new Scania boss is unveiled

New Scania Boss is Unveiled

This week has seen changes at the top for another truck maker, as a new Scania boss is unveiled, with Christian Levin being announced as the new CEO of the Swedish truck manufacturer. The Scania Board has appointed Levin to the role from May 1, 2021. Read more

going the extra mile

Going the Extra Mile

Steve Gould, from B&D Crane Trucks in Adelaide will be rewarded in an online ceremony for going the extra mile after UD Trucks Australia announced the winner of the local competition of the 2020 Extra Mile Challenge.

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untapped potential in the Iveco product

Untapped Potential in the Iveco Product

There is a lot of untapped potential in the Iveco product, which new Iveco Managing Director, Michael May, can begin to work on exploiting. He says the company’s inventive and entrepreneurial philosophies were an attractive proposition for Michael to get involved. Read more

Detroit Assurance 5.0 is part of the package

Detroit Assurance 5.0 is Part of the Package

The release of the Western Star 49X in the US sees the brand bring all of the latest technology from the Daimler group into the design of this one truck, for example, Detroit Assurance 5.0 is part of the package. Read more

is hydrogen the future of long haul trucking?

Is Hydrogen the Future of Long Haul Trucking?

As the world becomes more interested in low emission electric vehicles, the problems around long distance freight are leading major corporations around the world to ask, is hydrogen the future of long haul trucking? Hyundai reckons it has the answer.

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a new start for Iveco

A New Start for Iveco

With the arrival of Michael May as its new Managing Director, there is the possibility of a new start for Iveco. This is a welcome change for the Australian operation, which has had a turbulent few years, and in light of the corporate changes to the global organisation. Tim Giles talks with Michael May, now that he has settled into the job. Read more

Linfox’s electric truck

Linfox’s Electric Truck

The first Volvo FL Electric in Australia will be fitted with an eight-pallet body and tailgate lift and will be Linfox’s electric truck, evaluated while undertaking metropolitan deliveries within BevChain, the road transport operation’s beverage logistics business.  Read more

automatic transmission has grown in popularity

Automatic Transmission has Grown in Popularity 

The Allison automatic transmission has grown in popularity all the way across the light duty and medium duty sector of the truck market in recent years. The introduction of an Allison option has taken the Hyundai Mighty to new heights, with the truck now able to compete toe-to-toe with its strong Japanese competition. Read more

safety systems come grouped together

Safety Systems Come Grouped Together

In the Freightliner Cascadia, all of the safety systems come grouped together under the appellation of Detroit Assurance 5.0. This includes all of the usual fruit we have come to expect out of the top of the range Daimler trucks, there is Active Brake Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent high beam et al. Read more

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