Autonomous Trucks On Our Streets

When can we expect to see autonomous trucks on our streets? Right now apparently, this is a Volvo garbage truck actually working on a residential street in Sweden.     When Diesel News took a trip on public roads in this autonomous Freightliner, a couple of years ago, the moment when the driver pressed the button, let go of the wheel and handed over control to the truck, sent a shiver down the spine:   Here we have the...

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Bringing Back To Life

A new initiative from NTI will see the insurance company bringing back to life a truck to be auctioned to raise funds for and awareness of Motor Neuron Disease (MND).   It has announced a new initiative bringing together members of the transport industry and community to support the MND and Me Foundation in raising much-needed funds for Motor Neurone Disease.   Over the coming months, NTI will restore a 1946 International...

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Third World Trucking

We think we have it tough, have a look at some Third World Trucking in this promotional video. The narrative here is one we would recognise, but set on roads we would try to avoid and with drivers working in conditions we would find unacceptable.   The Indian community are rightly proud of their truckies and salute them in this anthem made by one of the main truck manufacturers on the Sub Continent, Ashok Leyland. Here we see an...

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Gas Power End-To-End

For the poms it must be a long way, to use gas power end-to-end in the UK, from the top of Scotland to the foot of England – all on one tank. The 874-mile stretch equates to 1,407km – not a bad distance to make on one tank of fuel.   What’s in the tank? Liquefied natural gas, something Australia has in the billions of litres and which is keeping the north-west Australian economy going with the massive LNG exporting industry going...

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Fuel Cell Powered Truck

This fuel cell–powered truck looks amazingly like a Kenworth, but it isn’t. It’s a Toyota test truck running in California as part of the campaign by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to minimise emissions in their area.   Toyota revealed ‘Project Portal’, a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty truck use at the Port of Los Angeles. The zero-emission truck proof of concept will take part in a feasibility study...

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Doing The Milk Run

Here’s a gentle story of a truck driver who lives in a world almost completely beyond our experiences in Australia. This driver works in the fjords of Norway, going from farm to farm collecting milk into his truck and dog tanker set-up. Like here is harsh with the short days of the frozen North in the winter meaning his working day will start in the dark and end in the dark. The truck weaves its way though small farm tracks to the...

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