How to operate Mercedes-Benz MirrorCam

The advancements in digital camera technology are certainly making life easier in countless situations: Today, for instance, video calls are considered the norm for our kids, thanks to digital technology. In medicine, miniature digital cameras play a significant role in providing important information about the human body. Furthermore, the inspection scope I use to view…

Scania G540 XT Tipper review

New 540 hp engine delivers more torque and even better fuel efficiency for tipper and dog operators. Tipper and Dog operators seeking improved total operating economy need look no further than the Scania G 540 XT, now available across Australia. Armed with the acclaimed 540 hp six-cylinder SCR-only Euro 6-compliant engine delivering a mighty 2700…

Understanding S-Cam Brake Balance

Understanding the importance of S-Cam brake balance in heavy-duty trucks is a fundamental part of truck safety and will go a long way to prevent brake failure. Many operators often see brake components as a costly profit eating commodity, consequently and, sadly, they opt for the lowest priced option when selecting replacement parts. However, regulators…

Kenworth Legend T950

The sale of all 75 Limited Edition Legend 950 Kenworths, a model known for its tenacious appetite for hard work and unprecedented reliability in rugged Australian conditions, in a little under 48 hours clearly demonstrated how passionate Kenworth enthusiasts were about a model that played a significant role in the growth of many of their…

The legend of Canter

Fuso Canter Story – a legend in the making Two years after man first stepped foot on the moon, another important landing was taking place. It was arrival of the first ever shipment of Canters in Australia, which drove off the wharf and straight to work in 1971. Now Fuso is celebrating the 50th anniversary…

More safety features for Mercedes-Benz rigid range

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has announced the extension of the Active Brake Assist 5 advanced safety package to cover its entire Australian and New Zealand rigid highway range at the Brisbane Truck Show. The full suite was not previously available with the 8×4 Arocs model given application-related packaging restrictions. These engineering challenges have been overcome and the…

Digital Dashboard for Freightliner Cascadia

Freightliner has revealed a new-look Digital Dashboard for its Cascadia conventional truck at the Brisbane Truck Show. Cascadia will be the first conventional truck to be available with the digital dash feature when it becomes an optional item in Australia and New Zealand from the fourth quarter of this year. The high definition Digital Dashboard…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks launches Australian Level 2 automation

Mercedes-Benz Trucks will launch an Australian validation program for an Actros that can help steer itself at the Brisbane Truck Show from May 13 to 16. The Active Drive Assist technology enables SAE Level 2 partially automated driving capability; a first for Australian heavy trucks. The Mercedes-Benz Trucks validation program will consist of 20 trucks,…