Lessons In Load Restraint

Here is a series of mishaps on the road from people who need lessons in load restraint. They either don’t know about, or don’t care about good load restraint. One of the first things to note is how few of those involved were trucks. Both instances involving trucks look like they are the result of sheer laziness. Read more

LNG And All That Gas

The price of diesel goes up a little bit and immediately LNG and all that gas comes back into the reckoning. The margins in road transport are so slim, only a small incremental change can tip the balance between fuel options. Read more

The Latest New Model

Here’s an introduction to the latest new model from Mack, the Anthem. This new truck was unveiled in the US last month with plenty of fanfare and dry ice. It represents the Mack brand in the US coming up with a more modern look while still retaining the ‘traditional’ Mack look and feel. This, in itself, is a difficult feat to achieve, as Mack had always lacked a genuinely contemporary image. Read more

Eaton and Cummins Getting Closer

This video from the US shows us Eaton and Cummins getting closer as they offer a more integrated driveline to US truck buyers. This particular AMT has just gone on sale in the US and is not destined to appear here for some time.

The gearbox is part of a comprehensive program where Eaton and Cummins are working very closely together to come up with a fully integrated package. The engine and transmission communicate seamlessly with each other and with whichever truck they are fitted into. Read more

Truck Testing With Linfox

The truck manufacturers do a lot of their truck testing with Linfox or, more precisely, at a Linfox facility. The Australian Automotive Research Centre (AARC) is near Anglesea in the Otway Forest Park, just inland from Anglesea, on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. Read more

Green Diamond – Final Chapter

It’s all over, we are now at the Green Diamond – Final Chapter stage and the 1946 International K5 has found a new home. Powered by a ‘Green Diamond’ 233 cubic-inch side-valve six-cylinder petrol engine, the truck was originally owned by H & L Hamilton at Miles and is now in the possession of the lucky ticket holder. Read more

Hyundai Prime Mover Tested

Here is an interesting video showing a Hyundai prime mover tested on the roads of South Korea. The test is being done by an old friend of Diesel News, Iep Van Der Meer of the BigTruck online news site in the Netherlands.  Read more

Iconic Road Train Route

This video about an iconic road train route is a part of a series being developed by Linfox to show some of the transport tasks the company runs on different applications. Read more

Autonomous Driving?

Autonomous driving? It’s already here. This automated warehouse shows us just how accurate current technology is. With the current pace of development in all technologies like this, we can be sure the driverless truck is not far away, at least in controlled environments. Once the systems get smarter, the areas where they can be used will get bigger. Read more

Skills in Reverse

It is a particular truck driver who can show these skills in reverse, getting this B-double into an extremely tight spot with trucks parked in the most awkward places and the yard jam-packed with vehicles and freight. Read more