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Daimler Trucks unveils BharatBenz Reefer Truck for Vaccine Transportation in India
Posted on 28-Jan-2021

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), has unveiled the BharatBenz ‘BSafe Express’, a specialized reefer truck designed for the safe transportation of COVID-19 vaccines. Equipped with state-of-the-art connectivity, the BSafe Express uses newly developed refrigeration units that ensure the temperature and stability of the vaccines is accurately monitored and maintained at all stages of delivery. The reefer is mounted on the BharatBenz 2823R heavy-duty chassis.

At the premiere of the truck in the Indian capital Delhi, Mr. Satyakam ...

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Electrified truck and bus powertrain market revenues to grow by 24x between 2020 and 2030 in Europe and North America says Interact Analysis
Posted on 28-Jan-2021

Battery-packs will continue to account for over half of total forecast component revenue Strong price erosion predicted for all types of powertrain due to tough market competition Overall average prices to stay flat increase as medium & heavy-duty trucks take increasing market share.

Market research company Interact Analysis today released a new report – Electrified Truck and Bus Powertrain Pricing and Architecture – showing that revenues from powertrains will increase from under $1bn in 2020, to $6.8bn in 2025 and then on to $22.7b...

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Fleet Webinar To Focus On Latest Video Tech Developments
Posted on 28-Jan-2021

Fleet operators are encouraged to attend the latest free fleet safety webinar from Brake, the road safety charity’s Global Fleet Champions initiative, which will focus on developments in video technology and the impact on fleet and road safety.

The webinar, sponsored by MiX Telematics, is part of a series of webinars run through Global Fleet Champions, which shares best practice information and resources for addressing road risk.

Attendance at the webinar is free, and it is open to health & safety staff, fleet managers, senior...

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Introducing NZ’s new commercial vehicle aftermarket parts specialist
Posted on 28-Jan-2021

The Parts Hub is open for business – providing OE and quality aftermarket parts for the commercial vehicle sector, alongside a highly professional dismantling operation.

Launched by an experienced team of parts professionals with expertise across leading Japanese truck brands, The Parts Hub represents a fresh addition to the commercial parts market – with a seasoned understanding of the industry.

Parts Manager Kurt Dowson says that The Parts Hub’s goal is to be the number one go-to for reliable, expert parts supply for commerc...

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Keith Andrews begins operations in Palmerston North and Napier
Posted on 28-Jan-2021

Following the announcement in November that Keith Andrews had agreed to purchase First Commercials Limited, it is now confirmed that Palmerston North will operate as a sales,parts and service dealership for Mercedes-Benz trucks, FUSO trucks and buses and Freightliner. Napier will continue operating as a sales, parts and service dealership for FUSO trucks and buses.

The unveiling of these two new Keith Andrews dealerships follows those in Seaview (Wellington) and Porirua in late 2020, as the business consolidates on its appointment a...

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Launch of the new Volvo FM and FMX with crew cab for emergency vehicles
Posted on 28-Jan-2021

The new Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks are now available for use as emergency service vehicles with a crew cab for up to nine people. The new variants of the two models, developed in close cooperation with bodybuilders and the emergency services, have a number of improvements specially designed for fire and rescue service vehicles.

"We can now offer a very modern and comprehensive range of heavy-duty trucks on the market for emergency and fire services. The new variants of the Volvo FM and Volvo FMX are designed to provide members of...

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PACCAR and Aurora Form Strategic Partnership to Develop Autonomous Trucks
Posted on 28-Jan-2021

PACCAR and Aurora have signed a global, strategic agreement to develop, test and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. This collaboration will integrate PACCAR’s autonomous vehicle platform with the Aurora Driver to enhance the safety and operational efficiency of PACCAR’s customers.

In the strategic partnership, PACCAR provides autonomous-enabled vehicles with industry-leading quality, durability and reliability resulting from decades of engineering excellence and manufacturing investments, as well as aftermarket ...

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Advertorial - Schedule truck maintenance to prevent unplanned breakdowns
Posted on 22-Jan-2021

Preventative maintenance offers ample benefits, such as providing a more reliable fleet so staff can operate vehicles, and all other equipment, with confidence. Assets that are regularly maintained and monitored are less likely to break down unexpectedly. Further to this, it helps you maintain a digital back log of data to ensure compliance and safety throughout the business.

Teletrac Navman’s fleet management solution lets you easily manage WOFs, COFs, registrations and general servicing, such as ABC services, for your fleet. You c...

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