Hino Moving into FWD

    We can see Hino moving into FWD with the new 817 4×4, which is now on the road. Diesel News went to see the new model unveiled and took the truck out to put it through its paces.   When you are a major player in the Australian truck market like Hino, the idea is to fill as many market segments and applications as possible. Therefore, many would be surprised to find the company has never built a light-duty...

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Hino Heavy For Australia?

Does this video give us our first real glimpse of a new Hino heavy for Australia? This presentation was made at the recent Work Truck Show, held in Indianapolis. A quick examination of the specifications of the vehicle suggests adaptation would be possible to give Hino a foothold in the heavier end of the medium duty and the lighter end of the heavy duty truck market.   Bringing a conventional Japanese truck to Australia would...

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Six Cameras Per Truck

Chad Brown’s CNC Cartage operation in Brisbane is set up with six cameras per truck. Each truck is set up with one each on the left- and right-hand side, two looking forward from each side of the cab and two looking rearwards. It gives the system a complete 3600 view and, when downloaded, the image is crisp enough to read things like rego plates on passing cars.     “I had the police come around because there was a...

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New Heavy Conventional From Hino

A new heavy conventional from Hino, the XL7 and XL8 models, has been launched at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The new model sees the Japanese truck maker in its first foray into the US heavy duty market.     The new models are available in configurations from 4×2 through to 6×4. Power comes from a nine litre Hino A 09 engine with ratings from 300 to 360 hp available. Trucks will be available in both rigid...

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Eyes on the Truck

Five years ago, someone tried to sell Chad Brown, owner of CNC Cartage in Brisbane, dash cams for his trucks at the Brisbane Truck Show, to sell him his own eyes on the truck. He asked whether he would be able to see the dash cam from his office when the truck was on the road, in real time.     “I can’t be everywhere, and I have all of these drivers doing their job – I want to know they are doing it properly,” says Chad. “If...

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Keep an Eye on Things

Responsibility and liability are important in any trucking business, operators need to keep an eye on things. One operator in Queensland has developed an innovative way of keeping an eye on things in the fleet and talks to Diesel News about the system used.     For any delivery business it is important everything is done properly, that the right goods are delivered to the right place at the right time. Now, we know this is...

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