Eaton and Cummins Getting Closer

This video from the US shows us Eaton and Cummins getting closer as they offer a more integrated driveline to US truck buyers. This particular AMT has just gone on sale in the US and is not destined to appear here for some time.   The gearbox is part of a comprehensive program where Eaton and Cummins are working very closely together to come up with a fully integrated package. The engine and transmission communicate seamlessly with...

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Keeping Track of Tippers

In a busy operations office, it’s difficult keeping track of tippers. Tippers run grain from the farmer’s paddock into grain storage at harvest time, and haul grain out of storage facilities to the ports, or wherever it is bound, for the rest of the year. “We started in trucks back in 1998,” says Peter Parslow, Castlemac Traders (CMT) Operations Manager and Freight Coordinator. “CMT was formed as the transport division of Agrigrain....

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Toll Appointment, Western Star Awards, 40 Years of Lowes, Isuzu on Display and a Telematics Milestone

A Toll Appointment, Western Star Awards, 40 Years of Lowes, Isuzu on Display and a Telematics Milestone in this week’s Diesel News. New CFO for Toll Toll Holdings is taking action on its promised executive reshuffle, appointing a new Chief Financial Officer to help it return to profitability on the back of its $1.43 billion loss. Toll Holding has appointed former Treasury Wine Estates finances boss, Noel Meehan, as its new CFO,...

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The Trucks of Instagram

More pictures of the trucks of Instagram, as all around Australia truckies are taking photos of the things they love, their trucks. Here we have the Nice night scene of the 200th truck #starpower at Easters yard. #westernstartrucks #WesternStar #aussietrucks #aitkenphotography #nightlights #nightphotography #awesome A post shared by Aitkenphotography (@warrenaitken) on Aug 13, 2017 at 4:32am PDT Seeing the best of the country from the...

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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 Mack Launch, New Benz Unveiled, Diesel from the US and Show and Shine

This week on Diesel News we have a New Mack Launch, a New Benz Unveiled, Diesel from the US and Show and Shine on the agenda.   This video is one of a series of teasers being released by Mack in the US in the lead up to the revealing of the new range on 13 September. Of course, Australian Mack trucks are a different range. However, new features added into the US range will likely start appearing in the Macks here in Australia in...

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