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Comment by Eugen Weinberg, Commerzbank

Reduced downward margin

Oil prices were unable to maintain the high level they presented at the beginning of the year, of well above USD 50 per barrel. Accordingly, diesel prices are also most ten percent lower than those quoted during the winter.

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New Heavy Truck Registration

Significant gains in March

Comparing the figures from December 2016 and the same month in the year before, the heavy truck registrations within the European Union grew by 16.1 percent. The country with the most gain is Italy (+ 200 percent).

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Statistic of the month

Traveling well connected

Self-reliant and precise running of a vehicle in real, everyday traffic without human input – that is the commonly accepted definition of autonomous driving. And the points toward that are set, as shown by the number of totally connected vehicles estimated to be in service by 2020.

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Your opinion:

Decidedly undecided

Results of the Freight Connections survey on the effects of banning diesel engines in cities.

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Video of the month

Spoiler: A look at the future

What is that, a submarine, an UFO? No, it is a revolutionary concept for a future truck or bus.

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Transport barometer

Full steam ahead

Compared to the beginning of last year, the European transport market made a strong start in 2017, as current figures from the TimoCom transport barometer leave in no doubt.

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