The Trucks of Instagram

More pictures of the trucks of Instagram, as all around Australia truckies are taking photos of the things they love, their trucks. Here we have the Nice night scene of the 200th truck #starpower at Easters yard. #westernstartrucks #WesternStar #aussietrucks #aitkenphotography #nightlights #nightphotography #awesome A post shared by Aitkenphotography (@warrenaitken) on Aug 13, 2017 at 4:32am PDT Seeing the best of the country from the...

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In the Trucking Twitterverse This Week

What’s happening in the trucking twitterverse this week? Bad media treatment, good media coverage, smart glasses and smart trucks, that’s what! Truckright’s Rod Hannifey tells yet another tale of the misrepresentation of truckies in the media. Trucks and the media. https://t.co/6HvsKZMD1W — TRUCKRIGHT (@TRUCKRIGHT) August 13, 2017 Truckies up against autonomous trucks? Who is the winner? The AI Race on ABC Ha ha the...

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Rejig and Rebuild

The Green Diamond is getting broken down so the structure can go through a rejig and rebuild process. Each part is being lovingly dismantled and then restored to its former glory. This episode shows the breaking down of the entire truck so individual components can be restored, before the reconstruction can begin. The team doing the rebuild are getting some great help from a number of people and organisations. All are offering their...

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A Thirst For Power

The trucking industry has a thirst for power in our trucks. DAF has heard our pleas and upped the power available in its CF85 prime mover. Quite often the art of designing a new truck is not designing and building something from the ground up, but instead mixing and matching the components available in a different way to solve a particular application issue. There are plenty of other examples of these evolutionary developed models...

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Linfox Appointment, VW/Navistar, Tesla, TMC, Hydrogen Trucks and a New Scania Team

The latest from Diesel News this week includes a Linfox Appointment, VW/Navistar, Tesla, TMC, Hydrogen Trucks and a New Scania Team, plus 3D Printing and Strong Truck Sales.     Terry Quinnell has been appointed Linfox President – Retail after 40 years’ experience in the logistics industry. Quinnell began his career as a Linfox driver in 1978, and has managed some of Linfox’s largest customers as Vice President – Retail,...

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Mystery Mack Truck

There is a Mystery Mack Truck on its way, to be unveiled in the US by the company on 13 September. Of course, these models will be for the US market only, but you can be sure the Mack organisation here in Australia will be there to see the unveiling and examining of the new trucks to see which items in the catalogue of innovations they will be able to introduce into the product built here in Australia. There looks like there will be...

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