News & Information for the Professional Driver Association (PDA)

EPDA Announcement Feb 2024


The European Professional Drivers Association (EPDA) are pleased to announce that the Irish Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Minister Jack Chambers, will be the keynote speaker at the EPDA hosted International FitDrive workshop on the 17th of April in Dublin. […]

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Volvo Trucks unveils all-new Volvo VNL in North America


Volvo Trucks has launched a completely new Volvo VNL in North America to set new industry standards in heavy-duty trucking. Optimized aerodynamics and new technologies have improved fuel efficiency by up to 10%. This all-new truck features the next generation of enhancements to improve customer value, driver productivity, safety, and sustainability.

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EU Commission welcomes agreement on strong EU targets to reduce CO2 emissions from new trucks and urban buses


The European Commission welcomes today’s agreement between the European Parliament and Council on a provisional political agreement strengthening CO2 emissions standards for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) entering the EU market from 2030. The Regulation will set new ambitious CO2 emissions reduction targets for 2030, 2035 and 2040. The new standards will ensure that this segment of the road transport sector contributes to the shift to zero-emissions mobility and the EU’s 2030 climate ambitions and climate neutrality by 2050.

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In 2023, Daimler Truck managed to sell 3,443 electric vehicles globally (+277% over 2022)


“Our sales of battery-electric vehicles more than tripled compared to the previous year. We have expanded our product portfolio of battery electric vehicles for our customers in 2023 to ten different models. This is the foundation for future growth and underlines our aspiration to lead the transportation of the future”, commented Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Truck Holding AG.

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LATAM – Volvo has delivered its first electric trucks in Latin America


Volvo Trucks has delivered eight heavy electric trucks to customers in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. These orders represent Volvo’s first sales of zero-exhaust emission trucks to Latin America.

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EU FR – Renault Trucks unveils its DOLPHIN Research & Development project


Renault Trucks is continuing its investment in research in order to offer increasingly efficient, low-carbon vehicles that can adapt to changes in the transport industry. Through the collaborative DOLPHIN project, the manufacturer is set to develop an electric laboratory vehicle to pave the way for the future generation of electric long-haulage trucks. The aim is to assess the potential for technological innovation in terms of energy and environmental optimisation, safety, ergonomics and on-board comfort.

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EU – Euro 7, the EU Parliament and Council got a deal: stricter emissions thresholds for trucks and buses


The new regulation “sets more adequate rules for vehicle emissions and aims to further lower air pollutant emissions from road transport, and for the first time it covers cars, vans, and heavy-duty vehicles in one single legal act”. The new limits in details and the reaction of ACEA.

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CO2 targets unachievable without enabling conditions, warn European truck and bus manufacturers


Brussels, 24 October – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) repeats its call for a fit-for-purpose CO2 regulation for trucks and buses. Despite an unwavering commitment to decarbonisation and record investment levels in zero-emission vehicles by manufacturers, the proposed targets remain overly ambitious without the backing of robust enabling conditions.

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EU launches third call for truck parking funding



The European Commission has launched a more flexible funding call for safe and secure parking across the European Union.
Similar, to the two previous calls for funding, the European Commission has made €250 million available for safe and secure mobility projects

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EU Charging

The EU Parliament sets new rules on charging and refueling stations in Europe


According to what MEPs decided, charging stations have to be provided every 120 km for trucks and buses by 2028. EU countries have to ensure that hydrogen refuelling stations along core TEN-T network will be deployed at least every 200 km by 2031.

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