A Viable Alternative Option

A Viable Alternative Option

With the launch of the Volvo heavy duty electric truck range late in 2023, the Australasian transport industry can see a viable alternative option on a model which is already one of the top selling trucks.
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just right between what’s desirable and what’s practical

Just Right Between What’s Desirable and What’s Practical

The art of specifying a truck for the Australian market is all about looking at what is available on the assembly line and getting the mix just right between what’s desirable and what’s practical in this country. Many trucks being sold in Australia today come out of very large global stables, produced by global companies.
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Kenworth is narrowing the gap

Kenworth is Narrowing the Gap 

During a 2,000km round trip driving a Kenworth T610 prime mover pulling a B-double curtainsider, PowerTorque’s Paul Matthei had plenty of time to thoroughly evaluate the unit, whether Kenworth is narrowing the gap. 
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the other medium duty truck from Japan

The Other Medium Duty Truck from Japan

UD Trucks are mounting a comeback in the one sector of the Australian truck market with the other medium duty truck from Japan, the Croner, leading the charge. Diesel takes one out on the roads of Brisbane to assess its potential.
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only one transmission offered on the new UD Croner

Only One Transmission Offered on the New UD Croner

The release of the latest UD shows just how much times have changed, there is only one transmission offered on the new UD Croner. In the past, a truck like this would be offered to market with a basic manual gearbox, and then, perhaps, a gearbox with more speeds or even an auto might be offered as an added option.
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medium-duty trucks rarely break away from the ‘burbs

Medium-Duty Trucks Rarely Break away From the ‘Burbs

While many medium-duty trucks rarely break away from the ‘burbs, there are some that do the long highway hauls just like their big brothers. Paul Matthei set off from Brisbane bound for Sydney via Tamworth and Dubbo to evaluate the performance of Hino’s all-new 500 Series Standard Cab in the wide-open spaces
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driving the new Kenworth T410 and T360

Driving the New Kenworth T410 and T360

It was a great opportunity, driving the new Kenworth T410 and T360, this is the next step for Kenworth in the process of integrating their new cabin concept across the whole range. Diesel News look the trucks for a short test drive. Read More
the rectangular shaped box

The Rectangular Shaped Box

There’s one aspect of large vans that continues basically unchanged across the generations, the rectangular shaped box of varying dimensions that comprises up to three-quarters of the vehicle. Clearly the simple reason is that this shape maximises the cargo carrying volume which is obviously the primary purpose for this type of vehicle. Read More