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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Fuel Saving, New Volvo, Autonomous Truck and an Underground Warehouse

Front of mind, this week in Diesel News are Fuel Saving, New Volvo , Autonomous Truck and an Underground Warehouse. The 2017 Volvo Drivers’ Fuel Challenge, supported by sponsors Caltex and Michelin, brings together the six most fuel-efficient Volvo drivers in the country, measured on their daily work performance. Using Volvo’s Dynafleet system, the semi-finalists for the 2017 Volvo Drivers’ Fuel Challenge have been identified as...

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Instagramming And Trucking

It would seem Instagramming and Trucking are a good mix. Here at Diesel News we like to see people in our industry making interesting images. Here we have big triples in the West, double tankers from Toll, cool matt paint job and classic Mack tanker. ⛟ A post shared by Perth/Port Hedland (@pilbara_trucker) on Jun 15, 2017 at 6:01am PDT A post shared by @travvy_boi on Jun 26, 2017 at 7:10am PDT Sweet ride A post shared by Tafari...

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Autonomous Trucks Now

We can keep our heads in the sand and tell ourselves they are decades away, but there are some real-world examples of the latest technology making this possible in quite a short time.   These examples are from Volvo, but you can be sure every major truck maker is pouring plenty of dollars into autonomous programs all over the world. In fact, the basic technology should be available to all of them, as the gizmos which make it...

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Return of the Volvo BigCab, Eagle Parade and Stacking Signs

At an event during the Brisbane Truck Show weekend, Volvo Trucks showcased its concept FH XXL cab to an invited audience.     “We are extremely excited to be introducing the FH XXL cab concept here in Australia,” said Mitch Peden, Vice President of Volvo Truck Australia. “As always, we have been listening closely to our customers and there has been a strong and clear demand for this product.”   The big concept cab...

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Autonomous Trucks On Our Streets

When can we expect to see autonomous trucks on our streets? Right now apparently, this is a Volvo garbage truck actually working on a residential street in Sweden.     When Diesel News took a trip on public roads in this autonomous Freightliner, a couple of years ago, the moment when the driver pressed the button, let go of the wheel and handed over control to the truck, sent a shiver down the spine:   Here we have the...

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