future global diesel truck engine

A Future Global Diesel Truck Engine

While all of the news seems to be about the latest alt-power engines for trucks, a new plant has been announced to produce a future global diesel truck engine for the Traton Group. Ground has been broken at new site in Nuremberg, Germany, where the Common Base Engine (CBE) will be built. Read more

remarkable surge in demand for new trailers

Remarkable Surge in Demand for New Trailers

A new trailer manufacturer in the Sunshine State is going gangbusters, thanks, in part, to the remarkable surge in demand for new trailers over the last 12 months or so. Paul Matthei sits down with James Yerbury, owner of Robuk Engineering, to discuss the details of his thriving new business.   Read more

smooth sophistication from an electric truck

Smooth Sophistication From an Electric Truck

The driving experience is not something people normally expect from a truck test drive, but it is possible to get smooth sophistication from an electric truck, reckons Tim Giles after driving the Fuso eCanter. Read more

Japanese big banger announced

Japanese Big Banger Announced

The return of a 13 litre engine to the Fuso heavy duty range sees a Japanese big banger announced at over 500hp. There had been a trend to use 11 litre engines, in recent years, at the top end of Japanese truck ranges from UD Trucks and Fuso. Read more

a genuine heavy duty challenger from Hino

A Genuine Heavy Duty Challenger from Hino

The complete renewal of the Hino truck range reaches its conclusion with the introduction of the new 700 Series models and sees a genuine heavy duty challenger from Hino coming on to the Australian truck market. Read more

electrification of the Australia Post fleet grows

Electrification of the Australia Post Fleet Grows

With the first arrivals hitting the road in October the electrification of the Australia Post fleet grows. Currently, Australia Post is the largest operator of electric vehicles in Australia, with a fleet of more than 3000 electric vehicles currently in use.  Read more

without drivers there is no transport business

Without Drivers There is No Transport Business

Vince Mannone works on the principle that without drivers there is no transport business. He acknowledges that they are the face of the company to the clients and ambassadors for the business, VA Hire, a transport operation steeped in diversity. Read more

the transition across to battery electric

The Transition Across to Battery Electric

SEA Electric, who have been at the leading edge of the transition across to battery electric, and have created a great deal of interest across the Pacific in the USA, where the whole subject of electric powertrains is much more advanced than here in Australia. Read more

a heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell electric truck

A Heavy Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck

Less than a year ago, Hino Trucks in the US announced that it was building a heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell electric truck. This video shows the XL8 prototype powered by a hydrogen fuel cell electric drivetrain, now on show at the 2021 ACT Expo in Long Beach, California, USA. Read more

driver support scoring system

Driver Support Scoring System

Scania were the first brand to introduce the driver support scoring system in Australia and it has continued to develop. However on a recent test drive PowerTorque’s scores were not particularly flattering and so we decided to blame such a low scoring performance, on the scoring system not being reset at the beginning of the test drive. Read more

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