Author Archives: Maree Mullett

Planet America # PowerTorque reviews the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at Atlanta, Georgia.| Transport NEWS

PowerTorque reviews the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at Atlanta, Georgia. The inaugural NACV Show kicked off in Atlanta this week, forming a presentation that comprised more of what lies ahead than exists on our roads at present. Technology companies focussed on autonomous trucks, with much thought given to alternative drivelines with energy sources ranging from gas and biofuels to ...

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Planet America #1-PowerTorque reviews the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at Atlanta, Georgia | TRANSPORT NEWS

PowerTorque reviews the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a double celebration for Daimler Truck North America as 2017 signals two significant anniversaries in North America: 75 years of Freightliner Trucks and 50 years of Western Star Trucks. Since their founding days in 1942 respectively 1967, Freightliner and Western Star have put a total of about 3,200,000 ...

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Eaton announces new Endurant automated manual transmission | TRANSPORT NEWS

The joint venture between Eaton Group and Cummins Inc. was the focus of the Cummins exhibit at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, offering a glimpse into their diversity of the X12 and X15 when paired with the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies all-new Endurant transmission. Endurant is the first automated heavy-duty transmission to be introduced as part ...

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Technology advances see Puma Energy leap into lubricants market | TRANSPORT NEWS – PUMA Energy

Puma Energy Australia is adding state-of-the-art lubricants to its product range to help industry extend the life and condition of critical equipment. According to the company’s General Manager Ray Taylor, Puma Energy is one of the first to introduce the latest CK-4 diesel engine oils into the Australian market. “Our new Puma Lubricants incorporate molecular technology, offering a new level ...

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New IVECO Eurocargo hits the sweet spot for honey producer | TRANSPORT NEWS

Third generation apiarist, Ashley Smith, from Lakeside Honey, works with father Eric having grown the business over several years to now own and manage almost 1000 hives, providing their produce to leading brands including Capilano and Archibald honey. Based in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, the father and son duo are regularly on the road moving hives to chase flower ...

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TESLA set to launch its first autonomous electric truck | TRANSPORT NEWS

Tesla is set to launch its first autonomous electric truck next month as the company attempts to break into the commercial vehicle market. The Tesla Semi truck is scheduled to be unveiled on October 26 and is expected to have a working range of only 480 km, making it more suitable for inner-city transport than long-distance  haulage. Tesla, which is ...

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Institute of Transport Report – Self-driving cars could make traffic congestion worse | Transport News

The findings of the quarterly survey, conducted by the School’s internationally respected Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies, indicate that road congestion in our major cities is unlikely to ease with the arrival of self-drive cars and could be worse than it is today. The results of the survey, known as TOPS, have prompted the Director of the ITLS, Professor ...

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Winners announced for the Volvo Trucks Fuelwatch Challenge | TRANSPORT NEWS

The annual Fuelwatch Challenge held this year in Gothenburg, the hometown of Volvo Trucks, once again tested and rewarded some of the world’s best drivers in fuel efficient driving. Contestants from more than 13 countries drove FH or FMX trucks on a specific course. In the on-road category Mr. Johnny Baxter from New Zealand came out on top while Mr. ...

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PORTRAIT OF A TRUCK DRIVER | TRANSPORT NEWS -Young talent impresses with Penske customer videos 

Young film students from JMC Academy partnered with Penske Commercial Vehicles to produce videos highlighting customers and their transport journeys. The videos give insight into the relationship between drivers and their Western Star and MAN vehicles. JMC Academy commenced the relationship with Penske Commercial Vehicles in 2016 after identifying a mutually beneficial opportunity. “Once again the experience for the students ...

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THE E-CANTER-FUSO’s FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC TRUCK IN SERIES PRODUCTION | TRANSPORT NEWS

  Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, part of Daimler Trucks  celebrated the global launch of the FUSO eCanter in New York City. The FUSO eCanter is the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck and will be delivered to customers starting this year in the US, Europe and Japan. MFTBC is planning to deliver 500 units of this generation to ...

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