the lifting pusher axle is on the rise

The Lifting Pusher is on the Rise

Truck manufacturers seem to have discovered a new niche in the market, the lifting pusher axle is on the rise and is appearing in a Diesel test drive for the third time in eight months. This time Diesel News runs the Hino GH through its paces.

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return of the Reo

Return of the Reo

A talking point for many of the trucking community is the return of the Reo, the re-emergence of an iconic truck brand on Australian roads.

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the CASE for electric vehicles

The CASE for Electric Vehicles.

The four major developments happening in the truck technology market around the world have become known as the CASE for electric vehicles, an acronym for connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles, shared vehicles and last, but not least, electric vehicles.

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first outing for a B-quad

First Outing for a B-quad

An event in Forbes NSW will see the first outing for a B-quad, when the newly approved combination will be on demonstration as part of the Forbes Harvest Field Day and PBS Vehicle Demonstration. This will be a chance to see an array of the innovative combinations possible under the Performance Based Standards scheme.

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credible improved fuel consumption claims

Credible Improved Fuel Consumption Claims

As a result of credible improved fuel consumption claims, Scania trucks started to appear, in recent years, in the big fleets and market share has grown substantially, hitting the heady heights of 8.3 per cent market share in 2017, selling 1,003 trucks.

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timing is everything in the truck market

Timing is Everything in the Truck Market

With the release of the new Scania range the old adage, timing is everything in the truck market, comes true as the new trucks, dubbed the ‘New Truck Generation’ (NTG) by the marketing people at the Swedish truck maker, hit the Australian market on the crest of a wave.

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the conventional contenders

The Conventional Contenders

The short BBC conventional B-double prime mover market is dominated by Kenworth, especially with the T610 arriving, but, what about the conventional contenders in this segment? In the next issue of Diesel Magazine, we look at two of these, the International ProStar and the Western Star 5800SS, to see what they have to offer.

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fuel miser winner

Fuel Miser Winner

After a two day competition involving 21 truck drivers from around the country the fuel miser winner has been announced. Steve Wastell of BLU Logistics has won the Australian final of the Volvo Trucks Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 2018. 

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ProStar driveline smarts

ProStar Driveline Smarts

Despite being a relatively unsophisticated truck International ProStar driveline smarts on the truck tested by Diesel News are impressive. One of the aspects of this design is relatively new to Australia and this is the ADEPT powertrain technology that can be included in the package when an Ultrashift is specified. This sees drivetrain technology moving to another level. 

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