Best Looking US Trucks
Mar29

Best Looking US Trucks

Here are the Best Looking US Trucks rolling into the Mid America Truck Show last week. The annual event takes place in Louisville, Kentucky and attracts the best customised trucks in North America. In recent years the big truck manufacturers have shunned this massive truck show, but this year’s event saw the return of Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack and Western Star to the fold.   The big draw for the hordes of truck fans who...

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New Kenworth T610 Cabin Tour
Mar29

New Kenworth T610 Cabin Tour

This week Diesel News is going on a new Kenworth T610 cabin tour, checking out how much has changed from the brand’s traditional design. The single windscreen is one of those indicators of US influence and all of the original launch trucks are fitted with them. However, the split windscreen has not gone away and Kenworth promise it will appear sometime soon. The question has to be, is the single windscreen really a step too far? The...

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Radical Quest For a Safer Truck
Mar29

Radical Quest For a Safer Truck

A radical quest for a safer truck led the team working on the design of agitators in the Boral fleet to come up with a solution which not only improved safety, but also lowered the tare mass of the truck, with no increase in cost. The task of thinking about what could be improved in the way Boral builds its agitators came to Merv Rowlands, Boral Fleet Engineering Manager Logistics. The problem to be solved was the overrepresentation...

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Training, Training, Training
Mar29

Training, Training, Training

In the same way the real estate agent will talk about location, location, location, anyone talking about the best future for the trucking industry has to talk about training, training, training. The industry needs to progress, but the workforce is getting older and the supply of bright young talent is dwindling. Why is the supply dwindling and why are experienced workers leaving the industry? It’s because it’s not an attractive...

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Livestock Election Win, Electronic Road Charging and Safe Rates
Mar29

Livestock Election Win, Electronic Road Charging and Safe Rates

Looking back on the week, Diesel News picked out Livestock Election Win, Electronic Road Charging and Safe Rates as headlines, plus SUPs, VTA Training and Skills Training. Two livestock operators have been elected to the General Council of the Australian Trucking Association in the recent elections. John Beer, from Romsey, Victoria, and Lynley Miners, from Adaminaby, New South Wales will take office at the ATA Annual General Meeting...

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