To mark the next step in development for Volvo, with Euro 6 trucks rolling off the line in Wacol, Queensland, Linfox took delivery of the first batch of a 130 truck order for Volvo FM prime movers for its fleet. The first locally manufactured Euro 6 Volvo FMs started to roll off the Volvo Group Australia Wacol assembly line in September. Read more
It has been a long time coming, but another Japanese truck maker, UD comes to the eight legger party. This is a configuration which makes a lot of sense, but Australian Design Rules had limited its potential, until now. Read more
Is it the end of an era for International, or, perhaps, the end of International trucks in Australia, full stop? An announcement from Iveco Trucks Australia has stated that the company has been advised by Navistar in the US, that it will cease global production of the ProStar range, effective in December this year. Read more
With the release of new 540 hp engines in Australia, plus a global launch of hybrid and fully electric trucks, there are a series of new power options from Scania.
When European manufacturers work together with others, it seems they come to very similar conclusions about getting the mix right, especially when combining the best of Japan with the best of Europe. Diesel tests the new Fuso Shogun prime mover. Read more
The last few years have seen an increasing heavy duty market share going to European cabover prime movers. That means this is probably just the right time for the Paccar organisation to ensure it has a genuine contender in the part of the market which prefers European trucks. The traditional US dominance is waning and truck buyers are looking for fuel economy and high level safety equipment on board. Read more
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With the release of the latest Australian truck sales figures by the Truck Industry Council, the heavy duty truck market results show Kenworth fighting back after losing number one status to Volvo earlier in 2020.
The release of the latest UD shows just how much times have changed, there is only one transmission offered on the new UD Croner. In the past, a truck like this would be offered to market with a basic manual gearbox, and then, perhaps, a gearbox with more speeds or even an auto might be offered as an added option. Read more
The new look of the new DAF Truck models is much more modern and is capable of giving the driver full information about what’s going on in the truck. Much more than we have been used to from the Paccar owned truck maker in the past. Read more