News & Information for the Professional Driver Association (PDA)

Volvo’s electric trucks tested in extreme winter weather

Many of us have experienced it – the battery in the phone loses power when the blistering cold sets in. To avoid the same fate, Volvo Trucks has tested its electric trucks in extremely cold weather close to the Arctic Circle. The result? A feature to maintain battery performance, even when the temperature is far below zero.

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DAF XF / XG / XG + is International Truck of the Year 2022!

The new truck range from DAF Trucks, the XF, the XG and the XG+, is the International Truck of the Year 2022. The prestigious award was presented to Harry Wolters, president of DAF Trucks, at a gala evening at the Solutrans trade fair in Lyon on Wednesday (17th Nov 2021) evening. Read more

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EU/FR Supply chain issues slow French manufacturing growth in October – PMI

PARIS, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Supply chain issues hit France’s manufacturing sector in October, where the slowdown in growth came broadly in line with initial forecasts, a monthly survey showed on Tuesday. Read more

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CHIP CRISIS AND EXPENSIVE STEEL: DAIMLER TRUCK WANTS TO INCREASE PRICES

Because of the chip crisis and increased material costs, the commercial vehicle manufacturer, Daimler Truck wants to turn the price screw for new orders. “Of course we will also increase prices next year,” said CEO Martin Daum at an online conference. Read more

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VOLVO TRUCKS RECEIVES RECORD ORDER FOR 100 ELECTRIC TRUCKS

Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric from DFDS, Northern Europe’s largest shipping and logistics company. As the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer emphasizes, this is the largest commercial order for electric trucks for the company to date and one of the largest to date for heavy electric trucks worldwide.

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Germany’s FlixMobility acquires Greyhound Lines, the iconic U.S. bus company, in $78M deal

FlixMobility (“the Company”), the global mobility provider of the FlixBus and FlixTrain brands, announced today it has acquired Greyhound Lines, Inc. (“Greyhound”), the largest provider of long-distance bus transportation in the United States, from FirstGroup plc. This acquisition marks another important step in FlixMobility’s vision to provide easy-to-use, affordable, and environmentally friendly travel for consumers across the globe. Read more

UK – Maersk diverts big cargo ships from UK as Felixstowe port fills up due to HGV container backlog

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S said it had to divert some ships from the U.K.’s largest container port because of congestion tied to a trucker shortage that’s clogging the flow of cargo boxes into and out of the country.

The Copenhagen-based shipping line, the world’s largest, has sent some bigger ships to other European ports and relied on smaller feeder vessels to bring containers through British export and import terminals, according to Lars Mikael Jensen, head of Maersk’s global ocean network. His comments were reported earlier in the Financial Times.

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GAS TRUCKS PROVE WORSE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AT A CRITICAL MOMENT

Industry claims that gas trucks are better for the climate and air quality have been dismantled by new emissions tests

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UK THE FIRST ZERO-EMISSION REFRIGERATED ALL-ELECTRIC TRUCK WITH FRIGOBLOCK

The British company chose the manufacturer of transport refrigerators as its partner because of its many years of experience in refrigeration logistics.

Frigoblock, a manufacturer of transport refrigeration equipment and a Thermo King brand, announced that they have partnered with NRG Riverside to develop the first battery-electric temperature-controlled truck for use on UK roads. Read more

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UK FIRM TEVVA UNVEILS NEW ELECTRIC TRUCK

Electric truck pioneer Tevva has unveiled a 7.5-tonne electric truck intended for mass production in the UK.

Engineered by a team led by Ken Scott, formerly engineering director at Bentley and Alexander Dennis, and styled by Dale Grewer, former chief designer at Jaguar Land Rover, the Tevva Truck will be manufactured in a brand-new 11,000 m2 facility in the London Thames Freeport area. Read more