Manfred Streit is new MD for Scania Australia

Scania Australia’s new Managing Director, Manfred Streit, has arrived in Melbourne, following 15 years working for the company in Austria. Manfred, 49, has been involved with trucks since his youth, developing a life-long affinity for Scania early on. His tertiary studies in Business and Commerce were funded by truck driving during university holidays, where he…

Elphinstone introduces Self-Loading log trailers.

Elphinstone Engineering is redefining log haulage with the introduction of their ‘Self-Loader’ powerpack option to their EasyLoader trailer models. The new powerpack enables standard prime-movers to haul and operate logging trailers without the expense of specialised PTO and auxiliary equipment fit-up. Additionally, it is backwards compatible, meaning retrofitting the unit to older EasyLoader trailers is…

Four Australian teams in Volvo International Service Training Finals

Volvo International Service Training Award (VISTA) is an international competition open to all Service Market professionals within the Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses’ global service network. Currently, it is the world’s largest competition for Service Market personnel. This year, 84 teams from Australia and 22 from New Zealand signed up to enter VISTA. Teams competed in…

Fuso 510 Shogun Review

Ken Blanch Transport has added a Fuso Shogun 510 to its Taree-based fleet. The Shogun joins a Freightliner Cascadia and Mercedes-Benz Actros as the latest models provided by local Daimler Truck dealer, Mavin Truck Centre. The business owner, Ken Blanch, sought a truck that could haul bricks and steel around the region, but also go…

800 Orders cement eCascadia Production

Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, and Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), the leading North American heavy-duty truck manufacturer, today jointly announced a Letter of Intent (LOI) to deploy up to nearly 800 battery electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors serving Sysco customers by 2026. The first eCascadia delivery is expected…

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…

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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…

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…