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Narva’s New Side Mirror L.E.D Load Light

Narva has released an all-new L.E.D ‘Load Light’ for mounting to the side mirror frames of trucks, aiming backwards towards the truck body or trailers. Using a single powerful 25W ‘Cree’ L.E.D, the 9-36V Load Light emits a powerful 1700 Lumen spot beam down the side of the truck, and is capable of producing 1 Lux of light at an ...

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Scania to unveil its new truck generation

Stand by for some sneak peaks of the next generation of trucks from Scania as the Swedish truck maker progressively releases information and images on 23 August. Starting with the reveal of the first units designed for the European long-haulage segment, this major event also is timed to coincide with the celebrations of the company’s 125th anniversary. Scania is introducing ...

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HELLA, Textar and Don – the perfect partnership for commercial friction parts in Australia.

As major suppliers to the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, HELLA, Textar and Don have come together to form the perfect partnership for the Australian Aftermarket. Textar is TMD Friction‘s leading brand for commercial vehicle friction solutions, and as the leading supplier to both Original Equipment Manufacturers and the aftermarket, Textar offers the performance and safety that only the original product ...

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 NATIONAL TRUCKING AWARDS

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 NATIONAL TRUCKING AWARDS The Australian Trucking Association has announced the 2016 winners of six of its prestigious National Trucking Industry Awards. The winners are: Don Watson Memorial Award for conspicuous achievement in furthering the industry’s objectives Doug McMillan (Wodonga, VIC) Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Trucking Industry Bryan Smith, Rocky’s Own Transport (Rockhampton, QLD) National Professional ...

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SCANIA LEADS THE CHARGE

The world´s first electric road is being inaugurated near the city of Gävle in central Sweden, the result of a unique partnership demonstrating the path towards fossil-free transportation. Scania is supplying the electrically-powered trucks, which will operate under real traffic conditions. Opening today, 22 June, the 2 km strip on the E16 motorway sees electrified trucks from Scania driven in ...

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NITROGEN KEEPS THE FOOD FRESH FOR SAINSBURY’S

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has become the first company in the world to introduce a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a UK-developed liquid nitrogen powered engine, which will eliminate all emissions associated with refrigeration. Supplied by cooling technology specialists, Dearman, and its partners, the zero-emission cooling unit replaces the traditional diesel engine used to chill the vehicle and will significantly cut ...

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GASSED UP AND READY TO GO

Moves towards natural gas being used as a viable alternative to diesel in road haulage have seen a boost this week, with the European launch of the world’s first long haul truck powered entirely by the fuel. The Iveco Stralis NP can run on compressed or liquid natural gas, and unlike other trucks powered by non-diesel fuels, it has a ...

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FORGING NEW LINKS WITH YOUNGER DRIVERS

A family-owned haulier in the United Kingdom has introduced an innovative new training scheme to attract young drivers from the local community into the world of freight transport, working in conjunction with its insurers to negate any premium penalties that may have previously been a barrier to bringing under-25s onto the payroll. John Hackling (Transport) Ltd., from Bourton-on-the-Water, has introduced ...

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Plug-In for parcels delivery

Multi-drop parcel delivery firm UPS has increased its emissions-free delivery capability in London by increasing the charging capacity at its main depot in the city. Currently, UPS operates 16 electric versions of its distinctive P80E high roof vans in the capital, but until now could not make the most of the fleet’s zero emissions capability as the power supply at ...

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Penske Commercial Vehicles announces new managing director

Penske Commercial Vehicles, distributor of the iconic Western Star, MAN and Dennis Eagle commercial vehicles in Australia and New Zealand, today announced the appointment of Kevin Dennis to the position of Managing Director. “Kevin brings a passion for developing new business sales opportunities and an unwavering commitment to customer engagement and service delivery. His background and wealth of experience is ...

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