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

biodiesel is back?

Biodiesel is Back?

After a hiatus for the past few years, it may the time to ask whether biodiesel is back? This is after the news was released that Just Biodiesel has recommissioned its biodiesel manufacturing plant in Barnawartha, Victoria. Read more

latest new models from Kenworth

Latest New Models from Kenworth

The two latest new models from Kenworth are the T410 and the T360, effectively replacing the current T409 and the T359. These are the most recent updates to the Kenworth range, as the 2.1 metre wide standard cabin design works its way across the offering from the Bayswater-based company. 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

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

how many clutches do you need?

How Many Clutches Do You Need?

The obvious answer to the question, ‘how many clutches do you need?’ would be one, but Volvo reckon there are advantages, in some cases, to using two clutches to improve driveline efficiency. The Volvo dual clutch technology has been available for some time in Europe, but has finally made its way here, after prolonged testing in Australian conditions.  Read more

a couple of brands with new models

A Couple of Brands With New Models

At the recent Brisbane Truck Show, visitors got to see a couple of brands with new models and new features on display. These two brands come from either end of the heavy duty sector. The show was a chance to see what keeps these brands moving ahead and what we can expect from them in the future. Read more

how many clutches do you need?

Volvo May Have Overtaken Kenworth on Truck Sales?

With Volvo topping the heavy duty truck sales figures for the past two months, Volvo may have overtaken Kenworth on truck sales? In the figures published by the Truck Industry Council for June 2019, Volvo sold 225 heavy duty trucks, while Kenworth achieved 202. This leaves Volvo just 50 trucks behind Kenworth’s 1154 total sales for the year in this market segment. 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