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.
It’s been a long time coming, but at a recent presentation at Penske HQ in Queensland the MAN big banger arrives in Australia. The new truck is fitted with the D38 engine rated at 640 hp, a major step above the previous top power in a TGX, at 560 hp.
Here we have a video where a pair of V8 Supercar drivers take the Iveco Daily 4×4 to its limits in a quarry. The two drivers from the Red Bull Holden Racing Team, Jamie Whincup and Shane Van Gisbergen put the latest 4×4 from Iveco Daily range through some hard and fast ‘flat stick’ driving to show just what it can do. Read more
The awarding of the Truck Driver of the Year honour to, Boral driver, Barry Fitzgerald sees another responsible, safe, hard working, productive and professional truck driver get an accolade for all of those years of hard work and going above and beyond just getting the job done. He was presented with his award at the recent Trucking Australia 2018 in Canberra.
The question on the lips of many in the trucking industry is do electric trucks make sense? The answer, this year, is probably no, but what about next year? Or the year after that, the world of electric power is changing fast and we are at a tipping point, where they may start to make sense. Read more
This is the dream of many a diesel technician, a clean, quick oil change. This video shows one such system at work, which featured in a series of stories which have appeared in Diesel Workshop in recent weeks about the workshop at Blenners Transport in Tully in North Queensland. Read more