Instagram Around Australian Trucking

This week we look at Instagram Around Australian Trucking, with shots from the Brisbane Truck Show and just out on the highway. Bris truck show #oldschoolcool #gotahaveoneofthese A post shared by Brad Wren (@wrenbrad) on May 28, 2017 at 1:55am PDT This was shot in Albury. The clay is used for so many things – from women's makeup, to bricks, to baths etc. Who has driven in something like this? #thedriverbook #truckers...

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The Twitterverse, According To Diesel News

Welcome to The Twitterverse, According To Diesel News. A few selected tweets from around the trucking industry which might peak your interest. You’ve seen the video, now see the real thing. X15 with ADEPT on display at the Cummins Eaton stand. It has to be seen at BTS! pic.twitter.com/Gdb8w2tNPZ — Cummins SP Events (@CumminsEvents) May 27, 2017 Smart Ideas Section: Great initiative from @DarrenChesterMP, @NHVR & ALRTA...

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The Show Kicks Off

  This morning, the fiftieth Brisbane Truck Show kicked off with a series of new trucks for the industry, with a few trucks unveiled that haven’t been seen in Australia before.       For Mercedes-Benz, it was the launch of the rigid trucks in its New Generation series. On display were an 8×4 and a 6×4.     From UD, the new Quon which was only recently revealed in Japan made its Australian debut,...

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Autonomous Trucks On Our Streets

When can we expect to see autonomous trucks on our streets? Right now apparently, this is a Volvo garbage truck actually working on a residential street in Sweden.     When Diesel News took a trip on public roads in this autonomous Freightliner, a couple of years ago, the moment when the driver pressed the button, let go of the wheel and handed over control to the truck, sent a shiver down the spine:   Here we have the...

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Road Charging For Trucks

Looking at the world from the point of view of the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association’s (ALRTA) Executive Director, Mathew Munro, his concerns for the Association’s members can be divided into two parts. On the one hand, members have to deal with the same issues confronting the entire trucking industry while, on the other, there are specific issues affecting rural carriers in particular.     “The big...

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Truck Of The Future From Iveco

Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Europe’s truck manufacturers liked to spring the odd surprise at the various annual shows. By ‘odd’ I mean those wonderfully futuristic concept trucks that looked great under the spotlights, before eventually ending-up in some dusty corner of the R&D department…or scrapped.     While concept trucks have rather fallen out of fashion with other truck makers, to its great credit Iveco continues to...

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