Tools of the trade

Agneta Ronceret is Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Sales Manager, EMEA. Her role includes selling multi-brand or custom TPMS solutions for a wide range of TPMS sensor and tyre management applications.

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Pressure point

The Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) market is projected to reach $20.8 billion USD globally by 2025 – a major contributing factor here includes sweeping changes to legislation that will see the mandatory application of TPMS throughout Europe and beyond.

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Leading the way with trailer intelligence

ZF is fully leveraging the transfer of technologies across vehicle segments building on the expertise of WABCO, which now operates under the ZF brand as its Commercial Vehicle Control Systems division. ZF is also continuing to deliver ground-breaking solutions at the forefront of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving and Electric Mobility.

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Partners in action

Transport and logistics operators worldwide rely on Goldhofer’s vehicles and technology to manage their heavy haulage tasks. These impressive builds can be seen in Asia, all of the Americas, Europe, Africa and elsewhere.

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New traditionalists

In spite of a decidedly lacklustre year on a number of fronts, the uptake of Performance-Based Standards (PBS) by a broad cross section of the trucking industry has continued unabated as operators seek out ways to improve productivity and efficiency. PBS is a world-leading program that enables Australia’s heavy vehicle industry to use the most productive vehicles for specific freight tasks. It fosters innovation in vehicle design to improve productivity while achieving safer operation and making minimal impact on road infrastructure.

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Hold the line

In the 2019-20 financial year (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020), Schmitz Cargobull produced 46,124 vehicles and achieved sales of 1.87 billion euro with 5,700 employees.

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Excellence on demand

At the official handover of 40 new Krone curtainsider semi-trailers for the transport company STERAC, Managing Director Gerald Rackebrandt and Frank Knuhr (Head of Purchasing/Fleet) visited Krone in Werlte. During a detailed tour of the factory, the guests from Braak in Schleswig-Holstein were impressed by the ultra-modern trailer production in the new Krone surface coating centre.

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Sustainable future ready

Commencing operations in Kortenhoevenseweg, Lexmond, Johannes van Eck manufactured farmer tools such as wheelbarrows, milking stools, wooden cabins and folding trailers. In 1932, with one of his four sons, Johannes van Eck switched from the farmer wagons to cabins and loading platforms on A and T Fords. After a fire in 1961, the company moved across the road of Kortenhoevenseweg.

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Down Dakota way

Legislators in North Dakota are expected to back a repeal of length and weight restrictions on truck and trailer combinations. This would be one step closer to seeing road trains operate on US roads in that region.

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