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.
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.
Last week the video was about the fatigue hack and this week we see an update on the smart steering wheel which has come out of this initiative.
In Europe, the Iveco Stralis X-Way range is undeniably extensive, with rigid and semi models available for tipper and mixer applications, hook-lift/tilt tray container operations, crane, timber and tanker work. For those hauliers looking to get into, and out of, tight-spots there’s the option of rear-steer axles on three and four-axle rigid chassis, along with a tridem bogie on 8x2s and 8x4s.
An unveiling by Isuzu at the recent MEGATRANS2018 event probably marks electric trucks coming of age in the Australian truck market. Diesel News delves into the details and discusses the Japanese truck maker’s plans in this area.
A ceremony in Melbourne has seen another highway hero honoured. George Athanasiou is an Australian Personnel Solutions (APS) contractor engaged by Americold on a major account and he was en route to make a delivery on the Mornington Peninsula when he came across a crash site where a car had collided with a tow truck picking up a stricken vehicle at a major intersection.
How simple a rule is it to understand? Do not overtake a turning vehicle should be a no brainer for car drivers but they still put everyone’s lives in danger by shooting either side of a turning truck. This short video show just two examples of what goes on everyday on the highway for most truckies.
As of September there will be a new boss for Volvo Group Australia. The move has been made as the current President of VGA, Peter Voorhoeve has been announced as the next President of Volvo Trucks North America.
An announcement this week about new dual clutch technology arriving in Australia means we now need to know just how this smoother changing AMT works. Luckily for us, the kind folks at Volvo have made a video to show just how the technology works and how it will smooth out the transition from one ratio to another with no dip in torque.