Scania

CLEAN & GREEN IN THE WEST | Company Profile – South West Express

David Meredith interviews Mark Mazza of South West Express, Bunbury.  The first Scania Euro 5 fleet to operate in WA is now the first Scania Euro 6 fleet as well, with Bunbury’s South West Express (SWE) having just taken delivery of four G490 Scanias. Destined for use in metropolitan and outer suburban work, the new G490s replace previous Scania R500s ...

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Keeping Up Appearances | TRUCK REVIEW

Ed Higginson joins the Scania Master Trainers to keep his skill set up to date before the launch of the New Generation truck range in 2018 Have you ever jumped behind the wheel of a modern truck recently and wondered what all the buttons, symbols and acronyms meant? No matter how much effort is made by truck designers to make ...

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REVENGE IS SWEDE | TRUCK REVIEW – Scania Next Generation

No longer overshadowed by other Western European truck manufacturers, this year belongs to Scania as it launches its New Generation Truck Range across its global platform.  The first half of 2018 plays host to the launch of the New Generation Scania truck range, and, as the final plans are being drawn to make this Australian launch the most memorable in ...

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BATTLE STATIONS | TRUCK REVIEW – New level of importance for Scania military hardware

Sweden increases its military presence as Europe destabilises, adding a new level of importance for Scania military hardware. Sweden abolished conscription back in 2010, ending over a century of enforced military service. But the latest moves by Russia in Eastern Europe have prompted the Swedes to rethink their strategy and increase the size of Swedish armed forces. During the Cold ...

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Changing Times

  Is there a wind of change for loggers moving from conventionals to cabovers?    The recent AUSTimber forestry event held in Traralgon, Victoria, provided a clear-cut opportunity to watch and learn about one of the harshest transport applications in the country. Rough, often wet and slippery roads, cut and graded through plantation forests, can produce their own set of ...

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Picnic in the Pilbara

There’s nothing meek or mild about Scania’s new 10×8 Proving that European heavy haulage units can mix it with the best of those from North America, Swedish truck maker Scania has just supplied its largest truck built for the Australian market. The R730 10×8 was built to order to haul Super-Quads for Qube Bulk, Australia’s leading mine to market logistics ...

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Clean, Green and Environmentally Correct 

  Dave Whyte heads for the garbage dump in a new Scania P-Series  The Scania P-Series has proven to be a popular product over recent years, with many operators, small and large, coming to appreciate the value of the little Euro workhorse. While the P-Series is the smallest cab in the Scania range, it is definitely an important model for ...

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Stepping Up with Scania

After 20 years of refinement, the Swedish brand is coming on strongly with higher appeal than ever before – Words by Chris Mullett. When a major manufacturer launches a new product range, there’s usually an over supply of rhetoric as various company executives take the stage to add their own spin on how great things are going to be and ...

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Making the Connection – Telematics for the trucking industry

The information highway runs right through your truck cab – Chris Mullett looks at how telematics can make you more profitable. As an industry we are becoming more aware of the advantages of telematics to monitor vehicle location and driver behaviour. The transport operator is also expected to justify the requirements of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to customers, such as ...

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Drive Time

Nothing shows off a product like a test drive, and, when there are 16 trucks to play with, it’s shaping up for a great day – Words by Chris Mullett. I love the challenge of driving trucks that are in differing combinations, as it really pushes the boundaries for the driver in terms of assessing how much a trailer will ...

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