To mark the next step in development for Volvo, with Euro 6 trucks rolling off the line in Wacol, Queensland, Linfox took delivery of the first batch of a 130 truck order for Volvo FM prime movers for its fleet. The first locally manufactured Euro 6 Volvo FMs started to roll off the Volvo Group Australia Wacol assembly line in September. Read more
Recent events have put Nikola, the US fuel cell truck maker in freefall, after a damning report by analysts. The report was titled, “Nikola: How to Parlay An Ocean of Lies Into a Partnership With the Largest Auto OEM in America,” has led to the resignation of Nikola CEO, Trevor Milton and an ongoing fall in the company’s share value. Read more
Having spent a few hours behind the wheel of a new generation MAN TGX 26.640, Diesel’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, reckons the new truck from MAN is a winner. Read more
It has been a long time coming, but another Japanese truck maker, UD comes to the eight legger party. This is a configuration which makes a lot of sense, but Australian Design Rules had limited its potential, until now. Read more
After a series of futuristic fuel cell truck launches, the latest launch from Daimler trucks answers a few more questions about exactly how does a hydrogen fuel cell truck work? The launch of the GenH2 truck by the global group coincides with a lot of gossip on business news channels in the US about claims made by fuel cell truck innovator, Nikola. Read more
Is it the end of an era for International, or, perhaps, the end of International trucks in Australia, full stop? An announcement from Iveco Trucks Australia has stated that the company has been advised by Navistar in the US, that it will cease global production of the ProStar range, effective in December this year. Read more
With the release of new 540 hp engines in Australia, plus a global launch of hybrid and fully electric trucks, there are a series of new power options from Scania.
When European manufacturers work together with others, it seems they come to very similar conclusions about getting the mix right, especially when combining the best of Japan with the best of Europe. Diesel tests the new Fuso Shogun prime mover. Read more
The last few years have seen an increasing heavy duty market share going to European cabover prime movers. That means this is probably just the right time for the Paccar organisation to ensure it has a genuine contender in the part of the market which prefers European trucks. The traditional US dominance is waning and truck buyers are looking for fuel economy and high level safety equipment on board. Read more
With the release of the latest Australian truck sales figures by the Truck Industry Council, the heavy duty truck market results show Kenworth fighting back after losing number one status to Volvo earlier in 2020.