The Cost of Mismatched Tires

With the rapid increase in heavy vehicle running costs, the following tips on how to match your tyres will undoubtedly see you extract a few extra thousand kilometres out of your tyres. But ultimately, it will make all the difference to your bottom line. Furthermore, it might even save you costly downtime from changing a…

How truck air compressors work

The primary function of a truck air compressor is to supply compressed air for the truck air suspension and braking system. Typically, this type of compressor is driven by the truck’s engine. The air compressor builds the air pressure for the air suspension, auxiliary components and brake system. In most cases, the air compressor is…

Retro tag on ‘ol school K100G

Tasmanian based Andrew Flynn is one innovative operator that repurposes old highway prime movers to suit his growing firewood business. This striking K100G is one of Andrew’s creative custom builds that enables him to deliver generous loads of 4.2-meter-long firewood logs to his expanding customer base. We sent Howard Shanks to investigate. The winters in…

Pro Driver – Technical Handbook for Truck Drivers

Pro Driver (Volume-1) is a technical handbook for professional truck drivers written in an effortless read style with realistic illustrations. The fundamental aim is to help drivers gain a better understanding of the latest technologies and principals in modern trucks. This guide contains up-to-date information about current model equipment and features easy to read content with…

How Cummins PT Fuel pump works

How Cummins PT Fuel System works Little did farm boy, Clessie Cummins, from Indiana, realise his innovative invention of his technological advanced (for the time) PT fuel injection system in the early fifties would revolutionise diesel engine economy, efficiency and reliability. Nor did he ever envisage that it would endure seven decades of production. Cummins…

Driverless Road Trains

How long before driverless Road Trains relieve global road congestion? Technical Editor Howard Shanks asks several leading truck manufacturers what the future for road transport holds? Certainly, the truck will still be with us in 2050. To some degree, externally, it will still resemble today’s truck, albeit somewhat more futuristic. But under the surface, in the futuristic…