Highway Hauling Iveco

The latest Eurocargo can also be regarded as a highway hauling Iveco, according to Diesel Correspondent Paul Matthei.     Due to access issues and tight loading docks, rigid trucks are often needed for deliveries in metropolitan areas. However, these same trucks – connected to a pig or dog trailer – could feasibly be used for linehaul work hauling high-cube, low-weight freight, thus maximising truck utilisation without...

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Iveco’s ‘Big Little’ Truck

Featuring a smooth Euro 6–compliant engine and the option of a high-roof cab, Iveco’s ‘Big Little’ Truck, the new Eurocargo ML180 ups the ante considerably over its predecessor. That’s the opinion of Paul Matthei after driving a loaded example from Brisbane to Warwick and back.     Workplace health and safety (WHS) is a huge deal nowadays. And, as a person who has driven a variety of brands – both North American and...

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A Restyled Interior

Climbing into the new Daily 70C, we can see a restyled interior of the seven tonnes GVM van from Iveco. The new dashboard has some blue inserts in the design. A digital radio is now fitted as standard on the Daily models. The new design also includes more storage, USB ports and chargers, all of the things a modern commercial vehicle cabin should include. The controls for the digital radio and the telephone, if it is connected through...

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Increasing Local Truck Production in Dandenong

Iveco has announced it will be increasing local truck production in Dandenong. The company sold the Stralis ATi in Australia as, a fully imported model. However, from the first quarter of 2018 the Stralis ATi has begun local assembly, changing its model name to ‘AT’, as the ‘i’ signified its previous import status.     Selected components including mirrors, wheel angles, trailer connections, batteries, wheels and liquids are...

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How Big Can A Van Get?

The line between a van and small truck has been blurring in recent years and Diesel News asks, how big can a van get? The light duty truck market in Australia has been traditionally owned by the three Japanese truck brands, Isuzu , Hino and Fuso. However, the European van brands have been developing larger and larger vans with higher and higher GVM for their domestic markets.     Looking at the numbers of light duty trucks...

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Top of the Horsepower Tree

Not that long ago most (if not all) of Europe’s truck makers were still vying to climb to the top of the horsepower tree, reckons Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Brian Weatherley. Today it’s another story altogether. I’d say the first truck maker to publicly take its foot off the power pedal was Mercedes.     Back in 2011, at the launch of the original ‘new’ Actros, I asked Daimler’s vice president for truck engineering...

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