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…

Four new Freightliner CL112 10×4 agitators for Midway

Four new Freightliner CL112 10×4 agitators for Midway Melbourne based Midway Concrete and Garden Supplies are one of a handful of independent Victorian concrete suppliers. There fleet of 60-plus agitators, mostly made-up of 6×4 and 8×4 models, service the north and west of inner-city Melbourne from concrete plants in Melton, South Morang and North Laverton. …

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…

Driver’s Guide to Bendix Wingman DIU operation

A Driver’s Guide to Bendix Wingman Fusion DIU operation, that can be optioned on all Kenworth Legacy models, new Kenworth T610, T610ASAR, T410, T410SAR and T350 models. The Bendix Wingman DIU (driver information unit) is the part of the Fusion system that provides information and allows the driver to select from the pre-set parameters to…

How to operate a Kennedy Folding Skel trailer.

In this tech tips operating procedure, we’ll look at how to operate a Kennedy Folding Skel with Front Guard and Quick release fifth wheel. To Fold the Skel – load it up onto the prime-mover. Engage the PTO. Fold bolsters down. Push “Trailer up” button until the trailer rests on the truck ramps and the…

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…