this is where Accos go to die

This is Where Accos Go to Die

Ever wondered what happened to all of those waste trucks emptying bins all over Australia go after their use by date is up, well this is where Accos go to die. Working in the paddocks of Western Australia. The waste body is removed and the PTO and hydraulics come in handy as they are transformed into hay bale stackers. Read more

the end of an Acco era

The End of an Acco Era

As the last Euro 5 model rolled off the line in Dandenong in Victoria and the last unit left the assembly plant it marked the end of an Acco era. The Iveco Acco has been a mainstay of the Australian trucking scene since its first appearance back in 1961.  Read more

S-Way on the road

S-Way On The Road

S-Way’s driveline is exactly the same as Stralis’s, which is good news as far as Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, is concerned, but how is the S-Way on the road? Read more

Stralis has a bit of an image issue

The Stralis Has a Bit of an Image Issue

While the Stralis is hugely popular in Southern Europe, particularly Spain and Italy, the Stralis has a bit of an image issue with some UK drivers, reckons Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers. Much of this stems from its interiors, which while perfectly competent, aren’t as plush as some rivals. It doesn’t matter how great a truck is to drive, if the interior lets it down, it will never win over drivers.  Read more

S-Way better than Stralis

S-Way Better Than Stralis

Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers reckons the latest heavy duty release from Iveco in Europe is ‘S-Way better than Stralis’. He opines the S-Way is a huge improvement over the Stralis it replaces, but could Iveco have done a bit more with the interior? Read more

Iveco is to spin off from its current owner

Iveco is to Spin-Off from its Current Owner

An announcement has been made by CNH Industrial that, truck manufacturer, Iveco is to spin off from its current owner. The implications for Iveco globally and locally in Australia, where the company still manufactures trucks at its plant in Dandenong, Victoria, is, as yet, unclear. According to the statement the spin off is expected to be completed by early 2021.

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logging operation add Astra

Logging Operation Add Astra

Looking for a robust off road truck to handle the tough conditions a Western Australian logging operation add Astra to their all wheel drive working fleet. The Astra brand has had limited visibility in Australia, but elsewhere in the world has proven a useful add-on to the Iveco brand in some of the more rugged country’s truck markets. For example, it has been the top selling truck brand in Iceland. Read more

first test drive of the S-Way

First Test Drive of the S-Way

Hot off the presses comes the first test drive of the S-Way from Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers. He takes the new truck around the test track in Madrid in the wake of the new truck range’s global launch in the Spanish capital last week. Read more

Don’t Stop Me Now, Iveco

Don’t Stop Me Now, Iveco

With an advertising video using Queen’s classic hit Don’t Stop Me Now, Iveco has launched a completely new truck onto the market, with the release of the S-Way model. The launch in Madrid, Spain unveiled a completely redesigned cabin, a quantum leap in truck connectivity and improved fuel consumption/reduced emissions. Read more

Iveco’s ‘Generation X’

Iveco’s ‘Generation X’

With a wealth of updates and improvements, Iveco’s ‘Generation X’ – the new Stralis X-Way – represents a comprehensive upgrade over its predecessor in terms of driver safety, comfort and convenience. Diesel NewsPaul Matthei looks at how these systems can improve driver behaviour while driving an example from Melbourne to Sydney hitched to a semi-trailer and grossing 40.5 tonnes.

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