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Events and Shows

The Kingdom of Sand provides the highest challenges in off road racing – DAKAR 2020 | EVENTS

The route of the first edition of the Dakar in Saudi Arabia explores the vast expanses of the largest country in the Middle East. The drivers and crews would be facing a total of 7,500 km, including 5,000 km of special stages, five of them longer than 450 km. In a country where the desert is king, 75 percent of ...

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NEPTUNE ON THE HORIZON | Chris Mullett reports on hydrogen fuel-cell technology from the NACV Atlanta.

Chris Mullett reports on hydrogen fuel-cell technology from the NACV Atlanta. There’s little doubt the impact of future technology is going to radically change our current perceptions of long-haul trucking. Although the truck manufacturers of Europe and North America have dominated engineering development since the first diesel engine cranked into life, the computer age may well result in the next ...

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TRUCKING IN AMERICA | North American Commercial Vehicle Show

Chris Mullett reports from the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) fired up the rhetoric in Atlanta, Georgia as the major US manufacturers gathered for what is now the leading trucking event in the bi-annual calendar. Taking over from the Mid America Truck Show (MATS), that still takes place annually in Louisville, Kentucky, it’s ...

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A COUNTRY CLASSIC | EVENT – Kenworth Klassic

Warren Caves commemorates the nostalgia of the KW brand As I walk across the grassed carpark past the scattering of empty float trailers and various other trailing equipment loaded for the Monday’s transport commitments, the sun’s glare began to reflect off the polished aluminium and stainless-steel adornments bolted proudly to what would have to be the most accessorised, customised and ...

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THE PENRITH WORKING TRUCK SHOW | EVENTS

The Penrith Working Truck Show struts its best – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up. The Penrith Working Truck Show, now in its 32nd year, continues to entice and encourage the trucking community with its exemplary display of vehicles from today and yesteryear. The annual event is an integral part of the Western Sydney trucking scene, providing ...

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BRISBANE TRUCK SHOW 2019 | EVENTS

A review of the trucks making the news by Ed Higginson and Chris Mullett. After a two-year wait, Australia’s trucking industry came together in Brisbane for the Southern Hemisphere’s largest truck show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. With some major advances in trucks showcased less than six months ago in Europe at the IAA Hanover, and in March ...

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HAULIN’ THE HUME | EVENT

Warren Caves takes the nostalgic path down Sesame Street – Images by Torque it Up As 285 historic vehicles assembled at Camden, south-west of Sydney, for the biennial “Haulin’ the Hume” run on Saturday March 30, a wet and misty start to the day did little to dampen the spirits of eager participants. The inaugural run took place in 2011, ...

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SUPPLY CHAIN | TRAILERTORQUE – A wide array of information arising from the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover

Key suppliers bring new technology to the trailer market. With such a wide array of information arising from the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover, we simply couldn’t cram everything into the December/January issue of PowerTorque. Truck and trailer manufacturers showcased their new products, predominately with three key themes  − autonomous transport, connectivity and eMobility. But for all of these ...

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TRENDING EUROPEAN | EVENT – IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany 2018

Ed Higginson provides his first impressions of the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany The biannual IAA show is THE event of the European trucking calendar, and this year showcased the great strides made in sustainability, electrification and hybridisation by all the main truck manufacturers. The theme for this year’s event was the slogan “Driving Tomorrow”, and, true ...

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Old Timers | EVENT-SCAATS 2018

Sydney’s historic vehicles park up at Penrith – Words by Warren Caves, with images by Torque it Up Our transport history is a hugely important part of our very existence. From the late 1800s to the 1960s, Australia was said to ride on a sheep’s back, a saying that referenced the role Australia’s wool industry had in the prosperity of ...

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