continual drive to lower the fuel consumption

Continual Drive to Lower the Fuel Consumption

Scania has introduced a P 360 8×2 rigid version of its New Truck Generation range part of its continual drive to lower the fuel consumption of its trucks. The truck is targeted squarely at urban distribution roles and Paul Matthei took a loaded unit for a jaunt over the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and returned with an extraordinary fuel figure. Read more

what’s under the hood?

What’s Under the Hood?

The difference in the new Fuso Shogun is not about what it looks like, it’s all about what’s under the hood? The answer to the question is a whole range of global Daimler components and a demonstration of how the global truck manufacturer spreads its technology across as many brands as possible while trying to keep individual brand identity. Read more

new developments within the Volvo organisation

Developments Within the Volvo Organisation

Every year Volvo Group Australia takes the opportunity to brief the media on several new developments within the Volvo organisation. The prevailing theme this year centred on how the company is working hard to at least meet if not exceed client expectations across its diverse product range. Paul Matthei reports. Read more

lowest possible total cost of ownership

Lowest Possible Total Cost of Ownership

Tailor-made solutions designed to give operators the lowest possible total cost of ownership for the effective life of the vehicle or fleet is a priority for many trucking businesses. Scania, as a truck manufacturer reckons that it has done its utmost in recent years to provide its customers with this kind of solution. Read more

more flexibility in fatigue rules

More Flexibility in Fatigue Rules

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is calling for more flexibility in fatigue rules in its submission to the Heavy Vehicle National Law review being conducted by the National Transport Commission.  Read more

a new generation of Japanese prime movers

A New Generation of Japanese Prime Movers

The globalisation of the truck manufacturing industry is leading to improvements in the level of technology available in a new generation of Japanese prime movers. Now it is the turn for Fuso to come up with a heavy duty prime mover loaded with European sophistication, Diesel News takes a prototype for a drive. Read more

low-entry cabs on the streets of London

Low Entry Cabs on the Streets of London

Going Global’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, explores the UK’s growing demand for low-entry cabs on the streets of London, and gets behind the wheel of the market-leading Mercedes-Benz Econic. Read more

driver comforts from Renault

Driver Comforts From Renault

The design of most of its product will always look a little quirky, but it is the driver comforts from Renault which stand out. The company doesn’t go for the conventional if it can demonstrate a little style or introduce a little Gallic ingenuity. This is the case, even in the work horse, Master van, which Diesel News took for a test drive. Read more

8x2 rigid version of the New Truck Generation

8×2 Rigid Version of the New Truck Generation

With a continual drive to lower the fuel consumption of its trucks, Scania has introduced a P 360 8×2 rigid version of the New Truck Generation range, targeted squarely at urban distribution roles. Paul Matthei took a loaded unit for a jaunt over the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and returned with an extraordinary fuel figure. Read more