Volvo Trucks Launches A Unique Gearbox For Heavy Trucks

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Volvo Trucks is now launching I-Shift Dual Clutch – the first automated transmission for heavy vehicles with a dual clutch system. Thanks to power-shift gear changes torque is maintained without any interruption in power delivery and, as a consequence, the truck does not lose any speed during gear changes. For the driver, the result is […]

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Tradeouts Boosts Dealer Confidence with Free HPI Checks

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Tradeouts.com has partnered with HPI, the vehicle history specialist, to be the first trade site to check the history of every vehicle it has for sale. Tradeouts, which recently reported daily listings in excess of 10,000 trade vehicles, will now check all vehicles with HPI for theft and write-off status, saving dealers time, money and […]

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New Smartphone App Provides Information On EU Road Traffic Rules

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What is the speed limit on Spanish motorways? Do I need to wear a helmet when I cycle in Sweden? What safety equipment must I always have in the car when driving in Slovakia? From now on, road users do not need to spend a lot of time searching for this information. They can have […]

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Impact Handling Targets In-plant Tractor Market

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Materials handling specialist Impact Handling is introducing a new range of specialist distribution, terminal, Ro-Ro and heavy-duty tractor units into the UK, following its appointment as sole distributor for MAFI Transport Systems. Built in Germany, the MAFI range comes with a choice of Cummins, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo engines, plus Allison or ZF transmissions, depending on […]

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NEW FORD COURIER AWARDED FOUR NCAP STARS

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Ford’s new Tourneo Courier has missed NCAP’s full five star rating that has been awarded to the Tourneo Custom and the Tourneo Connect, falling short by one star.  The organisation does not test the commercial vehicle variants, but the results of the people carrying versions of vans are worth taking note of. The area that […]

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New Navara Revealed in Thailand

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We can get a sneak preview of how the next release of Nissan’s new Navara will look, since the new model has been launched in Thailand. With design cues from the Murano and more recent facelift of the Qashqai passenger cars, the Navara’s new face is less aggressive than the outgoing model. The new pick up […]

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VAUXHALL LAUNCH NEW VIVARO VAN WITH STUNT FILM

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Taking a leaf out of Volvo Trucks’ book, Vauxhall have opted to use YouTube as a medium to promote their new Vivaro. Under the auspices of an ‘extreme’ test procedure in its Kimpton Road plant at Luton, the company says that the tests, were, “designed to validate the agility, durability and safety of every new […]

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Cummins Receives Funding To Develop New Stop-Start Technology

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Cummins has announced that it has been successful in its application for funding to support the development of new stop-start engine capabilities, improving commercial vehicle fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. UK government innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, is providing £4.9 million funding for the £9.9 million project, which involves Cummins facilities in Darlington, […]

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Transporter And Multivan Offered With Second, More Powerful Engine

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The fuel-efficient BlueMotion versions of the Transporter and Multivan will now be offered with a second, more powerful engine version. With the 103-kW/ 140-PS engine, the Multivan BlueMotion consumes just 6.4 litres of fuel per 100km, while the new Transporter BlueMotion consumes just 6.2 litres per 100 km. The price of the Transporter BlueMotion is […]

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Third Generation Iveco Daily Arrives In Europe

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The third generation of the Iveco Daily has arrived on the European Market, with a brand new look. However, although 80% of components have been redesigned, the New Daily has preserved its classic ladder frame chassis structure. Important design changes have seen handling and carrying capacity improved, with optimised loadspace abilities and more accessible load […]

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