International News

SCANIA PLUGGED INTO GERMAN e-HGHWAY TRIAL

Scania has announced it is set to supply vehicles for the three Germany e-highway  trials expected to start in 2019. The decision was taken on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and [...]

FUSO SIGNS A UP MAJOR US HAULAGE COMPANY FOR eCANTER

One of the leading truck operators in the USA, J.B Hunt has become the second major fleet to add Daimler’s new medium duty eCanter electric distribution trucks to its fleet. J.B. Hunt, is ranked the fourth [...]

VOORHOEVE TARGETS TECHNOLOGY AT VOLVO NORTH AMERICA

Former Volvo Group Australia boss Peter Voorhoeve  is clearly wasting no time in shaking things up at his new ‘ranch’, Volvo Trucks North America establishing a department within the company called Volvo Trucks 2.0, a special [...]

PACCAR HAS GEORGIA ON ITS MIND – BOTH BRANDS TO BE AT NACV 2019

Paccar has announced it will be at next year’s North America Commercial Vehicle with both of its American brands, joining every other major manufacturer at the biennial Expo in Atlanta. In what could be the final [...]

THOR SAYS IT WILL MAKE MONEY FROM DAY ONE

US truck startup, Thor Trucks says it will be profitable from the start of production next year because of environmental subsidies available for electric trucks, co-founder Giordano Sordoni said at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show [...]

VOLVO GOES UNDERGROUND WITH AUTONOMOUS

In a unique pay-for-work agreement, Volvo Trucks has announced it has signed an agrteement with a Norewegian mining operator to deliver driverless trucks to take over mining tasks perilous to human operators. Six autonomous Volvo FH trucks [...]

TESLA TAKES MORE ORDERS WITH NO FIRM LAUNCH DATE YET

After a raft of issues and corporate problems and following the appointment of a new, Australian chairperson, electric vehicle maker Tesla is again making some bold statements about its Semi, prime mover truck, which is due [...]

NIKOLA ANNOUNCES MAJOR ORDER BANK AND SET TO BE IN AUSTRALIA IN NEXT DECADE

Hydrogen truck maker Nikola says it has raised another US$210 million and now boasts US$12 billion in pre-orders. About US$380 million of those were for the recently announced Nikola Tre European cabover. The company also said [...]

ITS A GAS! IVECO STRALIS DOES LONDON TO MADRID ON ONE TANK OF LNG

Truck maker Iveco is claiming a new distance record on a single tank of LNG with a 460hp Stralis NP travelling from London to Madrid using just 390kgs of Liquified Natural Gas. The company claims the [...]

US TRUCK ORDERS OFF THE RICHTER

If you thought the Australian industry was booming then the US truck market is off the Richter scale. Through the first 10 months of 2018, 440,700 new trucks have been  ordered in the US for which [...]