Linfox Appointment, VW/Navistar, Tesla, TMC, Hydrogen Trucks and a New Scania Team

The latest from Diesel News this week includes a Linfox Appointment, VW/Navistar, Tesla, TMC, Hydrogen Trucks and a New Scania Team, plus 3D Printing and Strong Truck Sales.     Terry Quinnell has been appointed Linfox President – Retail after 40 years’ experience in the logistics industry. Quinnell began his career as a Linfox driver in 1978, and has managed some of Linfox’s largest customers as Vice President – Retail,...

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Truck Show Snapshots

Last week was Brisbane Truck Show, here are the Diesel News’ Truck Show Snapshots, if you couldn’t make to the event.There were unveilings by Scania, UD Trucks, Mercedes Benz, International and Hino. Crowds surged around the new Kenworth T610 and the old school limited edition T900 on the Paccar stand. Freightliner harked back over the 75 years since the founding of the company with a rare 1950 A64-800...

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Irish Trucking

Diesel News is not quite sure what is going on here, but it looks like truckies in Ireland are having a great time. This video is made by someone called Marty Mone and the words to the song seem to be about the trucking life in the Emerald Isle. One thing is clear, the Irish love the Swedish trucks, which seem to feature throughout. Experience of trucking in Ireland, leads us to think the cowboy culture is strong and mass/fatigue laws...

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Secret spy Scania shots?

A couple of spy photos have been published by European truck magazines purporting to be the shape of things to come from Scania. The images show a disguised truck in wintry conditions on Scandinavian roads.     The consensus seems to believe the new cabin is a Scania design but the shape seems more reminiscent of an Iveco. Scania are probably due a new cabin design as the current model is an evolution from an original design...

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Big victory for Australia winning Scania Top Team 2013

Team Southern Stars from the Scania workshop in Sydney, Australia, has earned the title of the world’s best Scania service team. The winners defeated skilled service teams from New Zealand and Finland in the Scania Top Team 2013 world finals. On 21 and 22 November, the world’s 10 most skilled Scania service teams participated in the Scania Top Team 2013 world finals in Södertalje, Sweden. Teams from Australia, Finland and New Zealand...

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Scania scores a 55 truck order from Linfox

Scania Australia has started the delivery of the first of 55 new Scania 440 hp SCR prime movers to Linfox, which will be split between the company’s Victorian and New South Wales operations. The deal is the biggest Scania has concluded with the logistics leader for many years. “We are very pleased to be delivering such a significant order of fuel-efficient and safe vehicles to Linfox for use with some of their very high profile...

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