Truck manufacturers have responded to the combined €2.9bn (£2.5bn) fine they were issued by the European Commission (EC) yesterday (19 July). Five manufacturers were hit with the largest fine the EC has ever imposed for a cartel after it found that they had colluded for 14 years on truck prices and the timing of, and passing on the costs of, the introduction of emissions technology. Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler, which was hit with a €1bn fine, said it regretted what had […]
Gregory Distribution has opted to re-fleet with Scania trucks, with 300 units due to be delivered to the North Tawton, Devon-based operator during the next three-years. The decision to replace around two-thirds of Gregory’s vehicle fleet with Scanias comes after comparative fuel trials featuring trucks from four manufacturers. John Gregory, chief executive of Gregory Distribution, says: “The results were extremely encouraging and this, backed with factors such as driver appeal and the extensive range of maintenance services offered by Scania […]
Operators will not see longer, more aerodynamic truck cabs for at least another seven years after the European Parliament and EU countries last month agreed to prevent the introduction of such cabs until 2022.
Scania Group has made a SEK 3.8bn (£334m) provision in relation to the European Commission’s (EC’s) truck cartel investigation, but contests the EC’s view that it was involved in price-fixing.