new look, new technology, new DAF

New Look, New Technology, New DAF

With the release of its new range, the new look, new technology, new DAF brings the brand’s technology design and driveline smack up-to-date, on a par with all of its main competitors. Diesel News looks at what is on offer in the new range and gets an early experience of the new product. Read more

getting retardation right for Hino

Getting Retardation Right for Hino

Working in rural areas is one area where Japanese brands specialise and, in getting retardation right for Hino, the 700 Series has found a home in quite a few farming industry associated tasks. Working in this segment is not a high mileage task, but it is tough on the trucks. They are rarely turned over after just a few years on the job, they are expected to put in good service over many years, and are only replaced when thoroughly worn out. Read more

truck manufacturing is back on track in Australia

Truck Manufacturing is Back on Track in Australia

With the announcement that Volvo Group Australia is resuming truck production at its Wacol plant in south west Brisbane, Queensland, this means that all truck manufacturing is back on track in Australia and working towards returning to normal production levels.  Read more

holding back electric truck development

Holding Back Electric Truck Development

One of the ongoing issues which is holding back electric truck development is the battery technology available. This is a fast-moving field and new technology is appearing all of the time. This development is crucial, as the way to make them economically viable is for the batteries to be lighter and able to hold more charge, giving the electric trucks more range. Read more

Surprise Truck Sales Figures Released

Surprise Truck Sales Figures Released

The month of April has seen some surprise truck sales figures released as the Covid-19 crisis seems to be having an effect on some truck sales numbers. The latest results released by the Truck Industry Council show a decline in sales numbers, but the months to come will give us a better handle on the real effects of the current crisis. Read more

road user charge increase shelved

Road User Charge Increase Shelved

A decision by the Federal Government will see the road user charge increase shelved for the 2020-2021 financial year. The Federal Government’s decision to freeze the Heavy Vehicle Road User Charge at current levels was announced early this morning, May 1. Read more

a zero-emission heavy duty truck

A Zero-Emission Heavy Duty Truck 

The Nikola Tre is a zero-emission heavy duty truck aimed at markets outside of North America. Manufactured by Iveco in Europe, the truck uses a choice of two Nikola zero-emission drivelines, originally developed for the company’s electric trucks for the US market. Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, has seen the truck in the metal and assesses its viability. Read more