MAN on the road

MAN On The Road

Diesel’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, hasn’t been able to get out and test many trucks in 2020, but when the chance to take the new TGX 26.640 from MAN on the road, he jumped at the chance. Not only was it a bit of a cure for cabin fever, but the new truck drew a lot of attention from other drivers. Read more

newly released truck range from MAN

Newly Released Truck Range from MAN 

There has been a great deal of interest on European roads in the newly released truck range from MAN and Diesel’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, reckons the new truck is a winner. Read more

fighting over a trolley full of toilet rolls

Fighting Over a Trolley Full of Toilet Rolls

As the first UK COVID-19 deaths were reported, so panic buying ensued, so that video of the two Australian women fighting over a trolley full of toilet rolls was replicated all over the UK, and within days the supermarket shelves were stripped bare of anything you could eat or wipe your posterior with, reports Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers. 

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dispatches from the UK frontline

Dispatches from the UK Frontline

Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, sends us his dispatches from the UK frontline, where the transport industry coped admirably with COVID-19, giving truck drivers a much-needed PR boost. But for how much longer will they be flavour of the month?  Read more

the new Volvo’s inside story

The New Volvo’s Inside Story

Anyone feeling slightly underwhelmed by the external changes to the new Volvo FH, launched virtually earlier this year and witnessed by Diesel News European Correspondent, Will Shiers, should be slightly happier with the new Volvo’s inside story. The Swedish truck maker hasn’t gone overboard, but it is a considerable improvement over its predecessor. Read more

Volvo virtually launched four new trucks

Volvo Virtually Launched Four New Trucks

Despite disruption caused by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in Europe, Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, witnessed the show when Volvo virtually launched four new trucks as a live online broadcast, interacting with the event from his office computer. Read more

a zero-emission heavy duty truck

A Zero-Emission Heavy Duty Truck 

The Nikola Tre is a zero-emission heavy duty truck aimed at markets outside of North America. Manufactured by Iveco in Europe, the truck uses a choice of two Nikola zero-emission drivelines, originally developed for the company’s electric trucks for the US market. Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, has seen the truck in the metal and assesses its viability. Read more

problems with European curtainsiders

Problems with European Curtainsiders

We think we have problems with some trailers, but if we think we have issues, ask this YouTube trucking expert, Stavros, who uses this video to run through some of the problems with European curtainsiders. He also highlights some smart ideas, which might be useful on our curtainsiders here in Australia. Read more