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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Top Driver, Glenn ‘Yogi’ Kendall

Emerging as a top driver, Glenn ‘Yogi’ Kendall has taken out this year’s Scania Truck Driver Competition. In the fifth Australian version of Scania’s global challenge to find the country’s best truck driver, the extrovert owner-driver of Kendall Trucking & Co was ecstatic to finish ahead of a field of finalists, including a female competitor for the first time. All finalists were challenged to undertake 10 manoeuvring activities...

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International Truck of the Year Winner Announced

The Truck of the Year winner announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover this week has been presented with the coveted trophy. Scania’s new truck range has been elected International Truck of the Year for 2017 by a jury of 25 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists, representing 25 major trucking magazines from throughout Europe. The award was handed over to Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO of Scania, during...

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Scania NextGen Truck Unveiled in Paris

A large crowd of 1500 was assembled to see the Scania NextGen truck unveiled in Paris. The global launch event was held in the Grande Palaise, on the Champs Elyseé in Paris with plenty of loud music and smoke machines.   If you want to see the whole show here is the show as broadcast live at the time of the event:   This launch sees Scania introducing a completely new truck range. It is the result of ten years of development...

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Biggest Scania Built for Australia

A new R 730 V8 8×8 converted to 10×8 by adding a lazy axle is the biggest Scania built for Australia. The new truck is working for Qube Bulk on its PBS Quad Road Train fleet in Western Australia’s North, in Port Hedland. The Quad sets being used are the largest on-road vehicles in Australia.     The new Scania is intended to run at masses up to 220-tonnes when further developments in the PBS combinations are made....

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Collusion Fines for Truck Makers

Massive collusion fines for truck makers have been handed down by the European Union. According to the EU the group of manufacturers were found to be acting as a cartel to fix prices of trucks and time the introduction of technologies to comply with emissions rules.   The fines amount to 3 billion euros ($4.4 billion) and are said to be the highest ever levied by the European authorities. All of the major suppliers to the...

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