International News

DAIMLER ANNOUNCES NEW BOSS OF WESTERN STAR

David Carson has been named president of Western Star Trucks, and chief diversity officer for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). He is currently president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., and will replace Kelley Platt, who has [...]

US ANALYSTS PREACH CAUTION ON TESLA PRIME MOVER PROSPECTS

US stock analysts are being wary about the prospects for Tesla’s recently unveiled prime mover. The company unveiled its new all-electric semi trucks recently to much fanfare last week but some analysts are advising caution when [...]

NEW DAF ANNOUNCED AS EURO TRUCK OF THE YEAR FOR 2018

Editors and journalists from 23 of Europe’s leading truck magazine have voted on and announced that the 2018 International Truck of the Year is DAF’s new XF/CF truck range . The jury of 23 commercial vehicle [...]

TESLA ‘HYPER’ SEMI FINALLY UNVEILED

In usual Elon Musk style, the hype was supercharged as the technology entrepreneur finally took the wraps off his much vaunted Electric prime mover at a glitzy ceremony held at the company’s design centre in Hawthorne [...]

TESLA TRUCK REVEAL COMING UP THIS WEEK

Tesla will finally unveil its prototype for an electric semi-trailer prime mover and founder and CEO Elon Musk is not letting the company’s recent stumbles dampen his enthusiasm for hype. The mercurial magnate made a bold [...]

BUSY BEES AT ISUZU COME UP WITH A HONEYCOMB TRUCK OF THE FUTURE

Isuzu unveiled a futuristic take on delivery trucks of the future by showing the FD-SI Future delivery concept on its stand at the Tokyo Motor Show yesterday. Some say it looked like a toaster on wheels, [...]

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 [...]