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.

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Hino Heavy For Australia?

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.

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Road Trains in Back Streets

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.

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Youth Innovation

Youth Innovation

The trucking industry needs more youth innovation in many areas. One of the initiatives we have coming up this year is going to see young design students engaging with the trucking industry to help come up with a campaign to get drivers better educated about how to behave around trucks.

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Sensible Truckies

There are some sensible truckies out there, it’s just that most of the time we only notice the problem members of the trucking community. This driver, Rod, is a case in point. He is producing well made and interesting videos and posting them on YouTube. His production values and human values look pretty good as well.

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VicRoads Superload

This load seems to have been called the VicRoads Superload for some reason. The reason being the Victorian road authority supervised the massive move from Gippsland through several Melbourne suburbs to the Port of Melbourne and a waiting ship. The actual operator doing the job was Lampsons. Read more

Kenworth Goes Electric

Over in the US, you know when something is going to happen, it’s when Kenworth get involved, and now Kenworth goes electric, showing off its new Zero Emission Cargo Transport (ZECT). It’s a T680 powered by a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid power system using a 100 kWh lithium ion battery. This power train means the truck has 560 hp available to it. Read more

Old Trucks Vs New Trucks

Yes, it’s a silly ad pitting old trucks vs new trucks in an advert for Philips truck parts in the USA, but it also shows us how far we have come in little more than a lifetime. Truck traffic barely existed before the period between the First and second World Wars, the heavy lifting had been done by horses and trains up until that point. Read more

Road Safety Agenda

Road Safety Agenda

Here is Melinda Pavey laying out the road safety agenda for New South Wales in the next few years. Her job title is quite a long one, NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight. In fact, as she introduces herself and gives us her title, this is the only time she mentions ‘freight’. Read more

Last Mile Access

Last Mile Access

When the really big technology companies get involved with last mile access, you know things are going to change dramatically. The involvement of a global giant like Boeing tells us the technology and smarts are in place to radically change the world of the last mile of any delivery process. Read more