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Jakarta Post

What trucks will look like in the future

  • Burhanuddin Abe


  /   Tue, July 26 2011   /  08:00 am

These transportation vehicles are indeed inseparable from our daily activities, with trucks being vital to the wheels of the economy.  

The smaller types are pickups, while the larger ones with three axles (one in front and tandem at the back) are heavy-duty trucks and those carrying containers are trailers.

The world’s total truck production according to Global Insight increases every year. For instance, four major truck manufacturers were recorded in 2009, namely Daimler AG (Germany)  229,000 units,  Dong Feng Motor (China) 193,000 units, FAW Group (China), 182,000 units and Sinotruk (China) 125,000 units.

In line with Indonesia ‘s economic growth and business demand for trucks, demand for these commercial vehicles has never subsided. Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) data indicates that in February 2011, a total of 1...