new UD Trucks boss announced

New UD Trucks Boss Announced

This week has seen a new UD Trucks boss announced by Volvo Group Australia. Lauren Downs has been appointed as the new UD Trucks Australia Vice President of Sales, commencing in the role from May 1, 2020.  Read more

going over to electric power

Going Over to Electric Power

The Fuso eCanter is the type of urban truck we can expect to see going over to electric power when it first arrives in any numbers. Urban small parcel distribution is ideal. The trucks doing this work will spend the day in a stop/go world and never stray too far from home base. Read more

a rural trucking workhorse

A Rural Trucking Workhorse

There is a particular type of truck which is ideal for the the kind of transport task which is undertaken in rural areas, a rural trucking workhorse. You need a reliable, long wheelbase 6×4 rigid with enough power to pull a fully loaded truck and trailer, as well as the something which is easy to use and can cope with anything thrown at it. Read more

how much information do you need?

How Much Information Do You Need?

Most modern dashboards are getting more and more sophisticated every year, but how much information do you need? The fact of the matter is that the old fashioned dashboard with analogue instruments for everything is fast becoming a thing of the past. Read more

European tipper and dog sales growth

European Tipper and Dog Sales Growth

In recent years the European tipper and dog sales growth has eaten into the US trucks’ dominance in the tipper and dog market following its growth in market share in prime mover sales. Hence, at Brisbane Truck Show last year both Scania and MAN had a 6×4 tipper prominently on display. Read more

new Cascadia bang up to date

New Cascadia Bang Up To Date

By bringing the electronics on the new Cascadia bang up to date, Freightliner can then include all of the latest safety and efficiency features sophisticated onboard computing power can offer. The systems available allow for a high level of communication around the vehicle but also to the outside world. Read more

Scania’s flying enigma explained

Scania’s Flying Enigma Explained

After watching these two videos many people will still need to have Scania’s flying enigma explained. The latest stunt by Scania, to be released on YouTube leaves the viewer puzzled about what is going and what point is being made.  Read more

tailor made trucks

Tailor Made Trucks

When you look at the Isuzu truck range, it is not obvious as to why the brand has been market leader for 30 years, although it has led the way on tailor made trucks.  Read more

slow start to truck sales

Slow Start to Truck Sales

The fact that in this year of bushfires and coronavirus, there is a slow start to truck sales in Australia, is not going to be a surprise to anyone. In many ways, the economy is on hold and uncertainty is undermining the economic outlook. The latest truck sales figures from the Truck Industry Council reflect the level of concern in the business community. Read more

being in the box business

Being in the Box Business

For a trucking operator, being in the box business can be a a stressful environment to work in, but it can have its rewards, rewards for a bit of hard yacka. Diesel News talks to Peter Gatt, running a busy container operation out of Enfield, just south of Sydney’s Olympic Park.
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