A Trailer Like No Other

        This very interesting video shows genuinely shows us a trailer like no other. A number of these units have been designed and built by Ken Pitt, All Size Equipment Transport (ASET) Managing Director, and can be seeing plying their trade out the ASET base in South Australia.   The trailers designed and built by Ken and his team are widening, lengthening and have a goose neck at the front. This means they...

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How Semi-Autonomous Truck Platooning Works

    Many people are not quite clear about how semi-autonomous truck platooning works? Here we have a simple video running through the basics. A lot of the technology being used here is common on new trucks in the market today. The smarts are in the way all of the data is integrated into one stream for the platooning controller to function and communicate that control down the line all of the other trucks simultaneously....

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Global Leaders Meet

Melbourne is where global leaders meet next month when the Fourth Annual ARTSA Global Heavy Vehicle Leaders Summit takes place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 8 in the lead up to MEGATRANS2018 at the same venue.    Not only will Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel be making the opening speech, but he will be followed by Sal Petroccitto, the NHVR CEO, Charlie Macdonald,  CIO at DB Spencer...

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Mack Anthem’s First Outing

    The Mack Anthem’s first outing at a truck show was at the recent Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Diesel News was there to see the new truck, to get a look and feel of the new model, before it heads over to Australia, some time soon.   There is also a new look bonnet with the new range, an angular 21st century look which appears quite good in photos, but looks great in the metal. It freshens...

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Hino Heavy For Australia?

Does this video give us our first real glimpse of a new Hino heavy for Australia? This presentation was made at the recent Work Truck Show, held in Indianapolis. A quick examination of the specifications of the vehicle suggests adaptation would be possible to give Hino a foothold in the heavier end of the medium duty and the lighter end of the heavy duty truck market.   Bringing a conventional Japanese truck to Australia would...

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Road Trains in Back Streets

It’s a nightmare scenario, road trains in narrow back streets. This time it’s in Brazil, but it does show us the sort of chaos which can ensue with uncontrolled use of inappropriate trucks in the wrong location.   Of course, we are looking at behaviour in a country well known for its tendency to ignore the rules. Brazilians have a relaxed attitude to just about everything. Some of this behaviour isn’t just rule breaking, it isn’t...

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