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…

Maxi-CUBE Classic Refrigerated Vans – Case Study

Freezex Keeps It Cool with Maxi-CUBE Classic Refrigerated Vans Maxi-CUBE Classic Refrigerated Vans are helping Sydney based refrigerated transport company, Freezex, reduce running costs and increase productivity. Refrigerated transport business, Freezex, has been servicing the New South Wales transport sector for over three decades. What started as a small transport business by Leslie and Sandy…

Mirrorless Mercedes Benz Actros

Mirrorless Mercedes Benz Actros – Is it a good thing? The introduction today of the latest Mercedes Benz Actros heralds a new revolution in road transport technology, being the first OEM to offer a road registered mirrorless vehicle. Instead of conventional mirrors, sleek aero cab mounted fins house what ‘Benz have aptly named “MirrorCam” which…

Free Mercedes Benz for three months

Drive now pay later offer for Mercedes-Benz trucks Mercedes-Benz Trucks has introduced a ‘Drive Now, Pay Later’ program to support its customers in this tough economic climate. Provided by Mercedes-Benz Financial, the program offers customers who purchase a Mercedes-Benz on-highway truck a 90 day repayment-free period, allowing customers to focus on their business and generate…

Safety First for Fuso

NSW Builder won over by Fuso Canter’s Safety First approach. Sydney builder Anthony Robson believes all trucks should have technology that enables them to automatically brake in an emergency. The owner of AKR Constructions recently bought a Fuso Canter, which is the only light truck in Australia equipped with Advanced Emergency Braking. All Canters, except…