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

maintaining the right level of service

Maintaining the Right Level of Service 

There’s no doubt that the ultimate success or otherwise of any trucking operation, regardless of what goods are transported, hinges on maintaining the right level of service provided. Southern Sydney based operation, Select Tilt Tray Group, provides a specialised vehicle transportation service for a number of customers including Toyota industrial equipment.  Read more

possible structural change in the truck market

Possible Structural Change in the Truck Market

It is too early to tell whether we are seeing a possible structural change in the truck market as the May truck sales figures, released by the Truck industry Council, reflect the disruption caused by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

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Volvo virtually launched four new trucks

Volvo Virtually Launched Four New Trucks

Despite disruption caused by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in Europe, Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, witnessed the show when Volvo virtually launched four new trucks as a live online broadcast, interacting with the event from his office computer. Read more

Electric trucks from SEA

Electric Trucks from SEA

“Electric trucks from SEA are really in a consolidation phase now,” says Joe Di Santo, SEA Electric Sales Director ANZ, who works out of the SEA Electric headquarters in Dandenong in Victoria. “We’ve moved from a research and development business, to one pumping out the same type of product consistently. We are doing production now. The next 12 months will be important for us to keep refining the process. Read more

higher power from Iveco trucks

Higher Power from Iveco Trucks

With the introduction of new engine horsepower and transmission options to its medium duty, Euro6 Eurocargo range, higher power from Iveco trucks is now available to operators. Read more