serious about autonomous trucks, after Australian testing

Serious About Autonomous Trucks, After Australian Testing

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

is hydrogen the future of long haul trucking?

Is Hydrogen the Future of Long Haul Trucking?

As the world becomes more interested in low emission electric vehicles, the problems around long distance freight are leading major corporations around the world to ask, is hydrogen the future of long haul trucking? Hyundai reckons it has the answer.

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three major new appointments

Three Major New Appointments

The last week has seen three major new appointments to organisations associated with the trucking industry, the Australian Trucking Association, Volvo Trucks and the Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds foundation have all appointed new people in top positions. Read more

a new start for Iveco

A New Start for Iveco

With the arrival of Michael May as its new Managing Director, there is the possibility of a new start for Iveco. This is a welcome change for the Australian operation, which has had a turbulent few years, and in light of the corporate changes to the global organisation. Tim Giles talks with Michael May, now that he has settled into the job. Read more

highly anticipated Anthem arrival

Highly Anticipated Anthem Arrival

Well, it has finally happened for Mack in Australia, this week has seen the highly anticipated Anthem arrival with a virtual launch online. The YouTube introduction gave us the basics with, more information, and test drives, scheduled to roll out into the future. Read more

Mack MD Series due for US production

Mack MD Series Due For US Production 

It was in July 2020 with the all-new medium duty Mack MD Series due for US production, that the pandemic pushed the whole process back many weeks. In a virtual press conference Mack announced the production start-up of the medium duty MD, its first medium duty truck since the end of production of the Mack Freedom in 2002.  Read more

Linfox’s electric truck

Linfox’s Electric Truck

The first Volvo FL Electric in Australia will be fitted with an eight-pallet body and tailgate lift and will be Linfox’s electric truck, evaluated while undertaking metropolitan deliveries within BevChain, the road transport operation’s beverage logistics business.  Read more

automatic transmission has grown in popularity

Automatic Transmission has Grown in Popularity 

The Allison automatic transmission has grown in popularity all the way across the light duty and medium duty sector of the truck market in recent years. The introduction of an Allison option has taken the Hyundai Mighty to new heights, with the truck now able to compete toe-to-toe with its strong Japanese competition. Read more

safety systems come grouped together

Safety Systems Come Grouped Together

In the Freightliner Cascadia, all of the safety systems come grouped together under the appellation of Detroit Assurance 5.0. This includes all of the usual fruit we have come to expect out of the top of the range Daimler trucks, there is Active Brake Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent high beam et al. Read more