Features

TRANSPORT & TRUCKING AUSTRALIA ISSUE 115 OUT NOW

In this issue we farewell the urbane Roger McCarthy as managing director of Scania Australia and welcome his successor Mikael Jansson. We had a chat to him at the Brisbane Truck Show and it’s a good [...]

DRIVE TRAIN BUSINESSES START TO FUTURE PROOF THEMSELVES

Cummins and Allison Transmission are hardly new brands, with both their histories spanning over a century, but they find themselves facing new-world problems and the need to adapt as the transport industry does. Manufacturers are chasing [...]

MINDKITS CLAIMS 2017 MERC HACK MY VAN COMP

A New Zealand 3D printing supplier has taken out Mercedes-Benz Vans’ Hack my Van competition for 2017. MindKits was launched in 2008 by Tim Carr, who saw a need to take robotics and physical computing to [...]

VR – MORE THAN A GIMMICK

Virtual Reality was flavour of the month at the Brisbane Truck Show, with several brands using the technology to lure people to their stands, but Scania is out to prove it’s more than a promotional gimmick. [...]

FINEMORE THINKS FINE MERC

Mercedes-Benz has recorded its first major fleet win for the new Actros, with Ron Finemore Transport placing an order for 68 new models. As well as the new Mercs, the logistics company has will also purchase [...]

PONCHO HITS THE ROAD

Nearly four years after it was first unveiled at the 2013 Bus and Coach Show, the first Hino Poncho has hit the streets of Holmview, a suburb of Logan City in Queensland. Australia is the first [...]

BRISBANE CITY ROLLS OUT EURO 6 BUSES

Brisbane City Council has put four Euro 6 spec Volgren buses on the streets as part of its commitment to a low emission network. The buses are Volgren’s 12.5m Optimus model based on the Volvo B8RLE [...]

HVIA OPENS NOMINATION PROCESS

Industry body HVIA is now taking applications for director and office bearer positions ahead of its annual general meeting in October. Up to six positions are due to be filled with president Peter Langworthy, vice president [...]

HINO BREAKS GROUND ON NEW US HQ

Hino’s new American headquarters in Novi, Michigan are officially under construction following a ground-breaking ceremony last week. The new facility is expected to be finished by the end of next year and will amalgamate the brand’s [...]

SCANIA APPOINTS NEW SALES DIRECTOR

Scania has another new face in its leadership team with Martin Toomey taking up the recently revived role of sales director for all three business divisions, truck, bus and engine. Under the reign of Roger McCarthy, [...]