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Truck emission rules set to tighten

From January 1, 2019, there will be a requirement that all newly produced trucks within the EU will have to have their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption determined and declared.

This will increase transparency around the fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles in the EU market.

Commission Regulation (EU)2017/2400 introduces a common method to objectively compare the performance of heavy-duty vehicles and to encourage the introduction of more fuel-efficient vehicles in the EU market.

The new regulation lays down provisions for the certification of truck components with an impact on CO2 emissions and the fuel consumption of vehicles (engines, gearboxes and torque converting components, axles, body, tyres and auxiliaries).

It also introduces the vehicle energy consumption calculation tool (VECTO) - a simulation tool developed for the purpose of determining and declaring CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles and lays down requirements for EU countries and manufacturers to approve and verify the conformity of components and the simulation process.

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Kässbohrer on display at bauma

March 22 - Kässbohrer is showcasing its range of lowbed trailers at the bauma 2019 exhibition, which takes place between April 8-14 in Munich.
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McFadden joins Trail King

March 20 - Trail King Industries has appointed Rod McFadden as a district sales manager. He will support sales and dealer relationships in the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, USA.
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Cometto makes trailer deliveries

March 19 - Cometto has delivered a 216-tonne payload capacity SYT 4/2 shipyard transporter to Italy’s Fincantieri.
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