Solutrans, the international show for road and urban transport solutions, will open its doors for four days starting 21 November 2017. This year the show is focusing on the future of the sector and the effects of new technology.
Electric commercial vehicles have a place in the industry, but not at heavier weights. At least, that was the popular view, until Daimler unveiled their full-electric 26 tonne rigid chassis. Ian Norwell reports from the company’s Stuttgart headquarters and test track.
The world’s biggest exhibition – the BAUMA construction and mining trade fair in Munich – is so vast, you need to be sharply focused when you go there. We talked to Iveco about their less well-known all-wheel drive chassis, and to Cummins, to ask if we can pick up any tips from their off-highway engine technology. Ian Norwell reports for Fleet Street.
IT might seem like a good time to be a long-haul trucker: More than ever, the American economy relies on hundreds of thousands of 18-wheelers to move goods across the country. But the industry is in crisis, with drivers leaving in droves because of low pay and poor working conditions.