000 of New Zealand's finest thoroughbred yearlings will be trucked in and out of the Karaka 2020 sales over the next week in a massive logistics operation, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says.

"Thoroughbred breeding makes a strong contribution to the New Zealand economy and buyers from around the world will be opening their wallets to secure these talented horses, to the tune of about $80 million in total, during a week of sales in Auckland," Leggett says.

"These very valuab...

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New Actros available for the first time as an open car transporter
Posted on 22-Jan-2020

The new Actros is now on the road for the first time as an open car transporter for the Austrian logistics service provider Lagermax. With its new flagship from Mercedes-Benz Trucks, this family-owned company from Salzburg with 3600 employees makes its mark as an innovative leader in a fiercely competitive line of business.

"Lagermax has always sought technical solutions that increase productivity and guarantee profits," explains Lagermax Fleet Manager Franz Birgmann. For example, Predictive Powertrain Control: the intellige...

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TRT appointed as New Oceania Kobelco Crane Distributor
Posted on 22-Jan-2020

KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD. has announced the appointment of TIDD ROSS TODD LTD. ("TRT") as our new distributor covering KOBELCO-branded cranes in New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Fiji.

TRT and their Queensland-based subsidiary, TRT (Aust) Pty Ltd, will provide KOBELCO crane customers in the Oceania region with technical information, parts supply, and sales of new KOBELCO cranes.

This new partnership reflects both organisations commitment to outstanding customer service ...

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Country's fastest roads are saving lives
Posted on 15-Jan-2020

"My holiday reading included a Stuff article stating that two of the country's fastest roads are actually saving lives." says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport Forum.

"No one has died on either the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway, or the SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link Toll road, since they opened just over two years ago, figures released to Stuff show," the article said.

These roads are rated at 110kmh. The increased speed limit of 110kmh was implemented on 11 December, 2017, on both sections of road.
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