the nuts and bolts of the Hino 500

The Nuts and Bolts of the Hino 500

When it was first revealed in Japan last year, the new Hino 500 Standard Cab for Australia didn’t look that spectacular at first sight, but now we can get down to the nuts and bolts of the Hino 500. From the outside the ever-conservative Hino designers had tweaked the basic cabin design, but only a real expert would be able to tell. Read more

every truck has become much more sophisticated

Every Truck has Become Much More Sophisticated

Telematics and electronics in trucks have come a long way in the last 20 years, the electronic system throughout just about every truck has become much more sophisticated. Trucks now use a CANbus throughout the vehicle to power and control everything from tail lights, to engine mapping to refrigerated trailer temperature. Add to this, the fact that most of this data is also being streamed back to base at a steady rate so operators and customers can see what the truck is doing and how it is performing. Read more

the bigger the better

The Bigger the Better

For many people, when it comes to truck cabins, it is always the bigger the better, or so it seems. Volvo have come up with a new bigger cabin for the FH, the XXL, so Diesel News checks out one of the new models on a test drive to see whether the adage is true. Read more

S-Way better than Stralis

S-Way Better Than Stralis

Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers reckons the latest heavy duty release from Iveco in Europe is ‘S-Way better than Stralis’. He opines the S-Way is a huge improvement over the Stralis it replaces, but could Iveco have done a bit more with the interior? Read more

the big little truck or the little big truck?

The Big Little Truck or the Little Big Truck?

Driving the new Standard Cab Hino 500 does beg a question about what is going on here, is this the big little truck or the little big truck? Even if you don’t know the answer, it is clear this new model has a lot going on and has introduced some new concepts into the medium duty truck market. Read more

where the Bulldog Brand is heading

Where the Bulldog Brand is Heading

Diesel News has been hearing from Mack Trucks Australia Vice-President, the effervescent Dean Bestwick on where the Bulldog Brand is heading in the future. A bulldog boy to the bone, Bestwick started by articulating what a joy and privilege it is for him to be working with the brand as it celebrates its centenary this year. Read more

Australian electric power technology in a production facility in the US

Australian Electric Technology in the US

The announcement that Ford are building a 100 per cent electric van using Australian electric technology in the US at the company’s Detroit Chassis Plant, is a major step forward for, Australian electric power specialists, SEA Electric. Read more

a truck tsunami is coming

A Truck Tsunami is Coming

In this video it doesn’t look like a truck tsunami is coming, this truck looks quite lonely as the first freight vehicle to descend the Toowoomba Range on the newly opened Toowoomba Bypass. In the same week as this good news and low congestion story is doing the rounds, the Port of Brisbane is stirring up the anti-truck lobby with threats about a ‘truck tsunami’. Read more

Iveco is to spin off from its current owner

Iveco is to Spin-Off from its Current Owner

An announcement has been made by CNH Industrial that, truck manufacturer, Iveco is to spin off from its current owner. The implications for Iveco globally and locally in Australia, where the company still manufactures trucks at its plant in Dandenong, Victoria, is, as yet, unclear. According to the statement the spin off is expected to be completed by early 2021.

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