There’s one aspect of large vans that continues basically unchanged across the generations, the rectangular shaped box of varying dimensions that comprises up to three-quarters of the vehicle. Clearly the simple reason is that this shape maximises the cargo carrying volume which is obviously the primary purpose for this type of vehicle.
Lindsay Transport driver, Darren Cooke, is the latest highway hero honoured with the presentation of the Australian Trucking Association’s Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian award, after rescuing a fellow truck driver from a fire.
The Australian requirements for a prime mover on Aussie roads are unlike those anywhere else in the world. We are also a relatively small prime mover market in the greater scheme of things, but every truck manufacturer likes to have a photo in their boardroom of their prime mover hauling a road train on a dusty red road in Australia’s outback. It infers ruggedness, durability and strength.
The SAF-Holland Group will present the latest technology for intelligent trailers at the Brisbane Truck Show. With the SAF-Holland Group now including industry brand names such as SAF, Holland, Neway, V.Orlandi and York, there is much to see and talk about.
Renault EZ-Flex is an experimental electric and connected vehicle designed for local deliveries, that is both compact and agile. It was created and designed for sustainable mobility and delivery efficiency in urban areas.
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.