31 Years to Fulfil a Promise

It has taken 31 years to fulfil a promise made after the inquest into the Grafton Truck and Bus Crash, as is pointed out by this video made in 2019. The inquest into the deadly crash was presided over by Magistrate Kevin Waller and began on January 29, 1990. Police evidence, given by Senior Constable Bob Sawyer, put the blame for the crash squarely on the shoulders of the truck driver, David Hutchins, who had driven about 3600 km in the three days before the crash, well over the legally allowed driving hours. Read more

trucking with ADD and YouTube

Trucking with ADD and YouTube

The latest issue of PowerTorque features the amazing Daniel Louisy, who combines trucking with ADD and YouTube to run a successful aggregates transport operation, become a social media influencer, and channel his attention deficit disorder into entertainment.

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winding up for the Brisbane Truck Show

Winding Up For The Brisbane Truck Show

Trucking folk across Australia are winding up for the Brisbane Truck Show, after a long and depressing period during the pandemic, with a bit of luck, we can all meet up, talk trucks and trailers, plus everything else about our great industry again. Read more

fridges popping up all over Australia

Fridges Popping up All Over Australia

Anytime, anywhere on the highways of Australia you will see some easily recognisable fridges popping up all over Australia, those fridges are probably full of bananas and the plain white paintwork has the simple Blenners name on the side. Read more

serious about autonomous trucks, after Australian testing

Serious About Autonomous Trucks, After Australian Testing

It looks like the big truck makers in Europe are getting serious about autonomous trucks, after Australian testing as there are now trucks running from hub to hub on the roads of Sweden. In this video, Scania are working with autonomous truck specialists TuSimple from the US. Read more

photos from the front line in January

Photos from the Front Line in January

Here are a selection of photos from the front line in January, images from trucking Instagrammers, who are out and about and taking photos of the industry we all love. There’s some old and some new and also high quality photography and lucky snapshots. Read more

will there be singing trucks?

Will There Be Singing Trucks?

After watching this video of an electric van delivering for Amazon in the US, the question has to be, will there be singing trucks? The vehicles function so quietly, they will have to make some sort of sound to warn others of their approach, so why not have them produce something musical? Read more

highly anticipated Anthem arrival

Highly Anticipated Anthem Arrival

Well, it has finally happened for Mack in Australia, this week has seen the highly anticipated Anthem arrival with a virtual launch online. The YouTube introduction gave us the basics with, more information, and test drives, scheduled to roll out into the future. Read more

how long will diesel dominate?

How Long Will Diesel Dominate?

This video is part of a groundswell of media material which has grown in the last year or so, talking about the hopes and plans for using hydrogen as a fuel, something the trucking industry needs to be aware of, because we need to know how long will diesel dominate? How fast will the use of hydrogen ramp up?  Read more

what is it about trucking culture?

What is it About Trucking Culture?

It is clearly a global phenomenon, as demonstrated by this video, but what is it about trucking culture? Would you see a funeral like this one in Sweden associated with any other profession than truck driving? Read more