International News

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 [...]

DRIVER SHORTAGE MAIN CONCERN FOR US TRUCK OPERATORS

A shortage of drivers is the top trucking concern for US transport operators according to a report published this week. In its annual survey, the American Transportation Research Institute found that motor carriers and the industry [...]

EMISSIONS PROBLEM CAUSES VOLVO SHARE PRICE TO FALL DESPITE STRONG RESULTS

Volvo AB HAS reported stronger than expected third-quarter earnings  but its share price has dipped on the back of announcing an emissions  problem apparently caused by a faulty component from an outside  supplier. The truck maker reported [...]

CUMMINS AND ISUZU SIGN LETTER OF INTENT FOR COOPERATION

Cummins and Isuzu have announced they have signed a Letter of Intent to jointly evaluate opportunities to deliver products in the commercial vehicle space. The statement says that power sources are increasingly becoming more diverse and [...]

THE STANDOUTS AT HANOVER 2018

The bi-annual IAA truck show in Hannover has been  run and done for another two years and  we decided to take a look at some of the highlights and  some of the standouts that came out [...]

CALIFORNIA CLEARS THE AIR

California air quality regulators have announced they have approved $US150 million in grants for projects that will put at least 187 zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks into service over the next several years. An additional $US55 [...]

US TRUCK MARKET STRUGGLING TO MEET DEMAND

As Australia’s truck market heads for a record high water mark in terms of volume this year our counterparts across the Pacific are also tracking for a massive record, which would be a lot higher if [...]

THE POWER OF NINE – ALLISON STARTS GLOBAL PRODUCTION OF NEW BOX

Allison Transmission has used the  IAA Hannover show to announce that it will offer its new medium-duty, fully automatic nine-speed transmission globally, and that it has developed an electric hybrid system with purely electric extended range.    [...]

RENAULT UNVEILS ITS VISION FOR LAST MILE DELIVERY

Renault has unveiled a revolutionary prototype at the Hannover IAA commercial vehicle Expo aimed at highlighting  the company’s vision for the last-mile delivery concept. Renault EZ-PRO is an autonomous delivery concept featuring shared customizable robo-pods. Renault says [...]