Isuzu In, Autonomous Safety, Vice Grips and Electric Vans

This week in Diesel News, Isuzu In, Autonomous Safety, Vice Grips and Electric Vans. Truck manufacturer Isuzu has announced its support of multi-modal supply chain event MEGATRANS2018, joining the show as a Platinum Sponsor.   Isuzu, market leader in Australian truck sales for 28 consecutive years, joins key partners including the Victorian Government and the Port of Melbourne in supporting this inaugural trade show event, which takes...

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Toll Appointment, Western Star Awards, 40 Years of Lowes, Isuzu on Display and a Telematics Milestone

A Toll Appointment, Western Star Awards, 40 Years of Lowes, Isuzu on Display and a Telematics Milestone in this week’s Diesel News. New CFO for Toll Toll Holdings is taking action on its promised executive reshuffle, appointing a new Chief Financial Officer to help it return to profitability on the back of its $1.43 billion loss. Toll Holding has appointed former Treasury Wine Estates finances boss, Noel Meehan, as its new CFO,...

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Truck Sales Take Off, Flynn Liquidation, Isuzu Bullbars and Penske Expansion

The news in the world of trucks this week includes Truck Sales Taking Off, Flynn Liquidation, Isuzu Bullbars, Groeneveld Takeover and a Penske Expansion. The latest sales figures released by the Truck Industry Council (TIC) suggest an optimistic trucking industry is starting to invest in more new trucks at the heavier end of the market. Although the light- and medium-duty markets have been relatively strong in recent years, the...

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Wheelie Quick Isuzu

This is a wheelie quick Isuzu truck pulling off an incredible stunt back in a 1980s TV advert for the Japanese market. No wonder the Isuzu brand has been number one for so long here in Australia, no other truck can wheelie like this. Diesel News is still trying to figure out how they achieved this in the days before CGI and all of the other electronic magic.   For Hino, the eighties meant big hair:   Of course, for Fuso, the...

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Baby Of The Bunch

Diesel News got a chance at test driving N Series models released by Isuzu. The first cab off the rank is baby of the bunch, an NLR 45-150 fitted with a van body. Outward appearance is little changed over the previous N Series, with new badge work and larger turn signal repeaters on the doors being the most visible difference. For more than a decade the N Series cab has been a great example of functionality and space efficiency with...

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An International Trucks Deal, Autonomous Trucks, Low Fuel Volvo and a New UD

The headlines this week include An International Trucks Deal, Autonomous Trucks, Low Fuel Volvo and a New UD, plus a top Isuzu dealer award, in Diesel News.     Volvo Trucks’ new concept is claimed to drastically boost productivity in long-haul operations. The Swedish truck maker reckon it cuts fuel consumption by more than 30 per cent. There is said to be a 40 per cent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency on the prime...

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