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Volvo Reports Q1 Orders in Europe Up 11%

Volvo Reports Q1 Orders in Europe Up 11%

For the first time in the last six quarters Volvo reported order growth as customers in Europe prepare to replace their old vehicles before tougher emission rules. Volvo said that during the first quarter sales contracts increased 11% to 61,045 trucks, compared with the same period last year. In Europe, […]

DAF Trucks increased its market share in the EU in 2012

DAF Trucks increased its market share in the EU in 2012

DAF Trucks has strengthened its position on the European truck market last year, reaching a record market share of 16 percent in the heavy segment (16 tons+). This makes DAF the second largest heavy truck brand in the EU, behind Mercedes-Benz. Moreover, DAF is leading the market in the heavy […]

Scania and PostNord Close Deal for Heavy Trucks

Scania and PostNord Close Deal for Heavy Trucks

PostNord and Scania closed a deal according to which the automaker will supply heavy trucks for the distribution of packages and letters in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. “The deal confirms that Scania has trucks for both local and long haul transport services that meet PostNord’s requirements for quality and for […]

MAN SE Q1 profit falls 23 percent

MAN SE Q1 profit falls 23 percent

German truck maker MAN SE posted first-quarter operating profit of around 250 million euros ($332.5 million) – down 22.9 percent from the prior year, due to the strong competition in several markets. “We currently perceive strong pressure on margins, especially in stagnating markets that we have to and will counter […]

The 2,000,000th Kamaz Truck

The 2,000,000th Kamaz Truck

Kamaz, Russia’s leading automobile manufacturer, has celebrated on February 15th, the 2,000,000th truck to roll off the factory conveyor. Since the first Kamaz-5320 produced 36 years ago, the model has undergone many changes during this time. The 2,000,000th Kamaz-6522 truck is equipped with a reliable and low-consumption 400 hp Common […]

MAN Plans Profit from Brazil

MAN Plans Profit from Brazil

The new emissions standards in Brazil will have a great impact over the German truck maker MAN SE profit, which expects a 15% fall in the first half, but has a backup plan. Unfortunately truck operators have brought new vehicles before the stricter emission requirements became a law, downsizing demand. […]

DAF to build new plant in Brazil

DAF to build new plant in Brazil

PACCAR Inc – the third largest manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks in the world held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new DAF assembly plant in Ponta Grossa, Brasil on January 9, 2012. Brazil’s truck industry is one of the world’s most promising. New vehicle registrations of locally made and imported heavy […]