designing, building and testing new technologies

Designing, Building and Testing New Technologies

Group Trucks Technology (GTT) is the part of the Volvo business working on projects to develop future product, designing, building and testing new technologies into the Volvo Group truck mix. The GTT team in Australia are part of a 6,000 strong global team. Read more

the new normal for trailer building

The New Normal For Trailer Building

Just what the new normal for trailer building will look like was the topic for discussion when PowerTorque sat down with MaxiTrans CEO and Managing Director Dean Jenkins to talk about how the trailer business is travelling. Read more

an innovation which has been a long time coming

An Innovation Which Has Been a Long Time Coming

In the UD Trucks range, an innovation which has been a long time coming, is an integrated seat belt. This type of thing has long been standard on models from other manufacturers, especially the Europeans. Historically, UD has been tardy in bringing in good quality air suspended seats with integrated seat belts, but on the new 8×4, and now on all Quon trucks, they have made it in the end.  Read more

truck sales boom set to continue

Truck Sales Boom Set to Continue

With the release of the latest truck sales figures, they show the truck sales boom set to continue, according to the latest results published for May truck sales in Australia by the Truck Industry Council. Read more

a UD model to fit in most segments

A UD Model to Fit in Most Segments

With the arrival of the 8×4 version of the UD Quon there is now a UD model to fit in most segments of the heavy duty truck sector with the choice of 11 and 8 litre engines as power plants. Meanwhile the Croner is able to handle several high volume sectors in the medium duty truck market. Read more

getting rid of the logbook

Getting Rid of the Logbook

The truck driving community may finally be getting rid of the logbook, but only if they start using the electronic work diary. PowerTorque tests one of them out in the real world. Read more

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