Cummins is continuing in its pursuit of the best possible fuel economy harnessed with optimum driveability and performance from its X15 engine in both the current Euro-5 and future Euro-6 guises. Paul Matthei was invited to experience the down-speeding of each engine variant from the driver’s chair on a return run from Coffs Harbour to Newcastle.
At the upcoming truck show in Brisbane the Iveco stand will extensively feature trucks with Euro 6 engines across its light, medium and heavy duty weight categories, including several that will be on public display in Australia for the first time.
Following on from the success of UD Trucks’ New Quon, launched in 2017, UD launches the eight litre Quon in the lead up to the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show. The new addition to the Quon range comes after a positive reception for the 11-litre Quon in the Australian media.
Transport Certification Australia (TCA) has announced the appointment of Stuart Ballingall as its new Executive General Manager (EGM), the new boss at TCA commences in the role on May 6.
The new T610 1400mm aero roof sleeper is a new bigger sleeper from Kenworth. It completes the T610 range, the 1400mm sleeper cab option is suitable for a variety of applications from single trailers to road trains and has been designed and engineered in Australia.
Leading global truck technology manufacturer ZF will show the latest iteration of the world’s most advanced truck transmission at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show. Displayed for the first time in Australia at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show, ZF’s TraXon modular transmission has been further enhanced with the addition of an optional GPS-based predictive maintenance function.
Although there are a lot of changes in the new Hino 500 standard cab and when compared to it’s predecessor, there are two major items which stand out. These are the features which are going to push the Hino medium duty truck closer to the top of many shopping lists.
The new report from the National Truck Accident Research Centre (NTARC) reckons its survey shows truck fatalities are down. These new national figures show the number of fatalities involving trucks has dropped 14 per cent in 2 years with predictions we could see zero truck-involved fatalities from 2032.
The Australian truck market is witnessing the return of Foton, as the Chinese truck maker introduces a new range of trucks into the light and medium duty truck market. Two models are slated for release in the coming months.
The transformation of Japanese designed trucks in the past 10 years shows the influence of European ownership, plus the perceived need by Japanese industry to open up to global ideas has taken hold in Japan. The big four Japanese truck makers no longer make a truck to suit Japanese buyers and then adapt it as an afterthought for export markets, the outside world is part of the initial design scope.