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US TRUCK PRODUCTION REVS UP AGAIN

There’s a positive outlook for American truck makers once more with production rates set to hit their highest levels in 18 months. According to trucking industry research firm ACT Research’s president and senior analyst Kenny Veith, [...]

A MASTERFUL MIX

Small bus choice has never been better in Australia and it’s getting better with more players offering some capable, well priced vehicles. Renault has one of the better offerings, certainly the sharpest priced in its Master [...]

DIESEL GIANT MTQ CHANGES GEARS

A leading diesel and turbo after sales and service provider, MTQ begin marketing its own brand instead of its suppliers following a change of ownership last year. MTQ became a subsidiary of Bapcor late last year [...]

ABCOR TO BAR ISUZU

Truck component maker Abcor has picked up a five-year deal with truck market leader Isuzu to supply high-end bull bars. The contract will see Abcor producing bullbars for the Australian and New Zealand markets with a [...]

GERMANY TAKES ON USA IN ELECTRIC WAR

Daimler and Tesla are set to up the battle for bragging rights in the electric truck market. The German automotive giant, which owns Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Fuso, Western Star and Bharat Benz, is positioning itself to take [...]

IVECO’S DAILY BATTLE WITH TOYOTA

Toyota has had the van based mini bus market by the short and curleys for years with its ageing HiAce and some of the Euro manufacturers are having a good old crack at the Japanese but [...]

ELECTRIFYING CHANGES IN MONTREAL

Predictably, electric bus uptake is growing exponentially in metropolitan areas where emissions are a major concern. Electric buses lend themselves perfectly to metro routes because recharging facilities are easier to provide in cities. You can’t run [...]

CUMMINS STUNS WITH NEW POWERTRAIN

Diesel engine giant Cummins has announced it will launch a fully electric powertrain system by the end of 2019 with an extended range version the following year. Cummins’ executive director of electrification business development, Julie Furber [...]

TRANSPORT & TRUCKING AUSTRALIA ISSUE 114 OUT NOW

The T&TA Team was at the recent Brisbane Show and reports on many of the new products on display that will flow for some time.  We also outline the return of International to Australia, there’s a full [...]

BRISBANE AIRPORT’S SHOCK NEW BUS ORDER

Brisbane Airport has joined the electric bus revolution with a new fleet of 11 electric buses to be built and operated by Carbridge. The deal is worth more than $5 million over five years from 1 [...]