a new generation of Japanese prime movers

A New Generation of Japanese Prime Movers

The globalisation of the truck manufacturing industry is leading to improvements in the level of technology available in a new generation of Japanese prime movers. Now it is the turn for Fuso to come up with a heavy duty prime mover loaded with European sophistication, Diesel News takes a prototype for a drive. Read more

low-entry cabs on the streets of London

Low Entry Cabs on the Streets of London

Going Global’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, explores the UK’s growing demand for low-entry cabs on the streets of London, and gets behind the wheel of the market-leading Mercedes-Benz Econic. Read more

driver comforts from Renault

Driver Comforts From Renault

The design of most of its product will always look a little quirky, but it is the driver comforts from Renault which stand out. The company doesn’t go for the conventional if it can demonstrate a little style or introduce a little Gallic ingenuity. This is the case, even in the work horse, Master van, which Diesel News took for a test drive. Read more

8x2 rigid version of the New Truck Generation

8×2 Rigid Version of the New Truck Generation

With a continual drive to lower the fuel consumption of its trucks, Scania has introduced a P 360 8×2 rigid version of the New Truck Generation range, targeted squarely at urban distribution roles. Paul Matthei took a loaded unit for a jaunt over the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and returned with an extraordinary fuel figure. Read more

the future of the black box

The Future of the Black Box

Truck development is at a tipping point, in electronics terms, the future of the black box will see integration of functionality into a single system. Diesel News talks to one of the suppliers of these systems, Directed Technologies. Read more

biodiesel is back?

Biodiesel is Back?

After a hiatus for the past few years, it may the time to ask whether biodiesel is back? This is after the news was released that Just Biodiesel has recommissioned its biodiesel manufacturing plant in Barnawartha, Victoria. Read more

latest new models from Kenworth

Latest New Models from Kenworth

The two latest new models from Kenworth are the T410 and the T360, effectively replacing the current T409 and the T359. These are the most recent updates to the Kenworth range, as the 2.1 metre wide standard cabin design works its way across the offering from the Bayswater-based company. Read more

new Hino 500 models out on the road

New Hino 500 Models Out on the Road

Diesel News got the opportunity to take a couple of new Hino 500 models out on the road, south out of Sydney, into and then up and an over the Illawarra region. This is a good workout for a new driveline, tackling some serious grades, plus a chance to test out the latest in safety technology in the busy traffic of the area.  Read more

nominate a truck technician apprentice

Nominate a Truck Technician Apprentice

Now is the time for anyone involved in the trucking industry to nominate a truck technician apprentice for the 2019 Cummins Technology and Maintenance Conference Scholarships. These are awarded to three winners will get to attend at no cost to them selves the Australian Trucking Association’s Technical and Maintenance Conference to take place at Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence in Melbourne’s Docklands.  Read more