Industry Investigates Coupling Strength

In an industry and world first, the ARTSA Institute, Australian Trucking Association (ATA), Truck Industry Council (TIC) and Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) are investigating dynamic loads on the couplings on heavy high productivity freight vehicles (HPFV) and PBS combinations vehicles. The safety of couplings project is funded by the Commonwealth Government through the National…

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…