There are Awards and Dealerships this week for International Trucks, Safety, Innovation, Top Technicians and an Electric Truck Read more
Let’s have a look at what’s happening in the Twitterverse? There are the terrible conditions in the parking bays truckies have to use, top ten tips, lane bans and electric trucks. First up a Facebook page to show the disgusting conditions truckies have to put up with when taking a break in a parking bay.
29th July 2018 Clean Rest Areas? https://t.co/9m3BY7SSRo
— TRUCKRIGHT (@TRUCKRIGHT) July 29, 2017
There are the Truckie’s Top Ten Tips, advising car drivers about how to behave around trucks. This is a message we all need to get out there.
— Dananni Haulage (@DananniHaulage) July 25, 2017
Trucks are being prohibited from the right hand lanes on Queensland’s motorways. This is probably happening because the motorists are not taking notice of the story above.
— Transport Main Roads (@TMRQld) July 26, 2017
We will all have to learn how to behave around the new generation of electric trucks starting to appear on our streets, you can’t hear them coming!
Clean garbage? https://t.co/Bg10AcFjsP
— BBC Business (@BBCBusiness) July 27, 2017
Launched earlier this year, Mercedes’ first fully electric truck is the all-electric ‘Urban eTruck’, based on a three-axle Mercedes Antos distribution chassis (complete with a heavily camouflaged cab) which was duly described as, “The first fully-electric truck for heavy distribution operations.” Less than two months later, up popped the Urban eTruck again, only this time sporting a smart curvaceous futuristic cab, and in pride-of-place at the centre of Mercedes’ IAA show stand. Electric heavies are suddenly big news. Read more
What’s accelerating electric trucks’ potential as a mainstream alternative to a diesel-powered truck? Answer: batteries. After years of struggling to get the power density up and the cost and weight down, thanks to the latest generation of lithium ion batteries all-electric heavies are looking increasingly operationally viable, rather than simply technically possible, especially at the heavy end. Read more