how far can you push a truck?

How Far Can You Push a Truck?

Attendees at the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show should be able to answer the question, how far can you push a truck? The truck push will be part of the South Bank Truck Festival, an event associated with BTS21. Read more

T610 tested on a typical line-haul run

T610 Tested on a Typical Line-haul Run

The Kenworth PowerTorque took on a 2,000km trip on the Bruce Highway from Brisbane to Mackay and return saw the T610 tested on a typical line-haul run. The prime mover was hitched to a 34-pallet curtainsider B-double with the combination sporting a fairly typical GCM of 55 tonnes. The truck was loaded northbound but returned to Brisbane empty. Read more

a new truck building system

A New Truck Building System

Mack’s Anthem is not just a new cabin design; this is a new truck building system with all of the latest technology integrated into the truck build. It is this new system, which will not only be appearing in the new Anthem model but will also be the standard operating system and and interior design on the Mack trucks further up the range, i.e. the Trident and the Superliner. Read more

the Hino 700 dripfeed continues

The Hino 700 Dripfeed Continues

With small snippets of information about the new model on its way, the Hino 700 dripfeed continues with another release this week which proves to be a bit of a poser for those who know the Hino range. Read more

the return of the BlackBerry

The Return of the BlackBerry

An announcement this week sees the return of the BlackBerry name continuing, as the former maker of early mobile phones which included a keyboard and gained the reputation as being an addictive ‘CrackBerry’ has transformed into a technology provider to the truck industry alongside other vehicle makers. Read more

first OEM electric truck launched by Fuso

First OEM Electric Truck Launched by Fuso

With the launch this week of the all-electric eCanter in Australia we have seen the first OEM electric truck launched by Fuso. On sale now, the eCanter is the first original equipment manufacturer all-electric truck available on the Australian market. Read more

Kenworth is narrowing the gap

Kenworth is Narrowing the Gap 

During a 2,000km round trip driving a Kenworth T610 prime mover pulling a B-double curtainsider, PowerTorque’s Paul Matthei had plenty of time to thoroughly evaluate the unit, whether Kenworth is narrowing the gap.  Read more

a challenging truck maker’s conundrum

A Challenging Truck Maker’s Conundrum

The situation Michael May stepped into in this new role as Managing Director of Iveco in Australia can be said to be a challenging truck maker’s conundrum. Iveco has a respectable history and sturdy relationship with the Australian trucking industry, and trucks like the Acco have a place in the hearts of many who grew up with these vehicles. Read more

first production of electric trucks

First Production of Electric Trucks

Melbourne based company SEA Electric has commenced the first production of electric trucks at commercial volume levels in Australia, with the first of the vehicles currently on the SEA Electric production line in Melbourne. Read more