electric truck which still goes hard

Electric Truck Which Still Goes Hard

The Hyliion Hypertruck ERX has been launched and gone on sale with plenty of hype around the fact that it is an electric truck which still goes hard. This video includes smoking tyres and acceleration statistics to show that this is not a soft and easy going truck, but a real truck which can be exciting to drive. Read more

certainty when installing new safety technology

Certainty When Installing New Safety Technology

The newly announced Vehicle Safety and Environmental Technology Update Plan (SETUP) has outlined five work packages to give Australia’s heavy vehicle industry certainty when installing new safety technology. As part of the initiative he National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released a blueprint to support manufacturers and operators to incorporate the latest safety technology into new and existing heavy vehicles. Read more

trailers to maximise productivity

Trailers to Maximise Productivity

Grant Albinus has a set up on his trailers to maximise productivity. KGB Transport, based in Inverell NSW, has used a sliding lead trailer, which can function as the lead trailer on a B-double or an A-double. However, the process in changing over the two types of combination can be tricky. Read more

the new cab shape is instantly recognisable

The New Cab Shape is Instantly Recognisable

When you see the new CF and XF model range from DAF, the new cab shape is instantly recognisable. The much more rounded profile is clearly much more slippery in the wind than its predecessor. Overall, the aerodynamics are much improved and a new sun visor design has further enhanced air flow. Read more

expansion of the Hino network

Expansion of the Hino Network

Despite current economic conditions and COVID-19 an expansion of the Hino network has seen a strong second quarter for the newly-opened Ballarat branch of Till Hino in regional Victoria. Read more

mirrorcam on the road

Mirrorcam on the Road

This video, from the UK explains some of the aspects the new Mirrorcam system can achieve, it explains how to use mirrorcam on the road. Mercedes-Benz has just introduced the new Actros, the first truck available in Australia with cameras instead of side mirrors. It is the first road-registered vehicle of any kind in the country with MirrorCam, which is both a fuel-saving measure and vision-improving safety feature. No cars available in Australia feature this technology as yet. Read more

new face-lifted FH and FH16

New Face-lifted FH and FH16

The world’s trucking press was forced to tune in to a live on-line broadcast to take a look at the new face-lifted FH and FH16 at its global launch. Fortunately, Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, witnessed Volvo launching four new trucks, as a live online broadcast, interacting with the event from his office computer. Read more

introducing a step-change in DAF

Introducing a Step-Change in DAF

Paccar in Australia is clearly introducing a step-change in DAF Trucks on offer with this new range, it is talking about at least a 10 per cent improvement in fuel economy, a big call from a normally conservative organisation. Many of the major changes are going to give the brand a much better fuel consumption and the ability to compete on this score with other European brands who have seen considerable growth in market share on the back of much improved fuel figures. Read more

new medium-duty vehicles, new telematics platforms

New Medium-Duty Vehicles, New Telematics Platforms

Just before the Coronavirus pandemic hit America’s shores, Indianapolis Work Truck Show played to record crowds and saw new medium-duty vehicles, new telematics platforms, aerodynamics packages and – of course – electric vehicle announcements. Read more