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100th Scania for Mera Trans from Waddinxveen

100th Scania for Mera Trans from Waddinxveen

Mera Trans from Waddinxveen recently picked up 100ste Scania is in use. That in itself is already a milestone. But Mera shines even more because this company has only been around for 16 years. from 100ste The Scania is an all-purpose 450 hp three-axle air suspension tractor with a 7.5 tonne boost axle and a luxuriously designed S cab with …

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Volvo begins battery assembly for electric trucks in Gent

Volvo begins battery assembly for electric trucks in Gent

Volvo Trucks opens its first battery assembly plant. The plant, located in Ghent, Belgium, will supply ready-to-use batteries for fully electric heavy trucks from Volvo Trucks. “This investment demonstrates our strong commitment to electrified transportation. By 2030, at least 50 percent of all trucks we sell worldwide will be electric trucks and by 2040 we will be a carbon neutral …

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Transport assistance to Ukraine – Truckstar

Transport assistance to Ukraine - Truckstar

You could call it a reverse career, but David Vogel (42) certainly doesn’t see it that way. He changed course and that has taken him to seventeen different countries in recent months, including for aid transportation to Ukraine. This article previously appeared in the 5-2022 issue of Truckstar. David drives on zero hour contracts for Maat Transport and Jan Kees …

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‘Kethel tunnel failure indicates system vulnerability’

The Kethel Tunnel on the A4 near Schiedam was closed in both directions this morning as no personnel were available to monitor traffic on the tunnel tubes. This causes major traffic disruption in the area. To prevent similar problems in the future, Transport en Logistiek Nederland recommends that government agencies exchange personnel to prevent closures. The tunnel closes just before …

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Swedish pellets using Iveco . wagons

Swedish pellets using Iveco . wagons

Swedish Pellets from Dokkum, part of Drowa, have commissioned the Iveco S-Way 480 6×2 carriage. The truck is used to distribute Swedish pellets throughout the Netherlands. Drowa Isolatie is the Kees de Vries company of Dokkum. The company now has 4 combinations for transporting insulation chips for floor insulation, 3 of which are LHV. Drowa also includes Swedish Pellets BV, …

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Scania expands specifications for CNG and LNG trucks

Scania expands specifications for CNG and LNG trucks

Scania is adding several new Bio-CNG and Bio-LNG fuel options to its range which significantly increase the range. The truck demonstrating the new solution will be unveiled in mid-May at the Italian trade show ‘Transpotec’. “Scania tirelessly offers and informs customers about possible biogas solutions,” said Stefan Dorski, Scania’s Senior Vice President and Head of Trucks. “With this addition, we …

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DAF XG+ with Hiab loading crane for Hamer

Technical installation company and Hamer from Apeldoorn have expanded their fleet with the DAF XG+. The tractor is equipped with a 530 hp engine and a Hiab loader crane. The new DAF XG+ 6×2 tractor has a 63 ton meter loader crane and is a tractor with a long wheelbase. The truck is also equipped with a drawbar, so the …

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Jordy Brouwer uses MAN Individual Lion S

Jordy Brouwer International Transport BV in Heerenveen has used the new MAN TGX 18,510 Individual Lion S with a spacious TGX cabin. This is the first MAN in a fleet of ten Brouwer trucks. The trucks are used in combination with mobile floor trailers for international transportation. Jordy Brouwer International Transport BV was founded in 2011 with two trucks and …

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Truckstar 2022 Photo Yearbook – Truckstar

Truckstar 2022 Photo Yearbook - Truckstar

Just like the Truckstar Festival, Photo Yearbook also celebrates anniversaries. The first copy came out in 1983 and now the 40th edition is available. If you flip through the book, you’ll see a good cross-section of what is being driven on Dutch roads. Over the years, transportation companies have disappeared, but new ones have also been added. Trends in color …

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