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 […]
Sir Peter Hendy, commissioner at TfL, opened the fourth meeting of the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (Clocs) initiative with an admission: “I did not expect this activity to grow as quickly as it has.” He added later in his keynote speech: “You all work on relatively thin margins but you’re bursting with ideas about how to make things safer.”
Tyneside Express Transport has put three MAN TGX 440hp 6×2 tractors on the road, all with XXL sleeper cabs.
Simon Elliott, MD of MAN Truck & Bus UK, is to leave his role in the new year.