During this ongoing coronavirus crisis, the population of Australia is being reminded every day that trucking is an essential service. In times like this people start to feel insecure and worry about even the most basic things in life, like buying food and toilet rolls. Read more
Most modern dashboards are getting more and more sophisticated every year, but how much information do you need? The fact of the matter is that the old fashioned dashboard with analogue instruments for everything is fast becoming a thing of the past. Read more
We think we have problems with some trailers, but if we think we have issues, ask this YouTube trucking expert, Stavros, who uses this video to run through some of the problems with European curtainsiders. He also highlights some smart ideas, which might be useful on our curtainsiders here in Australia. Read more
The concept of a road and load ready truck is pretty easy to comprehend, the truck buyer avoids the complex and extremely time consuming task of picking out the right cab chassis for a freight task and then taking this to the body builder to have the right sort of freight carrying body fitted. Then, at long last, the truck can then hit the road and start making money. 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
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
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
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.
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.
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.