Tag Archives: Trucks

KP Logistik orders 100 LNG trucks off Scania | TRANSPORT NEWS

In its largest single order to date, Scania will deliver 100 LNG fuelled trucks to KP Logistik, based in Stavenhagen, Germany. “With this strategic order for gas vehicles, we want pioneer more sustainable transport and set a good example for the transport industry,” says David Brokholm, Managing Director, KP Logistik GmbH. “Carbon emissions from natural gas trucks are lower than ...

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MAN PerformanceLine to Debut at Brisbane Truck Show | TRANSPORT NEWS

Penske Commercial Vehicles will debut the all-new, limited edition MAN TGX D38 PerformanceLine at the Brisbane Truck Show in May. Available in 580 and 640hp 6×4 configurations with either the XLX or XXL cab. In addition to the D38  standard features that the PerformanceLine features an energy efficient, advanced light and visibility package, twin pairing of mobile devices, leather Alcantara ...

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PROSTAR PERFECT | COMPANY PROFILE-Internationals are back on track with Booyal Quarries

Internationals are back on track with Booyal Quarries There’s something rather nostalgic about thinking back to when you were first allowed to ‘drive’ a vehicle. For Booyal Quarries owner Bruce Evans, that experience was at the age of eight, at the controls of his father’s International Harvester bulldozer. Bruce eventually graduated from the ‘dozer to drive his first truck, an ...

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DIGGING DEEP | Truck Review -Scania Australia reveals the new XT mining and construction range

Scania Australia reveals the new XT mining and construction range – Words by Ed Higginson Scania launched its new XT mining and construction range as part of its ’New Truck Generation’ in November at the IMARC Expo in Melbourne,. For XT, read “Xtra Tough”, heralding the introduction of some impressive features to enable these models to cope with extreme environments. ...

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ULTIMATE THOUGHT PROCESSORS | Truck Review -UD Trucks’ revised Quon heavy duty truck has moved a step closer to complete autonomy.

Warren Caves reviews the autonomous UD UD Trucks’ revised Quon heavy duty truck has moved a step closer to complete autonomy. To experience this development at close quarters, PowerTorque visited Japan to evaluate a commercial test-ready Quon fitted with its latest autonomous technology, prior to the start of a trial in real-world customer operations within controlled environments. Once the trial ...

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FUTURE PERFECT | TRUCK REVIEW – Scania aiming high for 2019

 Scania aiming high for 2019 Swedish truck maker Scania is ready for a major attack on the Australian truck market through 2019 as supplies of its highly impressive New Generation Truck range become more easily available. With a high-profile global release, the company was taken by surprise when its order banks grew faster than anticipated and supply from Europe was ...

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STREET SMART | TRUCK REVIEW – HINO 500 Series

Hino shows its 500 Series is based on clever thinking – Words by Warren Caves.  Hino’s 500 Series Wide Cab range entered service with Australian fleets in early 2017, teaming a choice of two different capacity, six-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engines with the Allison 3000 World Series six-speed automatic transmission. Visually, the difference between the two engines was evident in the ...

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Making Tracks | TRUCK REVIEW-VOLVO FH600 Globetrotter

Volvo’s FH600 Globetrotter provides plenty of on-road appeal, as Brenton O’Connor discovers. Photography by Geoff Parrington If you were in the market for a truck 30 years ago, and your purchasing decisions revolved around performance, fuel economy and engine brake performance, you would have purchased a North American truck every time. By contrast, the European offerings were typically heavy, underpowered, ...

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Time Management | COMPANY PROFILE – AUSCOLD

Delays and late arrivals are simply not an option when you’re carrying perishable goods. Stuart Martin reports on Adelaide-based Auscold – Images by Cristian Brunelli Getting any goods from A to B in pristine condition requires careful handling in general transport, but, add refrigeration and cold storage aspects to the equation, then there’s even more to consider. Breakdowns are not ...

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KENWORTH KLASSIC 2017 | EVENT-TRUCK SHOW

PowerTorque’s Warren Caves relives the past lives of the Kenworth clan on display at the annual Clarendon Classic Rally – Images by Torque it Up. The annual Clarendon Classic Rally hosted by the Sydney Antique Machinery Club was held over the weekend of the 16th and 17th of September, and, following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, ...

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