the new Western Star is coming here

The New Western Star is Coming Here

After its release in the USA this week,Penske Australia and New Zealand has announced that the new Western Star is coming here in late 2022 or early 2023. The new platform for the brand, the 49X was launched in a series of virtual presentations showcasing the development of a Western Star, which picks up all of the latest design and state-of-the-art technology from the global Daimler platform. Read more

how does a hydrogen fuel cell truck work?

How Does a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Work?

After a series of futuristic fuel cell truck launches, the latest launch from Daimler trucks answers a few more questions about exactly how does a hydrogen fuel cell truck work? The launch of the GenH2 truck by the global group coincides with a lot of gossip on business news channels in the US about claims made by fuel cell truck innovator, Nikola. Read more

Ask the bloody question, R U OK?

Today is the day when we have to remind everyone, especially in these tough times, to ask the bloody question, R U OK? September 10 is the day to make sure you keep a keen eye out for any signs of stress taking its toll on those working around you. Read more

is it just more hydrogen hype?

Is it Just More Hydrogen Hype?

Is there a new zero emission truck fuel waiting in the wings or is it just more hydrogen hype? At the moment it is difficult to work out exactly where we are at in the development of hydrogen as a realistic substitute for diesel in the long term. Read more

amazing women truck drivers

Amazing Women Truck Drivers

Just watching these videos of amazing women truck drivers from China shows us just what would be possible if the trucking industry was opened up more effectively to the other half of the population. Read more

it is a big problem

It is a Big Problem

There is a need for the launch this week of the Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds program, because there is no doubt, it is a big problem. This video may be a little long but this is a large subject to cover. Read more

recognition of truckies

Recognition for Truckies

If there is one thing which has been remarkable about this year , it is that the public of Australia has developed an understanding and recognition of truckies. This video shows one of those truckies getting some recognition, as John Lee, from Shoobridge Transport, receives his Highway Guardian Award in the company’s yard in Murwillumbah in Far Northern New South Wales. 

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the cost of Covid for trucking

Truck Border Problems are Global

Here in Australia we have been very concerned about the series of border closures which have threatened to disrupt the trucking economy, we haven’t looked overseas, but truck border problems are global during this pandemic. Read more

COVID-19 fighting trucks

COVID-19 Fighting Trucks

With parts of Australia in the grip of another wave of the pandemic, COVID-19 fighting trucks are in demand as the need for comprehensive sanitation solutions has grown exponentially. Read more

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