Fowler Welch has revealed to MT that it is running an extensive Euro-6 trial, ahead of its planned fleet replacement purchasing next year. Nick Hay, MD of the chilled, ambient and FMCG operator, said the company will be trialling 24 Euro-6 tractor units, comprising: five each from MAN, Mercedes-Benz and Scania, due for delivery by December this year; four from Daf, which will be on the road by January; and five from Volvo, which have already started working out of […]
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 […]
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A trio of young technicians has graduated from the Mercedes-Benz apprenticeship programme.