International News

RISING OIL PRICES DRIVING GREATER TRANSPORT EFFICIENCIES IN USA

Diesel prices in the USA have jumped 22 per cent from this time last year ago and stand at their highest level in almost four years. The average price of diesel fuel in the USA reached [...]

NATURAL GAS POWERED AUTOS MAKE FOR CLEANER GARBAGE TRUCKS

A German company plans to acquire 30 additional Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT (Natural Gas Technology) refuse trucks equipped with Allison  automatic transmissions. In December 2016, the municipally-owned company put into service the first of 10 Allison-equipped Mercedes-Benz [...]

VOLVO SWITCHES ON TO ELECTRIC

Volvo has announced its first commercial use all – electric truck–the Volvo FL Electric aimed at urban distribution and refuse operations among other applications. Volvo says series production and sales of the new model will start in [...]

NEW SCANIA SCORES MAJOR EURO FUEL CONSUMPTION WIN

Scania’s New Truck Generation has scored a major European fuel consumption win just a few weeks after the Australian launch of the new trucks. A Scania R 500 has been announced as the winner of this [...]

ARE THE LIGHTS DIMMING AT TESLA?

Twelve months ago Tesla was the darling of the automotive business and was a rising force, set to revolutionise the cars and trucks we drive. Its flagship Model S sedan was the must have amongst luxury-car [...]

ANTHEM HAS MACK SINGING FROM A NEW SONG SHEET

Truck and Bus News had the privilege of travelling to the USA recently to preview and drive the new Mack Anthem, a truck that is a vital catalyst for taking the Mack brand to a new [...]

THE LAST GREAT mid-AMERICA TRUCK SHOW?

The once great Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, Kentucky was but a shadow of its former self when it opened its doors last Thursday, the victim of a crowded show market and the arrival last year [...]

FUSO GOES PETROL IN THE USA

While strongly pursuing an electric future with its trucks Fuso made an inter4esting announcement at the Working Truck Show in Indianapolis, last week, by unveiling a petrol powered Canter for the North American market. In the [...]

HINO GOES BIG IN AMERICA

Hino has used the Working Trucks Show in Indianapolis to announce its all-new XL Series line of heavy duty Class 7 and 8 vehicles. The new Hino XL7 and XL8 2020 models – which will begin [...]

NAVISTAR TAKES A HIT BUT SAYS BETTER DAYS ARE AHEAD

Navistar, parent company of the International brand recently reintroduced into the Australian market, has reported a net loss of close to $AUD95 million in the first quarter, but has raised its full year 2018 guidance and [...]