Freightliner eCascadia could save $150,000 in fuel a year per truck*.

While U.S. Freightliner customers will start enjoying massive reductions in fuel expenses as early as late 2022, with the announcement of the all-electric eCascadia that will enter series production later this year. Unfortunately, however, Australian customers will have to wait some time before they can start reaping the benefits of massive diesel savings because there…

Second generation of MirrorCam

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has now updated MirrorCam for the first time: With the second generation, available for the Actros and Arocs as well as eActros series since April 2022, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has evolved important details of the system, winning several Innovation Awards. “The intensive discussions with our customers and their experiences from day-to-day operations formed the…

Fuso upgrades its top Canter tipper model.

Fuso’s factory-built tipper Canter 815 model gets a two-way tailgate upgrade for 2022. Furthermore, the carrying capacity increased from 2.4 cubic meters to 2.6 cubic meters. Both the Canter 615 City Cab and 815 Wide Cab tippers can be driven on a car licence and boast the best payload in their respective classes. The 615…

How Hub Reduction Differentials Work

Regular readers would recall that we’ve reported on several tri-drive units operating in high productivity heavy road train applications over the last few years. Truth be told, the site of a tri-drive or “tridem” road train with four to six trailers in tow is indeed an impressive sight. Their daily payloads undoubtedly would have made…

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Self-Steering Mercedes-Benz Actros

Mercedes-Benz customers can now order their new truck with self-steering assistance. The new Actros models’ proprietary Active Drive Assist technology option enables SAE Level 2 partially automated driving capability, a first for Australian heavy trucks. Mercedes-Benz Trucks has introduced the innovative driver assistance technology as an optional feature after comprehensively completing a 1.2-million-kilometre validation program…

Mack Anthem Customer Review

Mack Anthem receives high driver acceptance from Richers Transport team. The Maryborough Queensland based company also welcomes significant fuel savings the Anthem returns.  Richers took delivery of one of the first Mack Anthem prime-movers off the Wacol production line. Now since joining the fleet, it’s racked up over 200,000 kilometres. Another three Anthems have joined…

Mercedes-Benz TRUCKTraining is beating rising fuel costs saving fleets thousands of dollars.

The recent rise in fuel is seeing increasing demand for Mercedes-Benz truck trainers as Fleets Managers and Owner-Drivers capitalise on Mercedes-Benz complimentary economy driver training packages to save fuel cost and improve safety. Mercedes-Benz TRUCKTraining with a global approach as the core element of Road Efficiency – low total cost, high level of safety and…