New Scania, Trucking Optimism, a Major Fine and Electric Axles

The news from Diesel this week shows evidence of a new Scania, trucking optimism, a major fine and electric axles, with stories from around the world.   Images of the next generation Scania driving on Australian roads have started to appear on social media, as the Swedish truck maker run the new models in a, far from secret, evaluation program.    Truck Sales Up   The latest monthly truck sales figures released by the Truck Industry...

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Electric Inter, Volvo and LNG, Iveco and Suttons

Not only is there an Electric Inter, Volvo and LNG, Iveco and Suttons, plus a New Auto from Eaton/Cummins in Diesel News, but also Daimler Platooning and an Electric Van.   Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has introduced the new Endurant TM 12- speed automated transmission at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in Atlanta, in the US. Claimed to be the lightest, most efficient 1,850 ft lb–capable...

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New Boss at Penske

Penske Commercial Vehicles, distributor of the Western Star, MAN and Dennis Eagle commercial vehicles in Australia and New Zealand, have announced the appointment of a new Managing Director. Kevin Dennis, after two years with Penske Power Systems in Australia as its Director for On Highway business, has been moved to the position of Managing Director of PCV.     “Kevin brings a passion for developing new business sales...

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Turbo Compounding Explained?

Does anyone know exactly how turbo compounding works in a truck engine? It seems to be one of those technologies which appear and disappear without truck buyers actually working out how the thing works. This video doesn’t tell us anything except it will save US truck buyers fuel.   Over the years both Scania and Volvo have introduced and then un-introduced turbo compounding on their truck engines. The current DD 15 from...

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Fault Codes on your Phone

A new app has been released which will mean mechanics will be able to read fault codes on their smart phones, along with a raft of other useful information. Detroit has launched a free app for its dedicated on-highway customers.     The all-new app from Penske Power Systems provides an interactive way for customers to get the latest from Detroit, with engine fault code and parked regeneration information, dealer location and...

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Detroit Diesel DD 15 Engines Explained

The Detroit DD15 has been on our roads for some time now, but remains a bit of a mystery to some. Penske Power Systems have set up a DD 15 website with a number of multimedia explanations of the engine’s technology. Apart from the videos showing the engine’s manufacture, there is a tear down of an engine after it burned 720,000 litres of diesel.   Here is Detroit US Technical Guru, Terry Bistue, talking to Australian...

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