Truck Test 2014: Slow down to save fuel!
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Truck Test 2014 took place over 3 days, from 8th to 10th April 2014.  The test was organised by our partners in South Africa, Hellberg Transport Management (HTM), together with FOCUS magazine.  This year, the MCV (Medium Commercial Vehicle) segment was tested; 4×2 freight carriers, with a V-rating from 5,000 kg to 9,000 kg.  9 vehicles from…

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Daimler’s Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard: Time to look to the trailer for fuel efficiency improvements
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On the eve of the introduction of the new Euro VI emissions standard, ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association) held its annual Transport Policy Event on 5th December  2013. This year’s theme was, ‘The Truck Of The Future: Innovative, Fuel-Efficient, Safe’ and the aim of the event was to open up a debate between industry, policy makers…

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How OEMs in the UK are allaying concerns about Euro VI
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Commercial Motor Live 2013 took place on 2nd and 3rd October at Millbrook Proving Ground. As well as the popular Ride and Drive feature affording potential buyers the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the latest trucks on the market, the show included a demonstration of low-noise technology at the Quiet Delivery Depot, a…

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Fleet Transport Awards 2014
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The 7th annual Fleet Transport Awards took place on Thursday 10th October 2013 at Citywest Hotel, Dublin. TruckScience was there, along with about 800 other guests, from what we could gather, for what was once again a night to remember. Guests Guest of Honour on the night was Irish Prime Minister, An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny. Master…

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Improvements to Axle Weight Calculator: Override Rear Overhang, Draw Cab Tilt, Add Additional Notes
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We are constantly receiving feedback from our users and using it to improve TruckScience.  Today’s software update release of Axle Weight Calculator means that you can now Override the default value for Rear Overhang, view the Cab Tilt Arc and add Additional Notes to your reports. Override Rear Overhang New software feature-Override Rear Overhang Users with…

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Truck Test 2013: Do Aerodynamics On Your Truck Work?
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Fitting aerodynamic equipment to a truck can result in a fuel saving of as little as 1%.  Here we examine a recent truck test to look at the effectiveness of aerodynamic equipment on eight-tonne vehicles.  Your decision to use such equipment might just be influenced by whether you’re carrying bread or milk. Truck Test 2013…

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TruckScience Brand Launched by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny
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The Irish prime minister, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, visited us at our offices in his home town of Castlebar, to launch the TruckScience brand, on 22nd April 2013. Our new brand TruckScience is software designed specifically for the Commercial Vehicle Industry, which makes it easy to do the calculations needed to make the right choices…

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