International News

SCANIA’S BUILDS ON CONSTRUCTION RANGE

Scania is looking to build its market share with construction industry operators with the launch of its new XT range in Europe. At this stage there is no confirmation whether or not the model will come [...]

SUN CHASERS

Electric trucks are flavour of the month and as previously reported there’s no shortage of models on their way like the e-Canter or  Merc’s Urban eTruck. German campervan manufacturer Dethleffs has taken an innovative approach to [...]

FREIGHTLINER INVESTS IN NEW LOGISTICS CENTRE

The American Truck market appears to be in recovery mode with Freightliner announcing a new logistics centre in Cleveland. Daimler has called back 50 staff that it initially let go due to a reduction in orders [...]

UK FALLS IN LINE TO TRIAL PLATOONING

Semi-autonomous trucks will be trialled on United Kingdom highways from 2018 following the recent successful trials elsewhere in Europe and in the USA. The UK government is tipping in AU$13.1 million to enable ‘Platooning’ trials, which sees [...]

POSTMAN PAT GETS TECH SAVVY

The UK’s mail service is commencing trials of a fully electric van with a range of 100 miles. Royal Mail is putting nine Arrival vans to the test across a range of sizes and will distribute [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

PRINT AND FIT PARTS

Daimler is embracing 3D printing technology with Mercedes-Benz Trucks printing the first square parts made of metal – a thermostat cover. The new component has passed all of the company stringent quality checks and according to [...]

FREIGHTLINER LOOKS UP FOR POWER SOLUTION

Freightliner is offering a solar power system as an option of its Cascadia raised roof sleeper models, with some US truck fleets already reaping the benefits. Using the eNow eCharge solar system, which can now be [...]