Getting it right

Customer feedback regarding the automatic transmission performance and steering in Fuso’s Heavy truck range means changes have been made to correct and improve some issues.

Drivers had reported losing momentum during gear changes in some conditions. After conducting a test program, two improvements have been put into place by Fuso. The clutch engagement phase timing has been shortened to deliver a faster gear-shift and the shift map has been improved to allow transmission ‘down’ changes at higher revs when the vehicle is decelerating. Read more

Truck sales still soft

After a period in which truck sales figures have been depressed, the latest sales numbers for May, published by the Truck Industry Council, are not giving us signs of recovery, and are still down on last year’s figures. After a period where heavy duty showed signs of recovery while medium and light duty remained in the doldrums, the situation now sees all segments staying around the same levels and slightly below where they were 12 months ago. Read more

Shake-up for Daimler in Australia

Daimler Trucks here in Australia has gone through a change at the top as a part of global management restructure, throughout the group. The various brands and functions within the group will now be overseen by a series of General Managers. The Daimler Truck and Bus Australia/Pacific is now included in the remit of Daimler Trucks North America, based in Portland Oregon and controlling Freightliner and Western Star across North America. Read more

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