New Kenworth T610 Cabin Tour

This week Diesel News is going on a new Kenworth T610 cabin tour, checking out how much has changed from the brand’s traditional design. The single windscreen is one of those indicators of US influence and all of the original launch trucks are fitted with them. However, the split windscreen has not gone away and Kenworth promise it will appear sometime soon. The question has to be, is the single windscreen really a step too far? The...

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Building Trucks Australian Truck Drivers Want To Drive

Kenworth have been the dominant player in the heavy duty truck industry for over twenty years, building trucks Australian truck drivers want to drive. The changes which have arrived with the new T 610 and the T 610 SAR from the Bayswater-based company suggest the tastes of the Aussie truckie have changed, but not that much. Any Kenworth truck is always going to be a compromise. the Australian trucking industry is just not big enough...

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Volvo Tweaks Engine Offering

In the European market, Volvo tweaks engine offering. It has tweaked its Euro 6 engines and FH cab aerodynamics in what it describes as, “…yet another step on the path to efficient transportation.” It goes on to say changes to its Euro 6 ‘C’ D13 engine (fitted in FH and FM) represent, “A perfect example of how several small advances together can result in a big improvement.” The two most significant updates under the shed are the...

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Brimming With New Technology

The latest Scania models, launched last year are brimming with new technology aiding to control the truck, save fuel and enhance safety. One major innovation, and a first in the trucking world, is a driver’s side curtain airbag, which deploys in the event of a rollover, greatly reducing the risk of injury to the driver. Scania claim a reduction in deaths from truck rollovers of 25 per cent is possible as a result of fitting these...

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Driving New Cascadia

Diesel News’ US Correspondent, Steve Sturgess, driving New Cascadia from Freightliner in the US, took the truck on a 125-mile route heading out into the Mojave Desert to the south of Las Vegas, then looping back around to join the main artery into Las Vegas from the south (Interstate-15). This loop encountered Interstate and two-lane driving and a significant climb over the mountains at Crescent Peak. The Cascadia is scheduled...

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Big Banger from MAN

For the first time, the Australian truck market has access to a big banger from MAN.The change which has made it possible for MAN to make this foray into the market comes from a  change of policy back in Germany. In the past, high horsepower MAN engines have been V8s and, as such, not viable here, due to excess mass over the steer axle. The decision to develop a 15 litre six cylinder has been crucial for potential sales here. The new...

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