searching for AdBlue?

Searching for AdBlue?

How do you make sure you will be able to fill up when you are searching for AdBlue? NatRoad have done some of the hard yards with a national guide to sites where it should be available. Read more

smart trucks, for smart trucking

Smart Trucks, for Smart Trucking

At the same time as telematics systems are getting better, so are individual components on a truck, but the truck systems are now becoming powerful enough to stand on their own as a trucking operator’s telematics system, making smart trucks, for smart trucking possible. Read more

truck makers need to keep up with the times

Truck Makers Need to Keep up With the Times

What we expect from a heavy duty truck is changing fast, and truck makers need to keep up with the times. Hino has come up with a model which is precisely tailored to this decade’s Australian heavy market preferences. Read more

close to record truck sales in 2021

Close To Record Truck Sales in 2021

With the release of the latest figures from the Truck Industry Council, we can see that Australia came very close to record truck sales in 2021. The overall number of trucks sold in the calendar year, at 41,404, is just 224 short of the phenomenal record achieved in 2018. Read more

more sophisticated electronic architecture in the Anthem

More Sophisticated Electronic Architecture in the Anthem

This road test of the latest Superliner from Mack looks at the more sophisticated electronic architecture in the Anthem, which comes as part of the package. There is not just the new Mack Anthem model itself, but it is also modernising the rest of the Mack offering in Australia. Read more

producing a mountain munching 2,800Nm of peak torque

Producing a Mountain Munching 2,800Nm of Peak Torque

Volvo Group Australia has released its FH 500 I-Save which features a 13 litre turbo-compound engine producing a mountain munching 2,800Nm of peak torque. PowerTorque jumps at the offer to take a prototype version hitched to a B-double grossing 58 tonnes for a pedal up and down the infamous Toowoomba Range.  Read more

moving across to EBS

Moving across to EBS

The introduction of the new 700 Series models and sees a genuine heavy duty challenger from Hino coming on to the Australian truck market, moving across to EBS, with  the electronic braking systems now available all of the way across the 700 Series range of trucks.  Read more

first drive in DAF’s New Generation XF

First Drive in DAF’s New Generation XF

In his latest report from Europe, PowerTorque’s correspondent there, Will Shiers travels to Spain for a first drive in DAF’s New Generation XF, named last week as International Truck of the Year 2022 by a jury of 24 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists. Read more

International Truck of the Year double

International Truck of the Year Double

DAF has achieved an International Truck of the Year double, scooping both the ‘Truck of the Year 2022’ gong and the ‘2022 Truck Innovation Award’, both being presented in Lyon, France, this week. Read more

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