In this issue we have a bunch of interesting yarns  for you  to consume over the holidays, starting with the mighty Scania 770hp V8, which we road test  on a tough run up the hills from Melbourne  to Bendigo and back. This ‘Grunter’ is now the highest power on road prime mover available in this country and is an extremely impressive bit of kit.

Along with that we have a first road test of  JAC’s E55 electric light duty truck  that the Chinese maker is hoping will leapfrog the issues the brand suffered when it unsuccessfully launched its diesel trucks here a decade ago, and jump straight to a zero emission future.

We road test Hino’s new flagship 700 Series heavy duty model, taking two examples for a drive and we also  take a close look at Isuzu’s recently updated market leading N Series models, with the hope we can road test these very soon. There is also a road test of Iveco’s new E6 Daily van and light truck.

We have some operator stories that give an insight into how  others run their fleets and  in our Light Commercial section we road test Toyota’s 70th Anniversary LandCruiser 70 series, which, but for a few foibles is  a surprisingly endearing and likeable piece of machinery.

All that and a whole lot more, so enjoy the read and here is to a much better 2022.