European truck makers collaborate to develop charging network

Volta Trucks has unveiled the first running prototype chassis of its fully-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle, designed for inner-city logistics. The Volta Zero chassis has been designed and built using the proposed production specification frame and drivetrain components of the finished vehicle. This includes the battery supplied by Proterra and an eAxle integrated rear axle, electric

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A reserve for the consequences of Brexit

On 29 April, the EU Member States approved the Council’s ‘Brexit adjustment reserve’. This €5 billion fund is intended to support industries that are directly affected by the UK’s departure from the EU. The distribution of the sum between countries depends on the “value of fish caught in the UK’s exclusive economic zone, the importance

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Truck parts shortage intensifies, extending to ‘common parts’

Fleet maintenance teams are struggling to source many of the truck parts they need as suppliers face shortages of commodities from microchips to rubber. “It’s really starting to dribble down into common parts,” said Darry Stuart of DWS Fleet Management, during an online Fleet Talk presentation for the spring meeting of the American Trucking Association’s

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Aerotruck’s ‘skirts’ on European trucks

  The Russian start-up has adopted aerodynamic equipment to reduce fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions. The first destination after Russia is France, with FM Logistic. From the United States, the technology arrives in Europe via Russia. Aerotruck, a start-up launched last year by Russian and American entrepreneurs, proposes to increase the aerodynamics of trucks

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The difficulties of road transport in Europe

The increase in competition caused by the arrival of Eastern players poses several difficulties for road transport in Europe. They range from internal struggles between the various players to nibble at a small part of a market share to the challenges planted by recruitment. We tell you a little bit more about it in the

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The future of road transport in Europe

Road transport in Europe takes the path traced by European Union.  As political decisions are made, physical borders between states are erased, but also economic barriers.   Nevertheless, the subject still deserves much thought and awaits solutions for situations that are likely to slow or delay its expansion. The Point in following developments: The current

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