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 […]
Plumb Centre owner Wolseley UK has purchased ten Daf CF85s as part of its fleet replacement programme.
However hard or soft Brexit turns out to be in March 2019, the uncertainty the government’s handling of the process has created is already damaging the UK truck market.
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 […]