Renault Trucks has launched its long-awaited Euro-6 range of trucks at a glitzy two-day event in Lyon in front of almost 10,000 staff, operators, dealers and press. The decision to completely replace its entire range from 10t to 44t at once is risky, but the firm and its parent Volvo are confident that the seven year, €2bn design process has produced a truck that will capture market share from key rivals such as Daf and MAN. Renault says it took […]
Logistic company Kuehne + Nagel has sold its Renault Trucks dealership RH Commercial Vehicles for an undisclosed sum, a year after it bought its parent company The RH Group for £66.9m. The new owners of the East Midlands dealership, that employs 55 people, include its current MD Nigel Baxter and general manager Paul Pearson, who becomes commercial director, as well as Neville and Peter Baxter. Last year the dealership turned over £16m from sales, parts and servicing from its head […]
Throughout the year The Hub – Motortransport.co.uk’s business blog – has brought you the real stories behind the headlines. So, without further ceremony, here are some of the many highlights of the year.
Readers of a certain age may recall an astonishing episode in the US truck industry in 1998 when seven big engine manufacturers, including the likes of Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel and Volvo were accused by the US government’s Environmental Protection Agency of “cycle-busting.” Put simply, the EPA alleged that engines’ electronic management systems had so-called “defeat devices” that meant the engines automatically adopted a different emissions strategy during the statutory type-approval emissions test cycle. The engines could meet the emission […]