Aerodynamic optimisation is high on the trucking agenda, but legislation is lagging behind engineering progress. In the US, Walmart recently made the next foray to change the old brick design we have come to know, while the EU is still widely disjointed on the topic.
UK Logistics firm Downton has purchased 50 new trucks and 60 new curtain-siders in a series of deals worth in excess of €5.6 million in order to meet a recent increase in demand.
US research company FTR has announced that sustained capacity tightness and pay increases across the road transport industry could elevate shipping costs in North America.
Dr John de Pont has been elected new President of the International Forum for Road Transport Technology (IFRTT).
Belarusian heavy vehicle specialist Belaz has won this year’s Swedish Steel Prize for the innovative use of high strength steel.
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