Tim Giles

Heading Outback with a Scania B-triple

Here’s a short video Diesel News captured heading outback with a Scania B-triple. Filmed soon after dawn on the road from Charleville to Cunnamulla in South West Queensland, the Scania was pulling over 70 tonnes GCM.

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we started off with a fantastic idea

We Started Off With a Fantastic Idea

With Performance Based Standards we started off with a fantastic idea. We Australians are very good at great ideas. Then came the part where drilling down to the details created the basic tenets of the scheme and how it would work. 

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hacking at the fatigue problem

Hacking at the Fatigue Problem

In an industry first, and featured on our video of the week, groups of smart, young, outside-the-box thinkers got together in Canberra to try hacking at the fatigue problem.

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timing is everything in the truck market

Timing is Everything in the Truck Market

With the release of the new Scania range the old adage, timing is everything in the truck market, comes true as the new trucks, dubbed the ‘New Truck Generation’ (NTG) by the marketing people at the Swedish truck maker, hit the Australian market on the crest of a wave.

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the conventional contenders

The Conventional Contenders

The short BBC conventional B-double prime mover market is dominated by Kenworth, especially with the T610 arriving, but, what about the conventional contenders in this segment? In the next issue of Diesel Magazine, we look at two of these, the International ProStar and the Western Star 5800SS, to see what they have to offer.

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fuel miser winner

Fuel Miser Winner

After a two day competition involving 21 truck drivers from around the country the fuel miser winner has been announced. Steve Wastell of BLU Logistics has won the Australian final of the Volvo Trucks Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 2018. 

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It’s a Great Trucking Life

For many truck drivers it’s a great trucking life, but if you look at media reports about trucking, it definitely isn’t. Videos like this one from Linfox do a little to redress the balance. We as an industry should be doing more like this and get the message out there that trucking can be a great life.

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