unveiling the new look MAN

Unveiling the New Look MAN 

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

honours for two trucking icons

Honours for Two Trucking Icons

When the Australia Day 2020 Honours List was published earlier this week, there were honours for two trucking icons. Chosen for their service to the road transport industry and to the community, Tom Lindsay and Paul Freestone have both been awarded a medal of the Order of Australia. Read more

chilling out on the Nullarbor

Chilling Out on the Nullarbor

Plenty of truckies spent time around New Year chilling out on the Nullarbor Plain as the main East/West highway in Australia was cut due to the bushfire crisis. The fire raged over 500,000 hectares of land between Balladonia and Norseman and cut this vital link between Western Australia and the rest of the country. Read more

the ongoing war between caravans and trucks

The Ongoing War Between Caravans and Trucks

There is a smidgen of hope in the ongoing war between caravans and trucks, a sliver of light that there may be some initiative to improve the situation and make life for the fatigued truck driver just a little easier.

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trucks in the desert

Trucks in the Desert

Every January sees a major sporting event pitting trucks in the desert against the world’s best in the Dakar Rally. This year’s edition of the epic challenge takes place for the first time in Saudi Arabia and explores the vast expanses of the largest country in the Middle East.
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RoadRanger Dinosaurs?

With the ever increasing fitment of automated and automatic truck transmission, are those of us with the hard-earned skills involved in simply changing gear becoming RoadRanger dinosaurs? For those who haven’t been initiated in the dark arts of double de-clutching, this video shows just how much is involved in the skill.

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Merry Christmas From Diesel News

It’s that time of year again and the team here would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from Diesel News. It’s been an exciting year and looks like being another exciting one in 2020.
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electric truck solution for Ikea

Electric Truck Solution for Ikea

Queensland transport operator, All Purpose Transport, is now offering an electric truck solution for Ikea and its other customers, with the introduction of an electric delivery vehicle into the fleet.  Read more

the rational acronym

The Rational Acronym

Here at Diesel News we are used to bringing you stories about some of the frustrating thing the road authorities come up with in NSW, but this time we bring you a story about the rational acronym, SPECTS, which is bringing improved productivity to operators trying to keep up with the infrastructure building needs of the Sydney metropolitan area. Read more

Cascadia comes on down

Cascadia Comes on Down

The Freightliner Cascadia comes on down under to Australia this week with a big bang and a major event in Sydney. The reveal of the new truck saw the loud music and bright lights shining on the new models through the artificial smoke in a repurposed carriage works in Sydney.  Read more