New Scania, Trucking Optimism, a Major Fine and Electric Axles

The news from Diesel this week shows evidence of a new Scania, trucking optimism, a major fine and electric axles, with stories from around the world.   Images of the next generation Scania driving on Australian roads have started to appear on social media, as the Swedish truck maker run the new models in a, far from secret, evaluation program.    Truck Sales Up   The latest monthly truck sales figures released by the Truck Industry...

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And Now, the Mercedes-Benz Ute

  The fastest growing market is the ute market – every brand has a new ute, and now, the Mercedes-Benz ute is coming. It has been much heralded and some real information is coming out about the Mercedes-Benz entry into the ute market: the X Class. “With the Mercedes-Benz pickup, we will close one of the last gaps in our portfolio,” said Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “Our target: we want to offer customers...

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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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New Mack Launch, New Benz Unveiled, Diesel from the US and Show and Shine

This week on Diesel News we have a New Mack Launch, a New Benz Unveiled, Diesel from the US and Show and Shine on the agenda.   This video is one of a series of teasers being released by Mack in the US in the lead up to the revealing of the new range on 13 September. Of course, Australian Mack trucks are a different range. However, new features added into the US range will likely start appearing in the Macks here in Australia in...

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Positives and Negatives in the Trucking Twitterverse

This week we are looking at both positives and negatives in the trucking twitterverse, with anti-truck campaigns, drones, parking bays and safe tippers. Anti-truck groups already getting fired up about the building of the new tunnel in Melbourne. Expect plenty of aggravation on this topic for quite some time. 438,000 trucks? – Yarraville / Footscray does that in a month! @mtag_info #springst https://t.co/923jtm4ljl — Count...

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The Streets of London

On the streets of London, the CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) ticking for truck owners in the UK capital. There’s been a growing debate in the UK on how to avoid collisions between commercial vehicles and cyclists. Truck makers are showcasing the designs they have come up with to avoid cyclist fatalities.   In 2011, an analysis of nine cycling fatalities involving trucks in London discovered that seven of them...

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