At its launch in Bilbao, Spain, the headline at the spectacular event unveiling the new MAN is ‘Simply My Truck’. The next generation of the German truck maker’s entire range has been brought bang up to date with all of the latest technology and a completely new driver’s environment. Read more
Here is a video about unveiling the new look MAN truck in Europe. This is an event which is going to happen next week on February 10 in Bilbao. However, MAN have spent a lot of time and energy building up the hype in the period running up to the event, but also keeping the new look and design a strict secret. Read more
The International Trucks brand may become an integral part of a global truck manufacturing group, after Traton launched a new bid to buy Navistar, offering US$35 a share, to value the Chicago-based truck maker at US$3.5 billion. Read more
In Europe MAN are one of the first truck manufacturers to put electric trucks in production with a small run of the MAN TGM 26.360 E LL distribution truck being built at the MAN plant in Steyr, Austria. Read more
At the recent Brisbane Truck Show, visitors got to see a couple of brands with new models and new features on display. These two brands come from either end of the heavy duty sector. The show was a chance to see what keeps these brands moving ahead and what we can expect from them in the future. Read more
The long-awaited and several times-delayed Volkswagen truck arm sell off is set to go ahead soon and could value the operation at up to $24 billion. The VW organisation separated its commercial truck division from its car making operations and renamed it under the Traton name, after it took over both Scania and MAN trucks and joined them in with the South American VW truck manufacturing operation.
At the Brisbane Truck Show later this month a there will be a bigger cab unveiled from Penske Commercial Vehicles, who will debut the all-new, limited edition MAN TGX D38 PerformanceLine.
Here’s one out of left field from the UK, the magic steering button on an eight-legger MAN tipper. This kind of steering is familiar to the drivers of agricultural gear or a skid steer, but on a truck?
Diesel News has featured many stories from Brian Weatherley over the years, this time we are looking back 18 years at his first story. 18 years ago Brian considered MAN’s then-new TGA. In this, his last feature, he considers the Lion brand’s progress in the intervening years and its future prospects.
Gaetano Capaldi has a found a niche feeding the chooks in which to thrive and keep under the radar, out of sight of the big boys, based on the flat dusty Northern Suburbs of Adelaide, which are home to most of the trucking industry in Adelaide. From here the roads to Perth, Darwin, Sydney are all accessed without the grind through the city to the foot of the Adelaide Hills and the climb up to the road to Melbourne.