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

how many clutches do you need?

How Many Clutches Do You Need?

The obvious answer to the question, ‘how many clutches do you need?’ would be one, but Volvo reckon there are advantages, in some cases, to using two clutches to improve driveline efficiency. The Volvo dual clutch technology has been available for some time in Europe, but has finally made its way here, after prolonged testing in Australian conditions.  Read more

a couple of brands with new models

A Couple of Brands With New Models

At the recent Brisbane Truck Show, visitors got to see a couple of brands with new models and new features on display. These two brands come from either end of the heavy duty sector. The show was a chance to see what keeps these brands moving ahead and what we can expect from them in the future. Read more

Peace, Quiet and Low Emissions in the West

It would seem there is a growing likelihood of peace, quiet and low emissions in the west of Melbourne after an agreement between the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) and Maribyrnong Truck Action Group (MTAG) to incentivise freight operators to upgrade to lower emissions trucks, as a condition for using curfewed roads in the area to the west of the Port of Melbourne for longer hours. Read more

how many clutches do you need?

Volvo May Have Overtaken Kenworth on Truck Sales?

With Volvo topping the heavy duty truck sales figures for the past two months, Volvo may have overtaken Kenworth on truck sales? In the figures published by the Truck Industry Council for June 2019, Volvo sold 225 heavy duty trucks, while Kenworth achieved 202. This leaves Volvo just 50 trucks behind Kenworth’s 1154 total sales for the year in this market segment. Read more

Don’t Stop Me Now, Iveco

Don’t Stop Me Now, Iveco

With an advertising video using Queen’s classic hit Don’t Stop Me Now, Iveco has launched a completely new truck onto the market, with the release of the S-Way model. The launch in Madrid, Spain unveiled a completely redesigned cabin, a quantum leap in truck connectivity and improved fuel consumption/reduced emissions. Read more

Kenworth T360 goes to another level

Kenworth T360 Goes to Another Level

In superseding the T359, the new Kenworth T360 goes to another level of the vocational workhorse  it has been for the last few years. This is what Kenworth do best, come up with a model, run with it for a few years and then refine and refine until it is suited for an application.

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something new from Kenworth and Volvo

Something New From Kenworth and Volvo

At the recent Brisbane Truck Show, visitors got to see something new from Kenworth and Volvo, with new models and new features on display. These two brands are the heavy duty sector’s dominant players with well over 35 per cent of the truck sales in that sector between them. The show was a chance to see what keeps these brands at the top and what we can expect from them in the future. Read more