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Crafter goes to Poland, but Sprinter stays in Germany

Crafter goes to Poland, but Sprinter stays in Germany

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON clarifies the situation regarding VW’s Crafter and Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter, reviews the 2013 results from East Asian markets, and updates Paccar’s North American progress with its own engines.

 
VW prepares to welcome Scania

VW prepares to welcome Scania

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON revisits Volkswagen’s relationship with Scania, and looks ahead to the scenario once total ownership is achieved; details Nissan’s new medium truck for Europe; reports on Ford’s latest and increasingly home-built American cruiserweights and records the addition of some new domestic models to the Tata Prima line-up.

 
World truck market heads-up

World truck market heads-up

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON reveals some interesting global truck market statistics while defining South Africa’s relative position, looks at Iveco’s latest European cruiserweight, continues the story of Kamaz’s Daimler-related developments, and bemoans the continuing local uncertainty surrounding the iconic International brand.

 
CNH Industrial – the emergence of a global giant

CNH Industrial – the emergence of a global giant

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON digs out the background to the formation of CNH Industrial, takes a look at the latest Fuso Canter specification at Euro-6 level, and reports on the initial announcement of Eicher’s new Pro series products, which are set for distribution far beyond their Indian home market.

   
Volvo's VM – a closer look

Volvo's VM – a closer look

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON discovers some fascinating new detail in Volvo’s VM range for South America, speculates on the apparently limiting effect of Euro 6 on the power race, and brings the global Cummins story up to date.

 
Volvo's new FH hits Australia – still with “only” 700 hp

Volvo's new FH hits Australia – still with “only” 700 hp

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON looks at Volvo’s Australian-spec FH flagship, dissects the “different” Japanese commercial vehicle market, and details an AMT counter-attack by Eaton against the latest moves to make full automatics more widely accepted.

 
UD's Quester flies the Volvo flag in Asia

UD's Quester flies the Volvo flag in Asia

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON takes an interested look at UD’s new range for emerging markets, looks at a new South American Volvo truck, updates global corporate news from Navistar, and comments on Nissan’s global aspirations in the light commercial field.

   
Paccar’s “in-house” powered Kenworth surfaces down under

Paccar’s “in-house” powered Kenworth surfaces down under

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON expands on recent speculation over Paccar’s Australian strategy, takes a literal stroll around the Brisbane Truck Show, and updates joint venture developments on the European van scene.

 
Renault reinvents its truck line-up

Renault reinvents its truck line-up

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON walks through Renault Trucks’ comprehensive Euro-6 range reinvention, finding an unexpected Nissan connection, and details some advanced technology solutions from transmission suppliers

 

 
Ford Cargo: the Chinese connection!

Ford Cargo: the Chinese connection!

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON digs out an intriguing new Chinese twist to Ford’s re-awakened commercial vehicle activities, wraps up Volvo’s recent European launch programme and reports on a history-reversing GM/Nissan co-operation.

   
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