Truck Of The Future From Renault

Although they do not play in the Australian market, the Truck Of The Future From Renault may be of interest to our operators. It is an attempt to optimise fuel use and utilises different technologies from a range of component suppliers.     Renault Trucks recently unveiled the latest in its series of on-road mobile laboratories designed to find ways to maximise fuel efficiency. After originally starting the ball rolling with...

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Cat’s latest stunt

Here is another of what is becoming a growing trend, truck manufacturers making stunt videos with their trucks and posting them up on YouTube. The videos rarely have any real relevance to the act of trying to sell the truck to the customer. They are often about engaging the viewer, upping awareness of the brand and, perhaps highlighting one of the features of the truck. Of course, this is followed by the obligatory behind the scenes...

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Magnum Leap

There was no competition for video of the week this week. The image of a semi truck jumping over a Formula One car is impossible to resist. The truck used is a Renault Magnum, an updated version of the unsuccessful Mack Magnum, released here in Australia over ten years ago.   It would be interesting to see the state of the truck’s suspension after a pretty hard landing. The door of the truck did come open as it hit the deck...

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New in Hannover

Once every two years the trucking world descends on Hannover for the IAA. This is, probably, the world’s biggest truck show and subject to a lot of attention. Global launches of trucks and trailers abound and everyone has something new to sell. This year, Daimler have introduced their Future Truck 2025 concept, the self driving truck in this video.   The show also sees the announcement of the Truck of the Year for 2015 in...

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Second electric trial begins

A trial of electric vans by Australia Post is to use Renault’s Electric Kangoo Z.E. (Zero Emissions) as part of a 12 month trial to assess the viability of electricity as an alternative energy source in the transport industry. This joins another trial being carried out by Toll using a Smith Electric light duty truck.     Renault currently supplies Australia Post’s mail delivery vans and the two companies have come together...

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