At a virtual ceremony that took place in Munich, Germany, involving commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists, representing 24 major trucking magazines, attendees saw the International Truck of the Year announced. At MAN’s headquarters, the MAN new TGX range has been elected International Truck of the Year 2021 by the IToY jury. Read more
The launch of the completely overhauled HX Series means the new International truck is brought up to date to compete with its rivals in the US market. Unfortunately for us in Australia, the decision to make this a left hand drive model range only, clearly made back in 2016, means we are not going to see this model from the iconic brand on our roads. Read more
The core components on the Freightliner Cascadia are the same as they are in Daimler trucks in Europe and Japan, but Diesel looks at the Freightliner take, on an ultra-modern truck for the North American market.
Following an extensive local development phase, Iveco has launched its innovative new Iveco Telematics system in Australia and New Zealand. Read more
The new Actros from Mercedes Benz has been with us for a while, but this year it gets an upgrade with the addition of some new technologies and the mirrorcam system. Diesel takes the new Actros out on the highway to put it through its paces.
Diesel’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, hasn’t been able to get out and test many trucks in 2020, but when the chance to take the new TGX 26.640 from MAN on the road, he jumped at the chance. Not only was it a bit of a cure for cabin fever, but the new truck drew a lot of attention from other drivers. Read more
The latest truck sales figures for the heavy duty market released this week by the Truck Industry Council, show Kenworth reasserting its dominance after a difficult and uncertain year. After reporting numbers just behind Volvo in heavy duty, Kenworth have come up with a big month to put the Swedish pretender back in its place. Read more
Let’s take two trucks from the same stable: Daimler, test drive the Mercedes Benz Actros and the Freightliner Cascadia to see how the European vision compares with the US one when they both have access to the same technology. Read more
With the announcement of a new set of models from Western Star, Diesel looks at the X-factor which is now part of a new Star rising. Read more
A joint venture agreement for e-mobility products has been signed this week as part of a Hino and Traton electric power deal. The new JV will drive sustainable transport, based on the strategic partnership started in 2018. Read more