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
Three brands announced two truck dealerships and a teaser this week, reminding us that the truck industry in Australia is alive and well. Read more
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
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
A joint venture agreement for e-mobility products has been signed this week as part of a Hino and Traton electric power deal. The new JV will drive sustainable transport, based on the strategic partnership started in 2018. Read more
A new range of V8s engines include an all new engine with a top power of 770hp released this week by Scania. The Swedish truck maker is also claiming fuel savings of up to six per cent, when the new G33 gearbox is included in the drivetrain.
With the release of new 540 hp engines in Australia, plus a global launch of hybrid and fully electric trucks, there are a series of new power options from Scania.
It is now possible to get a cabover tipper which ticks all of the boxes. It is fit for purpose in terms of handling the work and also comes with all of the safety systems which help in PBS assessments. At the same time the larger, more mature tipper fleets are looking to realign the sector’s image and distance themselves from a more cowboy past. Read more
In recent years the European tipper and dog sales growth has eaten into the US trucks’ dominance in the tipper and dog market following its growth in market share in prime mover sales. Hence, at Brisbane Truck Show last year both Scania and MAN had a 6×4 tipper prominently on display. Read more
After watching these two videos many people will still need to have Scania’s flying enigma explained. The latest stunt by Scania, to be released on YouTube leaves the viewer puzzled about what is going and what point is being made. Read more