trucks in the desert

Trucks in the Desert

Every January sees a major sporting event pitting trucks in the desert against the world’s best in the Dakar Rally. This year’s edition of the epic challenge takes place for the first time in Saudi Arabia and explores the vast expanses of the largest country in the Middle East.
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RoadRanger Dinosaurs?

With the ever increasing fitment of automated and automatic truck transmission, are those of us with the hard-earned skills involved in simply changing gear becoming RoadRanger dinosaurs? For those who haven’t been initiated in the dark arts of double de-clutching, this video shows just how much is involved in the skill.

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Merry Christmas From Diesel News

It’s that time of year again and the team here would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from Diesel News. It’s been an exciting year and looks like being another exciting one in 2020.
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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

the rational acronym

The Rational Acronym

Here at Diesel News we are used to bringing you stories about some of the frustrating thing the road authorities come up with in NSW, but this time we bring you a story about the rational acronym, SPECTS, which is bringing improved productivity to operators trying to keep up with the infrastructure building needs of the Sydney metropolitan area. Read more

Cascadia comes on down

Cascadia Comes on Down

The Freightliner Cascadia comes on down under to Australia this week with a big bang and a major event in Sydney. The reveal of the new truck saw the loud music and bright lights shining on the new models through the artificial smoke in a repurposed carriage works in Sydney.  Read more

some facts about hydrogen

Some Facts About Hydrogen

The wonderful world of webnews is full of hype about the future of transport, electric power, zero carbon, fuel cells, everyone is talking about it, but we probably need a few facts, especially some facts about hydrogen, which is flavour of the month, at the moment. This video may help put it all into perspective. Read more

who needs an engine brake?

Who Needs an Engine Brake?

The answer to the question, who needs an engine brake? is, of course everyone, in a truck. However, the way technology is developing is likely to make the famous Jake Brake just a little less important in the scheme of the things, in truck development of the future. Read more

electric trucks are the future

Electric Trucks are the Future 

We can be in no doubt that electric trucks are the future and it’s simply a matter of how long until electric power predominates. The amount of investment by all of the major manufacturers in electric power technology is running at a rate which tells us they all believe in an electric future. Read more

politically incorrect trucking too

Politically Incorrect Trucking Too

Here is a follow up to a video Diesel News first aired over two years ago, and the question still remains, is this an example of politically incorrect trucking too? The industry needs to have a debate about what is and isn’t politically correct, especially because many in the trucking industry got their first experiences with trucks in a very similar manner.  Read more