truck manufacturers have been all at sea

Truck Manufacturers Have Been All At Sea

The disruption caused to global supply chain by the pandemic has meant that many truck manufacturers have been all at sea, or to be more precise not able to get trucks or things like semiconductors across the sea. Read more

luxurious, big and comfortable European cab

Luxurious, Big and Comfortable European Cab

“I wanted a luxurious, big and comfortable European cab, and that’s exactly what I have with this new truck,” says Gabriel Badea. “It’s really like spending my day in a mobile office, which is what I wanted. Read more

8x2 configuration is not a popular choice in Australia

8×2 Configuration is Not a Popular Choice in Australia

Although the 8×2 configuration is not a popular choice in Australia, Gabriel Badea says he’s sold on it because it provides the best payload capacity along with remarkably good fuel economy. What’s more, he doesn’t buy the ‘conventional wisdom’ that suggests a bogie-drive truck is essential for his line of work. Read more

a turning point for global transport

A Turning Point for Global Transport

At the COP26 in Glasgow and representing a global response to climate emissions from trucks and buses as well as marking a turning point for global transport, 15 countries have agreed to work together toward 100 per cent zero-emission new truck and bus sales by 2040.  Read more

Scania to become the lead brand in the global Traton Group

Scania to Become the Lead Brand in the global Traton Group

An announcement of structural changes at the top, which are effective as of October 1, confirms Scania to become the lead brand in the global Traton Group. As a result of the changes, Christian Levin takes on a changed role which merges his current role as President and CEO of Scania with the role as President and CEO of Traton. Read more

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

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

no replacement for displacement

No Replacement for Displacement

The old adage about the fact that there is no replacement for displacement used to be a very useful indicator. A truck would need a big block and plenty of horses to get up to speed and to hold speed. However, those engines did not have the kind of torque curves we are seeing in the modern electronically controlled engine.  Read more

trying to hit that B-double sweet spot

Trying to Hit That B-double Sweet Spot

Alongside a few different truck manufacturers, Scania are trying to hit that B-double sweet spot with the new 540hp R Series prime mover, using a 13-litre engine to get the job done. PowerTorque took one of these trucks out on the roads of Sydney to see if the sweet spot has been reached by the Swedish truck maker. Read more

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