fighting over a trolley full of toilet rolls

Fighting Over a Trolley Full of Toilet Rolls

As the first UK COVID-19 deaths were reported, so panic buying ensued, so that video of the two Australian women fighting over a trolley full of toilet rolls was replicated all over the UK, and within days the supermarket shelves were stripped bare of anything you could eat or wipe your posterior with, reports Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers. 

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dispatches from the UK frontline

Dispatches from the UK Frontline

Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, sends us his dispatches from the UK frontline, where the transport industry coped admirably with COVID-19, giving truck drivers a much-needed PR boost. But for how much longer will they be flavour of the month?  Read more

the new Volvo’s inside story

The New Volvo’s Inside Story

Anyone feeling slightly underwhelmed by the external changes to the new Volvo FH, launched virtually earlier this year and witnessed by Diesel News European Correspondent, Will Shiers, should be slightly happier with the new Volvo’s inside story. The Swedish truck maker hasn’t gone overboard, but it is a considerable improvement over its predecessor. Read more

Volvo virtually launched four new trucks

Volvo Virtually Launched Four New Trucks

Despite disruption caused by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in Europe, Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, witnessed the show when Volvo virtually launched four new trucks as a live online broadcast, interacting with the event from his office computer. Read more

a zero-emission heavy duty truck

A Zero-Emission Heavy Duty Truck 

The Nikola Tre is a zero-emission heavy duty truck aimed at markets outside of North America. Manufactured by Iveco in Europe, the truck uses a choice of two Nikola zero-emission drivelines, originally developed for the company’s electric trucks for the US market. Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, has seen the truck in the metal and assesses its viability. Read more

problems with European curtainsiders

Problems with European Curtainsiders

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

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

Hyundai’s hydrogen hopes

Hyundai’s Hydrogen Hopes

Hyundai has never sold trucks in Europe before, but in 2020 that changes and this year Hyundai’s hydrogen hopes will see it put its first 50 trucks on the road in Switzerland. Hyundai also has ambitious plans to take the total number in that country to 1,600 within the next five years, Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers investigates.  Read more

S-Way better than Stralis

S-Way Better Than Stralis

Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers reckons the latest heavy duty release from Iveco in Europe is ‘S-Way better than Stralis’. He opines the S-Way is a huge improvement over the Stralis it replaces, but could Iveco have done a bit more with the interior? Read more