It is now possible to get a cabover tipper which ticks all of the boxes. It is fit for purpose in terms of handling the work and also comes with all of the safety systems which help in PBS assessments. At the same time the larger, more mature tipper fleets are looking to realign the sector’s image and distance themselves from a more cowboy past. Read more
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
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
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.
The tipper and dog market has traditionally been dominated by US trucks, but the Europeans are now queueing up to take on the North American iron in this highly competitive sector and when Diesel News drives one of the contenders, it is getting the dirt on the Scania G500 XT. 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
A new inline six cylinder has resulted after Scania and Cummins with a new fuel efficient engine. Cummins and Scania have been long-term partners in engine and component development. Technology shared includes turbos and high pressure diesel injection systems. Read more
Nick Apostolovski’s 2012 Scania R 560 which formerly did the fish run between Melbourne and Sydney has notched 1,260,000km while still wearing its original brake pads with plenty of life remaining. Nick, with the help of his wife, Daniela, runs a diverse haulage business called NAD Transport.
Having successfully operated a number of V8-engined Scanias over the years, a Melbourne-based operator is now finding the six-cylinder Scania G 500 and R 500 New Truck Generation (NTG) prime movers ideal for a diverse multi-trailer container carting and line haul fridge van operation. The never-ending quest for improved fuel efficiency provides the six-pack powertrain with a compelling case. Read more
With many current multi-trailer prime movers sporting 550 or 600hp ratings, in this market segment is there a place for 500hp engines? Diesel News’ Paul Matthei answers the question. Read more