moving towards a touch screen dashboard

Moving Towards a Touch Screen Dashboard

The world’s truck manufacturers have been moving towards a touch screen dashboard for some time and this process has taken a major step forward with the introduction of the new Actros from Mercedes Benz.  Read more

Kenworth mix classic with modern in a new model

Kenworth Mix Classic with Modern in a New Model

The launch of the latest truck to come out of Bayswater sees Kenworth mix classic with modern in a new model in the growing range of ‘10s’, this time it’s a T410SAR. This launch sees the familiar and classic radiator and bonnet shape now available on Paccar’s follow up to the release of the more modern styled T410 model last year. Read more

build it and they will come

Build it and They Will Come

In the midst of unprecedented events that have beset the global economy, essential services such as trucking and Australia’s construction sector continue to operate, ensuring that things like freight and critical infrastructure remain up and running, build it and they will come.  Read more

buy a truck with no mirrors

Buy a Truck With No Mirrors

It will now be possible to buy a truck with no mirrors on the Australian market, as Mercedes Benz introduce Mirrorcam on the Actros model truck now on sale. This release also sees the return of the Actros name which was not used when the current generation of Mercedes Benz heavy duty trucks was introduced back in 2016. Read more

new look, new technology, new DAF

New Look, New Technology, New DAF

With the release of its new range, the new look, new technology, new DAF brings the brand’s technology design and driveline smack up-to-date, on a par with all of its main competitors. Diesel News looks at what is on offer in the new range and gets an early experience of the new product. Read more

getting retardation right for Hino

Getting Retardation Right for Hino

Working in rural areas is one area where Japanese brands specialise and, in getting retardation right for Hino, the 700 Series has found a home in quite a few farming industry associated tasks. Working in this segment is not a high mileage task, but it is tough on the trucks. They are rarely turned over after just a few years on the job, they are expected to put in good service over many years, and are only replaced when thoroughly worn out. Read more

truck manufacturing is back on track in Australia

Truck Manufacturing is Back on Track in Australia

With the announcement that Volvo Group Australia is resuming truck production at its Wacol plant in south west Brisbane, Queensland, this means that all truck manufacturing is back on track in Australia and working towards returning to normal production levels.  Read more

a specialised vehicle transportation service

A Specialised Vehicle Transportation Service 

Based in Southern Sydney, Select Tilt Tray Group provides a specialised vehicle transportation service for a number of customers including Toyota industrial equipment. Diesel News’ Paul Matthei looks at a company which depends on a fleet of Hino trucks to ensure the ongoing requirements of hard-won clients are met on time, every time. Read more