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No Change for Volvo, ZF Iran Policy

Following Daimler's decision to pull its Iranian business last week, both Volvo and ZF tell us that they're not about to follow suit. Volvo continues its relationship with SAIPA Diesel, and ZF is hanging on to its 16.7 percent in SS Charkheshgar.

Navistar's Spiral of Despair: Q1 Figures

Q1 2010  EPS 23 cents vs consensus of 85 c. Revenue $2.8 billion against consensus of $3.18 billion. Sees FY 2010 EPS at $1.75-$2.25 versus consensus of $2.73.More guidance anyone?

Daimler Ends Tata Relationship

Daimler has sold its 5.34% stake in Tata for EUR300 million. Buyers include Tata Sons Ltd and Citigroup Global Markets Mauritius Pvt Ltd.The money will come in handy; it will boost Daimler's Q1 profits by EUR 265 million. Whilst Daimler has been at pains to argue that its ourselves alone policy in India negates the value of any equity partnership therein, the fact remains that cash remains king in Stuttgart.

Tony Helsham

He's gone - or going - and will leave Volvo CE by the end of the month.Returning to the Antipodes, or so we hear, where, we would suspect, the weather is rather better than the conditions currently prevalent in Gothenburg. Someone will have to replace him, and we wonder if anyone might be willing to jump ship from the truck business.

Some Scurrilous Stuff

Couple of black eyes handed out today.Here's news that MAN will ask its AGM not to discharge previous management from their responsibilities. Could this have anything to do with the customer bribery probe, we ask ourselves, or did Samuelsson, Hornung and the other one fail to tip up for the coffee fund? We shall see.

World Trucks Blog Returns to Much of the Same

Hello again - and apologies for the extended delay.Anyway, back in harness, and we'll start afresh with the wise words of Chairman Piech, who, according to this report, would like to see some platform action betwixt MAN and Scania.

August Class 8 Shipments

Read like this: PACCAR up from 2.9 to 4.8 percent, NAV down to 8 percent from 8.7 percent, Cummins down to 38.4 percent from 41.1 percent, Volvo up to 7.3 percent from 6.5 percent and DDC up to 22.5 percent from 22.1 percent. All numbers MoM from July to August.

Scania Extends OH Business with Doosan Deal

Scania has signed a MoU for that will lead to it supplying Doosan Infracore with Off Highway engines. This announcement follows that made in January concerning a supply deal with Terex, and propels Scania to a reckonable position if the Asian construction market.With on and of highway emissions legislation set to converge in - we think - 2014, the two segments look likely to grow closer together. And, just for good measure, may we point out that, once again, we've received a press release from Scania that mentions neither MAN or VW,