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  • China now a full member of the International Transport Forum

    The People's Republic of China is now a full member of the International Transport Forum (ITF). Vice-Minister Gao Hongfeng first announced China’s intention to join the Forum at the Summit in May 2011 - and the accession process has now been completed. Read More...

  • Kögel Cargo named most popular trailer in Russia

    German trailer manufacturer, Kögel, is going from strength to strength in the contested Russian marketplace. The company's best-selling Cargo model was now awarded first place in the trailer category at the PRO Movement Competition held in Moscow. Read More...

  • Euro-zone debt crisis hits trailer market outlook

    The uncertain economic outlook in Europe will hit sales of heavy trailers in 2012, UK consulting group CLEAR announced. According to CLEAR managing director, Gary Beecroft, demand for new trailers is now forecast to fall below the level of 2011. Read More...

  • Solutrans update - more safety, less maintenance

    At the Solutrans trade fair that is currently taking place in Lyon, France, the main focus is on equipment that can provide additional safety and less maintenance, such as Jost's SKS sensor coupling system and the LubeTronic automatic lubrication system. Read More...

  • Design study: Mercedes-Benz aero trailer

    At the 2011 Trailer Show in Kortrijk, Belgium, Mercedes-Benz presented a futuristic design study named “aero”. According to Mercedes-Benz, the study is able to reduce wind resistance by 18 per cent, decreasing fuel consumption by five per cent. Read More...

  • Werner announces special dividend

    Werner Enterprises, one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in the US, announced that its Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend of 50 US cents per common share payable to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 30, 2011. The dividend will be paid on December 15, 2011. Read More...

  • US trailer orders at highest levels in 5 months

    According to US company ACT Research Co., new and net trailer orders in October rose to their highest levels since April and May. Frank Maly, ACT's Director CV Transportation Analysis and Research, says that component availability in the US has now reached a comfortable equilibrium with current production rates. Read More...

  • Jay Longbottom steps down as Haldex CEO

    Jay Longbottom has decided to step down from his position as CEO of Haldex AB. Ulf Ahlén, former Executive Vice President of Haldex Traction, will replace him as acting CEO from December 1, 2011. Read More...

  • Meritor Wabco receives Wabash National Platinum Supplier Award

    Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems recently received the prestigious 2011 Platinum Supplier Award from Wabash National Corp. They are the only supplier to receive this award for four consecutive years. Read More...

  • UK Freight Transport Association opposes 4m height limit for semi-trailers

    The UK Freight Transport Association’s fight against EU proposals to limit the height of future semi-trailers to just 4 metres has won a powerful ally in the International Road Transport Union (IRU). Read More...

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