It’s been a long time coming, but at a recent presentation at Penske HQ in Queensland the MAN big banger arrives in Australia. The new truck is fitted with the D38 engine rated at 640 hp, a major step above the previous top power in a TGX, at 560 hp.
The relaunched Volvo VNX is the third new product introduction from Volvo in North America in the space of less than a year. It’s a model series for extra heavy and heavy-haul up to 125,000lb (57 tonnes) or, with specific application approvals, to as much as 225,000lb (102 tonnes) GCWR. For this it features high horsepower from Volvo’s D13 or Cummins X15 Performance Series up to 605hp and 2,050 ft lb peak torque. Read more
The launch of a new model in the US and the Mack Anthem breakout opened up long haul possibilities for the truck maker, not only in North America, but also here in Australia. Diesel News traveled to the US to see what it’s all about.
It’s all about horses for courses for construction trucks according to Diesel News European Correspondent, Brian Weatherley. Following the arrival of Iveco’s latest X-Way construction range, he explains what’s behind the Northern Hemisphere’s increasingly segmented multi-wheeler market.
The year 2020 will see the end of the Argosy, Freightliner’s highly successful cabover will be phased out in two years time as the company moves onto another era. The change will take place around the same point at which Daimler Trucks will introduce the Freightliner Cascadia to the Australian market. Read more
The question on the lips of many in the trucking industry is do electric trucks make sense? The answer, this year, is probably no, but what about next year? Or the year after that, the world of electric power is changing fast and we are at a tipping point, where they may start to make sense. Read more
Diesel News got a taste of the NHVR Roadside Experience on a recent visit to South Australia, where the first roadside enforcement officers, employed directly by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator are looking after heavy vehicles in the state. Read more
The International ProStar is a working class truck. Its arrival in Australia and marks yet another return to the Australian truck market for the iconic brand. This time around the International brand is based back at its historic home in Dandenong in Victoria. Diesel News, went along there to try out the brand’s latest offerings. Read more
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is introducing Electronic Work Diaries as a voluntary alternative to the current paper management system, the ‘MyBuddy’ Release from MyFleet suggests the company is well prepared. Read more
Hauling fresh produce is a high pressure task, especially out of North Queensland to customers all over Australia. By sticking to the task and always looking for improvement, Blenners Transport have become an iconic refrigerated transport operation, recognised nationally. Read more