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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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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MAN/Scania gearbox plans

The first concrete cooperation project between MAN and Scania, since they both came under Volkswagen’s ownership, has been announced. The German and Swedish truck manufacturers have said they will be cooperating on vehicle gearboxes in the future.     The first stage of this collaboration will start in 2016, when Scania’s Opticruise AMT will begin to be integrated into the MAN heavy duty line up, the TGX and TGS....

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Reversing a double? I’ve got an app for that!

This is a new system being demonstrated by ZF in Germany in its ‘Innovation Truck’ demonstration vehicle. The truck uses a combination of technologies from both ZF and Bosch. When the double is required to handle some tight manoeuvring, especially when reversing, the driver gets out of the vehicle and moves the truck onto a loading bay using fingertip control using an app on a tablet. The system allows them to move either...

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