Trucks Will Be Very Different

From 2020, in London, the kind of trucks will be very different from those currently entering the city. Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Brian Weatherley, reports on the latest moves to boost direct driver vision in the nation’s capital. What’s happening in London today could well happen in Sydney, Brisbane or Perth tomorrow. No? Don’t be so sure (in fact, it’s beginning to happen in Melbourne now). In a bid to reduce the number...

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The Streets of London

On the streets of London, the CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) ticking for truck owners in the UK capital. There’s been a growing debate in the UK on how to avoid collisions between commercial vehicles and cyclists. Truck makers are showcasing the designs they have come up with to avoid cyclist fatalities.   In 2011, an analysis of nine cycling fatalities involving trucks in London discovered that seven of them...

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Truck Of The Future From Renault

Although they do not play in the Australian market, the Truck Of The Future From Renault may be of interest to our operators. It is an attempt to optimise fuel use and utilises different technologies from a range of component suppliers.     Renault Trucks recently unveiled the latest in its series of on-road mobile laboratories designed to find ways to maximise fuel efficiency. After originally starting the ball rolling with...

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Truck Of The Future From Iveco

Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Europe’s truck manufacturers liked to spring the odd surprise at the various annual shows. By ‘odd’ I mean those wonderfully futuristic concept trucks that looked great under the spotlights, before eventually ending-up in some dusty corner of the R&D department…or scrapped.     While concept trucks have rather fallen out of fashion with other truck makers, to its great credit Iveco continues to...

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The CLOCS Ticking

On the streets of London, the CLOCS ticking for truck owners in the UK capital. There’s been a growing debate in the UK on how to avoid collisions between commercial vehicles and cyclists. Truck suppliers and operators recently gathered in London to showcase their latest cycle-friendly products. In 2011 an analysis of nine cycling fatalities involving trucks in London discovered that seven of them were construction vehicles,...

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