Top Female Driver, Australian Truck Manufacturing, Penske Dealership Change and Autonomous Trucks

In the news this week have been a Top Female Driver, Australian Truck Manufacturing, Penske Dealership Change and Autonomous Trucks and the need for supporting infrastructure.     Tasmanian Kerri Connors, of Caltas, was named winner of the 2017 Volvo Drivers’ Fuel Challenge on-road category in a competition which put Australia’s most fuel-efficient drivers head to head. The off-road title was claimed by Cameron Simpson of...

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New Models From International

This year will see the introduction of a number of new models from International. There are four basic models in the new ProStar range arriving on the Australian truck market – a day-cab prime mover, a day-cab tipper chassis, an extended cab sleeper and a 40-inch sleeper-cab prime mover option. All of these will have just one engine option – the Cummins X15, the renamed evolution of the highly successful E5 ISX. It will be rated at...

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International Dealers Announced, Quads In NSW, Better Battery Charging and HVIA On The Road

This week’s news from Diesel News includes International Dealers Announced, Quads In NSW, Better Battery Charging and HVIA On The Road. Iveco has announced the first group of dealerships involved in sales, service and parts support for the International range in Australia. They are all current Iveco Dealers, as well as authorised Cummins service outlets. Those appointed to bring International back to Australia include Sydney IVECO,...

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Truck Of The Future From Iveco

Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Europe’s truck manufacturers liked to spring the odd surprise at the various annual shows. By ‘odd’ I mean those wonderfully futuristic concept trucks that looked great under the spotlights, before eventually ending-up in some dusty corner of the R&D department…or scrapped.     While concept trucks have rather fallen out of fashion with other truck makers, to its great credit Iveco continues to...

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Smart Fuel Saving 

When the second generation Stralis Hi-Way’ smart fuel saving was unveiled to the press (it went on to win the International Truck of the Year award for 2013) the Italians made great play of the fact that the driving force behind their new long-haul heavy was a major reduction in its Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Here is a brief run down on the latest Stralis range from Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Brian Weatherley....

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The Return of International Trucks

The long anticipated announcement of the return of International Trucks to the Australian market has been made public this week. This follows 18 months of speculation about who would distribute the US brand, after its relaunch at the Brisbane Truck Show in 2015.     The joint announcement by CNH Industrial and Navistar tells us Iveco in Australia has been appointed sole distributor of International Trucks in this market. The...

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