It’s such a simple message but well worth saying over and over, yes, patience is a virtue at Linfox. The message, which needs to be heard by the whole industry and which this video hits again and again, is to take your time. It isn’t a race, there is no prize for coming in first.
Number one, we need drivers to understand the most important thing about their job is for the freight to get there without anyone getting hurt. Easier said than done, because a lot of the messaging that comes from other sources is telling them to get a move on. Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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