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The European Parliament wants safer and cleaner trucks
The MEPs have adopted a measure to allow truck manufacturers to use new conception plans that exceeds the actual weight and length limits.
Russian embargo : no financial aids from Europe for road transporters
Europea MPs have recently asked the European Commission for financial aid for road transporters that are being impacted by the Russian embargo on food. But due to lack of budget, each country has to deal with it on its own.
Fuels : exchange rate getting lower but prices are getting high
Fuel prices are going up in Europe for several weeks, after six months going down because of the fall of the crude oil prices. An increase that defies the market's logic according to the Opec.
Truck manufacturers : review of the mergers and acquisitions
« There are too many truck manufacturers in Europe. » Leif Johansson, CEO of AB Volvo from 1997 to 2011, said to a German magazine in 2010, and that we could expect mergers or acquisitions in the truck industry. This is exactly what happened, especially with the recent acquisition of Scania by the Volkswagen group, finalised in May 2014.
Driverless trucks tested in the Netherlands
On January 23rd, 2015, the Dutch government has allowed tests with driver-less trucks and cars on Dutch roads. This summer, TNO (Holland research institute) wants to experiment driver-less trucks in collaboration with DAF, het Havenbedrijf Rotterdam and Transport & Logistiek Nederland.
Renault Trucks will be exhibiting their latest construction trucks at the Intermat Trade Show
The French truck manufacturer will introduce their new construction ranges at the Intermat Trade Show in Paris from 20 to 25 April 2015.
New industrial vehicle registrations in the EU in 2014
The ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association) just published the numbers of new industrial vehicle registrations in the European Union. In total, with 531 910 immatriculations in 2014, the new industrial vehicle market is down -6,7 % compared to 2013. Let's take a closer look at the trucks, buses and coaches registrations in the EU.