Flat Floor Thoughts

The long-awaited arrival of the right-hand-drive Renault ‘T High’ tractor in the UK has given Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Brian Weatherley, some flat floor thoughts – thinking about the benefits of flat-floor cab-overs to overnighters. Frankly, I’m surprised more manufacturers don’t do it. ‘Do what?’ I hear you ask Down Under. Build more flat-floor cab-over models, that’s what. Given the fact that every night hundreds of...

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Bigger Van in a New Configuration

Renault is offering a bigger van in a new configuration. The Renault van product has grown to be a major part of the French car-makers sales in Australia. For example, while the Renault Trafic van sold just over 200 in 2007, it is expected to top ten times that amount in 2017, at over 2,000. Now, as interest in the brand continues to rise, Renault are expanding the number of options available to the van buyer. One of the recent...

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New Scania, Trucking Optimism, a Major Fine and Electric Axles

The news from Diesel this week shows evidence of a new Scania, trucking optimism, a major fine and electric axles, with stories from around the world.   Images of the next generation Scania driving on Australian roads have started to appear on social media, as the Swedish truck maker run the new models in a, far from secret, evaluation program.    Truck Sales Up   The latest monthly truck sales figures released by the Truck Industry...

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Scania P-Series, Zero-Emission Nikola, Automated Transmission Renault, WA Logistics Launch and New Iveco Dealer

This week in Diesel News, we have Scania P-Series, Zero-Emission Nikola, Automated Transmission Renault, WA Logistics Launch and New Iveco Dealer.   Scania Reveals P-series Cab and Updated Five-Cylinder Engines   Swedish original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Scania has revealed its new P-series rigid truck for European markets, coinciding with the launch of the XT Construction Truck range. Scania has said that it will...

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Technicians Needed

Just like in any other workshop, high-quality technicians are needed to run a small commercial vehicle workshop designed to cater for vans. It brings a different set of issues to the workshop manager and Diesel News talked to a busy facility in central Melbourne handling Renault vans.   Essendon Renault is one of the biggest Renault dealers in Australia and the top seller of commercial vehicles for the French brand. As a result...

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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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