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
Looking for the answer too the question, why do tyres blow out? Well this survey, admittedly carried out in the UK, but still relevant to the Australian experience to a certain extent, can hint at the answers. Most of the time the tyres are under-inflated for one reason or another. They are either low on air because something has penetrated the tyre and air is leaking, or the tyre is simply under-inflated from poor tyre maintenance. There are other reasons for blow outs, these are overshadowed by the two above.
The trucking world now has a wide range of smarter drivelines available in a wide range of trucks on the Australian market. We are used to the Europeans coming up with cutting edge electronics and offering the latest and greatest. Read more
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.
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.
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. Read more
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.
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.
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.