Cascadia is finally here

Cascadia is Finally Here

The original classic Cascadia came out in the US back in 2007, but now the Cascadia is finally here, the truck has made its way to Australia, seeking to shake up the conventional truck market. Read more

Hyundai’s hydrogen hopes

Hyundai’s Hydrogen Hopes

Hyundai has never sold trucks in Europe before, but in 2020 that changes and this year Hyundai’s hydrogen hopes will see it put its first 50 trucks on the road in Switzerland. Hyundai also has ambitious plans to take the total number in that country to 1,600 within the next five years, Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers investigates.  Read more

the ongoing war between caravans and trucks

The Ongoing War Between Caravans and Trucks

There is a smidgen of hope in the ongoing war between caravans and trucks, a sliver of light that there may be some initiative to improve the situation and make life for the fatigued truck driver just a little easier.

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new eight litre Quon package

New Eight Litre Quon Package

The level of sophistication included in the new eight litre Quon package puts it ahead of the Japanese pack in this segment of the market. The new truck sees the Volvo Group, taking the elements from UD with have seen the brand sell well in the 6 x 2 rigid segment, at the lighter end of the heavy duty market. We have seen UD prime movers transformed, and now we are seeing the rigid heavy duty market similarly changed. Read more

drivetrain punching above its weight.

Drivetrain Punching Above its Weight

Fitted in the latest Hino 500 Series standard cab models, the A05C engine is part of a drivetrain punching above its weight. With a swept volume of 5,123 cubic centimetres, around the same cubic capacity as the average Ford and Holden V8 car engines of the ‘80s and ‘90s, it has been deliberately over-engineered to enable an extended service life under arduous operating conditions.  Read more

Isuzu and Kenworth are still on top

Isuzu and Kenworth are Still On Top

After a year when there were signs of some changes in the Australian truck market, 2019 ended with the situation where Isuzu and Kenworth are still on top of the rankings. Isuzu came through with 22.7 per cent of all trucks sold in the year, while Kenworth still predominate with 18.5 per cent of heavy duty truck sales, in the Truck Industry Council sales results for 2019. Read more

Isuzu taking over UD Trucks

Isuzu Taking Over UD Trucks

A non-binding Memorandum of Understanding between Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors has been signed to pave the way towards Isuzu taking over UD Trucks. According to a statement released the idea is ‘to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles in order to capture the opportunities in the ongoing transformation of the industry’.
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medium-duty trucks rarely break away from the ‘burbs

Medium-Duty Trucks Rarely Break away From the ‘Burbs

While many medium-duty trucks rarely break away from the ‘burbs, there are some that do the long highway hauls just like their big brothers. Paul Matthei set off from Brisbane bound for Sydney via Tamworth and Dubbo to evaluate the performance of Hino’s all-new 500 Series Standard Cab in the wide-open spaces Read more

workhorse of the trucking industry

Workhorse of the Trucking Industry

The kind of truck on test in Diesel News this week is the workhorse of the trucking industry. Our assessment took the new UD Quon eight litre CD 25 360 out for a test drive including a climb of the Toowoomba range and a trip around the twist and turns in a number of urban delivery locations in Brisbane. This is the kind of work this truck can expect to be involved with in its normal working life. Read more