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US: Obama wants more efficient trucks, but will they be affordable?


Recently, President Obama announced it intends to call for new regulations that would see medium and heavy-duty trucks in the States become even more fuel-efficient and eco friendly. Analysts now question whether the independent truck drivers would be able to cope with the costs. Independent truck drivers fear the worst – they would be the big losers as they are already ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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