With an announcement from car maker SEAT and transport operation Grupo Sesé there is an Aussie-style A-double concept appearing in Europe. The truck runs on the roads of North West Spain transporting car components for the car maker SEAT.
Drivers on the Pacific Highway were last week asking them selves, is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s the Volvo Super Fuel Truck, a test bed to trial as many fuel saving technologies as possible in one vehicle.
Here we have some footage of a B-quad simulation and real world B-quads. The simulation is some work done to ensure the new B-quad which is going into service with Rocky Lamattina and Sons next week was capable of getting into the venue in Forbes, where the new combination was part of a Performance Based Standards Demonstration event.
Here we have a young vibrant transport operation getting stuck in and getting the job done for its customers. Energy Logistix have made this and some other videos on YouTube to advertise their services.
The company specialises in customised and holistic logistics services for companies in the energy and mining sector. The company is based in Adelaide and the trucks spend a lot of time out in the remoter areas where their customers need supplies. No freight is too big or too small for this small family firm.
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It’s about time researchers started looking at fatigue in the real world. The whole subject has been one full of contention for a long time and some genuinely salient facts may help inform more rational debate. This is what the research at the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity is aimed at doing.
Here’s a short video Diesel News captured heading outback with a Scania B-triple. Filmed soon after dawn on the road from Charleville to Cunnamulla in South West Queensland, the Scania was pulling over 70 tonnes GCM.
For many truck drivers it’s a great trucking life, but if you look at media reports about trucking, it definitely isn’t. Videos like this one from Linfox do a little to redress the balance. We as an industry should be doing more like this and get the message out there that trucking can be a great life.
Here’s a video about the outside-the-box thinkers who participated in an attempt to hack the fatigue challenge. The Fatigue Hack-a-thon was held in parallel to the Australian Trucking Association’s annual Truck Australia conference and saw a number of teams from four to eight strong coming into the event to attack the problem of fatigue from a fresh angle and come up with some alternatives to the many proposed solutions we have heard about in the past.
How simple a rule is it to understand? Do not overtake a turning vehicle should be a no brainer for car drivers but they still put everyone’s lives in danger by shooting either side of a turning truck. This short video show just two examples of what goes on everyday on the highway for most truckies.