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Daimler Trucks launches fleet test with electric truck from Fuso

Daimler Trucks, the world’s leading truck producer, is launching the first fleet test for emission-free, electrical trucks in Germany today. Dr Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, accountable for Daimler Trucks & Daimler Buses, and Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, turned over the five battery-powered Fuso Canter E-Cells to Stuttgart’s mayor, Fritz Kuhn, and the Hermes Logistics Company today. Daimler Trucks’ Fuso brand is the leading producer of partially and all-electric light-duty trucks. The Daimler Truck branch bought 2014 and 2015 in total 2.5 Billion Euro in research and development with the concentrate on connectivity, safety and drive effectiveness. Within the effectiveness subject electric movement obviously plays a major function. The Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC) invested 40 Million Euro in the development of electrical driving up until now. Over the next twelve months, the Municipality of Stuttgart will check 4 6-tonne Fuso Canter E-Cell in a difficult everyday working environment. Two vehicles with hydraulic tipper bodies are to be deployed in roadway building and landscaping. 2 automobiles with box bodies will be appointed to community furniture transport and garbage disposal operations. Another Canter E-Cell will carry out parcel deliveries in metropolitan traffic for the Hermes Company. Dr Bernhard kept in mind at the handover ceremony: “Today’s combustion engine is extremely efficient, environment-friendly and, above all, clean. In long-distance transportation it will remain the only alternative for a long time to come. In city short-radius distribution, a partial switch to electric trucks will become technically possible and financially practical within a couple of years’ time. With this fleet test, we are making a little yet essential contribution to metropolitan mobility in Stuttgart. Daimler Trucks is pressing ahead with the additional devel …
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TMTA names first-ever female president

WATERLOO, Ont. — — The Transportation Upkeep & Technology Association (TMTA) has actually installed its first-ever female president, Brenda Alderson. Alderson will lead the Waterloo chapter, after accepting the reins from outbound president Jake Francis at the group’s regular monthly conference last week. She is the first female president of any of the group’s chapters. TMTA likewise runs chapters in Windsor-Chatham, Sudbury and London, Ont., combining specialists in the truck upkeep field for networking and instructional occasions. Alderson has actually worked for Erb Transport for 18 years and presently serves in a fleet maintenance assistance capacity. Her task includes everything from managing parts inventory, auditing work orders, office administration in the store and managing breakdowns. As president of TMTA, Alderson informed Truck News one of her concerns will be to engage the subscription and get them more included. “For non-profit organizations that are volunteer-run, it’s extremely, very tough to get individuals to come out and participate,” she described. “Nobody minds coming to have a meal and find out something however when it in fact concerns doing an additional meeting or perhaps a little additional work throughout the month, it ends up being another issue. I’m a firm believer that everybody must take their turn at the helm and put in a little extra work and discover exactly just exactly what the association is everything about. That’s why I came onto the board, simply to give back to the organization.” Alderson will serve a two-year term as president. The TMTA’s Waterloo chapter is vibrant, boasting about 200 members with a regular month-to-month turnout of about 100 for the networking suppers. Alderson said she is especially motivated by the growing variety of women who go to. “When I first came here in 2008 there were few ladies,” she stated. “Now, you will frequently see six to 12 females here every month.” Alderson stated there are many benefits to subscription in TMTA, which she hopes to promo …
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