DB Schenker has given the thumbs up to introducing truck platoons within its operation, after completing a seven month trial in live traffic of the technology. The seven month trial, sponsored by the German government and operated by DB Schenker, MAN Truck & Bus and Fresenius University, saw two electronically-linked loaded trucks driven 15 to 21 meters apart over a total of 35,000 km on Autobahn 9 between the Nuremberg and Munich branches of DB Schenker. Reporting the trial’s results […]
MAN Truck & Bus UK has appointed Simon Elliott MD following the departure of Des Evans due to ill health.
DAF engineers to be behind the wheel when HGV platoon trial takes to UK roads within the next few months
The UK’s first on-road HGV platooning trial will begin in spring next year with a convoy of three wirelessly connected DAF trucks driven in the first phase by the manufacturer’s engineers, Highways England has confirmed.
Operators appear to be ramping-up their Euro-5 purchasing activity ahead of the Euro-6 emissions deadline, a leading financing and vehicle leasing company has said.