I came, I drove… I-Save

I came I drove I-Save

Launching into this brave new world, Volvo’s new FH 500 I-Save fairly bristles with technology designed to enhance performance, fuel economy and convenience for the driver and as PowerTorque’s Paul Matthei says, “I came I drove I-Save.”  Read more

get the inside story on the new DAF

Get the Inside Story on the New DAF

PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, recently had the chance to drive an MX-11-powered DAF XF 450 FT 4×2 prime mover with 3-axle tanker trailer in Malaga, in the south of Spain, to get the inside story on the new DAF. Read more

moving N Series forward

Moving N Series Forward

You don’t get to be such a dominant player in the truck market as Isuzu are without always progressing the product, it’s a process which never stops and this year the priority is moving N Series forward into a market with many changes on the horizon.  Read more

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

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