medium-duty trucks rarely break away from the ‘burbs

Medium-Duty Trucks Rarely Break away From the ‘Burbs

While many medium-duty trucks rarely break away from the ‘burbs, there are some that do the long highway hauls just like their big brothers. Paul Matthei set off from Brisbane bound for Sydney via Tamworth and Dubbo to evaluate the performance of Hino’s all-new 500 Series Standard Cab in the wide-open spaces Read more

electric truck solution for Ikea

Electric Truck Solution for Ikea

Queensland transport operator, All Purpose Transport, is now offering an electric truck solution for Ikea and its other customers, with the introduction of an electric delivery vehicle into the fleet.  Read more

on highway experience

On Highway Experience 

The crux of any test drive in a new truck is the on highway experience, how it actually feels to drive this truck in normal conditions and how it reacts to a challenge. This is as important with the less glamorous trucks in the fleet as it is with the top end heavy duty prime movers. Read more

the heart of the matter for Hino

The Heart of the Matter for Hino

Once out on the road and negotiating traffic in a loaded truck it is possible for the driver of the new Hino 500 Standard Cab to begin to understand the heart of the matter for Hino. This engine declares its difference as soon as the driver puts their foot down. This is a different engine note, the rpm levels look a bit low and the transmission is grabbing a next gear well before one would normally expect.  Read more

is it a truck, or is it a skateboard?

Is it a Truck, Or is it a Skateboard?

This is one of the questions visitors to the Tokyo Motor Show, which opens next week, may be asking themselves, is it a truck, or is it a skateboard? Hino will be giving a glimpse into the future at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show, on a stand that features the world premiere of a new concept vehicle and a hybrid version of its heavy duty 700 Series. Read more

the nuts and bolts of the Hino 500

The Nuts and Bolts of the Hino 500

When it was first revealed in Japan last year, the new Hino 500 Standard Cab for Australia didn’t look that spectacular at first sight, but now we can get down to the nuts and bolts of the Hino 500. From the outside the ever-conservative Hino designers had tweaked the basic cabin design, but only a real expert would be able to tell. Read more

the big little truck or the little big truck?

The Big Little Truck or the Little Big Truck?

Driving the new Standard Cab Hino 500 does beg a question about what is going on here, is this the big little truck or the little big truck? Even if you don’t know the answer, it is clear this new model has a lot going on and has introduced some new concepts into the medium duty truck market. Read more

the future of the black box

The Future of the Black Box

Truck development is at a tipping point, in electronics terms, the future of the black box will see integration of functionality into a single system. Diesel News talks to one of the suppliers of these systems, Directed Technologies. Read more

new Hino 500 models out on the road

New Hino 500 Models Out on the Road

Diesel News got the opportunity to take a couple of new Hino 500 models out on the road, south out of Sydney, into and then up and an over the Illawarra region. This is a good workout for a new driveline, tackling some serious grades, plus a chance to test out the latest in safety technology in the busy traffic of the area.  Read more

Hino trucks get smarter

Hino Trucks Get Smarter

The introduction of the new 500 Series Standard Cab has seen Hino trucks get smarter and reveals another step into the future with the Japanese truck maker. Diesel News takes a turn behind the wheel of Hino’s latest release.

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