trying to hit that B-double sweet spot

Trying to Hit That B-double Sweet Spot

Alongside a few different truck manufacturers, Scania are trying to hit that B-double sweet spot with the new 540hp R Series prime mover, using a 13-litre engine to get the job done. PowerTorque took one of these trucks out on the roads of Sydney to see if the sweet spot has been reached by the Swedish truck maker. Read more

2021 may turn out to be a record year

2021 May Turn Out To Be a Record Year

Judging by the latest truck sales figures published by the Truck Industry Council, 2021 may turn out to be a record year. The latest results released by the truck manufacturers peak body shows strong demand, indicating a healthy economy during the pandemic. Read more

driving the new Kenworth T680 Next Generation

Driving the Kenworth T680 Next Generation 

At a small press gathering at the Kenworth US Research and Development Centre and after driving the new Kenworth T680 Next Generation, PowerTorque’s US Correspondent, Steve Sturgess, can say for certain it was worth the effort and worth the wait. Read more

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

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