Trailers Full of Innovation

Here’s a trailer video showing a new innovative trailer from Italy. It seems to have lots of complicated features, but Diesel News is struggling to work out the kind of application it may be suited for. Loaded with feature, the whole thing looks very heavy.   Here’s another innovative trailer using a curved top and boat tails to get a better aerodynamic shape, for a tipper, interesting!   This Lamberet...

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Fridge Van Rental Launch

A new refrigerated trailer rental division has been announced by Australia’s largest van maker. MaxiTrans released details of TraileRentals, a unit of the business specialising in the rental of dry freight and refrigerated vans.     According to the announcement, trailers will be initially available for collection out of MaxiTrans’ Melbourne facility, but will soon also be available via its dealership in Sydney....

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Aussie icon in Europe

Here’s a truck nut in the Czech Republic who has decided to copy an Australian iconic fleet, Nolans from Gatton in Queensland. He has recreated an AB triple and pulls it with a ridiculously long wheelbase Kenworth prime mover with a US style sleeper cab. Of course, he manages to get it a bit wrong, the B-double set at the rear is running on tandems and there are no refrigeration units on the trailers.   The fact such a...

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Long term electric truck test

An 18 month trial of a 16 tonne GVM electric truck in France has proven the effectiveness of electric trucks, but also highlighted the downside of the technology. The trial took place in Lyon, France with a Renault Midlum refrigerated truck handled deliveries around the city for supermarket giant Carrefour.     The project was funded by the French Government’s environmental agency, ADEME, as proof of concept for...

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Hybrid fridge power

Hino, in Japan, have unveiled a hybrid truck designed to use the electrical energy produced by the hybrid unit during regenerative braking and while the truck is cruising to power a refrigeration unit on a truck body. The joint venture between Hino and component manufacturer Denso is said to be a world first.     The new system is to be released on to the Japanese truck market this month, fitted to a Hino Profia (known in...

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Maxi-CUBE to show off “151 improvements” at the Brisbane Truck Show

Leading refrigerated transport equipment manufacturer, Maxi-CUBE, has announced a preview of its display at May’s Brisbane Truck Show. Based around the theme “151 improvements” the company says that while the general appearance of its products has remained similar since the Classic was originally launched at the Brisbane Truck Show, the product itself has continually improved, moving with the times to become more functional,...

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