2003 Foden Alpha 3000 8x4 tipper - Used Truck Deal of The Day

Sotrex Limited Foden Alpha

This smart 2003 Foden Alpha 3000 8x4 tipper is our used truck deal of the day from Sotrex Limited in Nantwich and, despite its age, has only covered 304,343km.

The 32-tonner is powered by a 380hp 12-litre Caterpillar engine, which is coupled to a 12-speed manual gearbox. 

Its chassis is fitted with a Rouse high-side bulk alloy tipping body operated by Hyva underfloor hydraulic tipping gear. A PM On-board weigher is also equipped to this Foden.

On the market for £11,950, Sotrex Limited will accept payments for this vehicle in US dollars, and can arrange worldwide shipping.

Traton proposes Navistar takeover with ambitions to tackle North American markets

Traton looks at North American market

Traton, Volkswagen Group’s commercial vehicle arm, has proposed a takeover of American truck manufacturer, Navistar International, in a transaction worth $2.9bn.

Traton currently owns MAN, Scania, Volkswagen’s South American commercial vehicle company, Caminhões e Ônibus, and Rio Logistics, already has an existing 16.76% stake in Navistar.

If the bid goes ahead Traton will acquire Navistar’s remaining stakes for $35 a share, which would value Navistar at $3.5bn.

One industry expert said: “Traton already has a strong foothold in Europe, Asia and most of South American, but I believe it’s now looking to introduce MAN and Scania to the North American market, hence the move for Navistar.” A Scania XT featured on the Navistar stand at the 2019 Atlanta truck show.