New Top Man at ZF

A new top man at ZF Services Australia has been announced. The new Managing Director of ZF in Australia is to be Mark Sookias. He is an experienced business leader with over 17 years in senior management positions at multinational organisations across a variety of industries. Sookias’ most recent role was Executive General Manager at automotive parts distributor, Motospecs, a division of Genuine Parts Company Asia Pacific, which he...

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All New Stralis Launched

Iveco have launched the next generation of the Stralis model with a new drive line and more powerful electronics, claiming fuel savings of over ten per cent. The New Stralis XP follows the Stralis Hi-Way, launched in 2012, retaining the cabin and SCR only emission control technology, but not for all drivelines.     Some of the engines, in trucks designed for long international haulage in Europe, will include an element of...

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Brian Pulls a Big One

The latest Volvo stunt video includes a starring appearance by one of Diesel Magazine’s regular contributors. The video has Euro Bureau correspondent, Brian Weatherley, in a top power Volvo FH16 prime mover pulling a road train loaded with a number of double stacked containers.   The video is pinpointing a new development from Volvo, the new heavy haulage, low crawler gears available in the I-Shift AMT fitted to the FH...

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New kids on the block

At the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show, this is the kind of image the reintroduction of the International brand will be trying to create, plenty of bling and loud rock music, with a Lonestar. However, this is not the image or the truck which will make or break the brand in Australia. That job will fall to another truck, the ProStar, to do the heavy lifting and get truck sales on the board.   With the ProStar, we are talking about a...

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New controls for equipment and auto boxes

An Australian truck automatic transmission distributor has partnered with a major US supplier of innovative control technology. Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Industrial division has announced an expansion of its global distribution network with the appointment of, Australian company, Heavy Automatics, as its representative for the Arens Controls brand in Australia and New Zealand.     “Heavy Automatics specialises in...

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Three sticks

This video suggests changing gear in this old US Kenworth is incredibly complex. Of course it isn’t, the two extra sticks perform the function of the splitter and range change switches on a modern 18 speed. Why make the whole job so highly complicated by fitting such long gear levers? Driving a truck is hard enough in itself before you go and make it even more...

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