Scania tests self-driving trucks in freeway traffic

The Swedish Transport Agency extends permission for Scania to perform testing of self-driving trucks on the E4 freeway between Södertälje and Jönköping. The testing program is a joint venture between Scania and autonomous vehicle development company TuSimple. Truck in the self-driving test program do day-to-day commercial operations with the Scania Transport Laboratory and is haul…

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…

Freightliner Cascadia 126 Operator Review

First Freightliner Cascadia 126 Operator’s first impression. Conbar Transport livestock haulage devision welcomes a new Freightliner Cascadia to their fleet. Hauling livestock at a maximum combination weight of 68 tonnes, the new 16-litre Cascadia 126 is already impressing with its fuel efficiency. “Livestock hauling is tough on fuel and each run is different, but the…

27-Meter B-Doubles to get Green Light

27-Meter B-Doubles to get Green Light, great news for bonneted truck operators. For many years, industry bodies have been lobbying to have the restrictive existing 26-Meter B-Double length laws changed to allow longer bonneted prime movers with larger capacity sleeper berths. Finally, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Safety is the…

Scania torques up its six-cylinder engine

New 540 hp engine delivers more torque and even better fuel efficiency. Scania has introduced a higher output, range-topping six-cylinder 13-litre Euro 6 engine for inter- and intrastate haulage operators. The new Scania 540 hp engine matches rivals for power but out-torques them, with 2700 Nm available between 1000 and 1300 rpm. The Scania engine…

PACCAR to employ additional 120 workers

PACCAR Australia employs more local manufacturing staff: a growing force and extras on the way In a boost for Australian manufacturing and the local economy, PACCAR Australia is in the process of recruiting more than 120 people for its Bayswater manufacturing facility. Customer demand for trucks has driven the need for increased truck production in…

Road Train DVDs

Kenworth Country Road Train DVD set for sale. The original Outback Truckers DVD Collection, this complete Collectors Edition set of Kenworth Country – Legends of the Outback DVD series is now available for sale. This compete set of classic trucking DVDs takes a serious look at the real outback truckers working in their natural environment…