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
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.
Asked about his penchant for Mack trucks, Steven Thurston, who, with his wife Kate operates Thurston’s Transport says the B-Model that his father bought second-hand in 1970, and that he has recently restored back to its original glory, probably had a fair bit to do with him being bulldog to the bone. Read more
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
PowerTorque had the opportunity to sit in on a global discussion, hosted by Hyundai, with about 20 technical journalists and took the opportunity to ask the question, why hydrogen and why Australia? The management team driving the development of fuel cell technology in Hyundai talked about their plans and answered a wide variety of questions.
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
A fundamental change in its structure, will see Daimler Trucks spin off from Mercedes Benz into, what Daimler are calling, two pure-play companies. The company says the move is ‘designed to unlock the full potential of its businesses in a zero-emissions, software-driven future. Read more
Due to the continuing impact and uncertainty that COVID-19 has on all aspects of business and lives globally, Cummins has announced it will not be exhibiting at Brisbane Truck Show in 2021. Read more
As part of the process of moving ahead under new management and with new priorities two new appointments at Iveco have been announced. Read more
It looks like the big truck makers in Europe are getting serious about autonomous trucks, after Australian testing as there are now trucks running from hub to hub on the roads of Sweden. In this video, Scania are working with autonomous truck specialists TuSimple from the US. Read more