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…

How Hub Reduction Differentials Work

Regular readers would recall that we’ve reported on several tri-drive units operating in high productivity heavy road train applications over the last few years. Truth be told, the site of a tri-drive or “tridem” road train with four to six trailers in tow is indeed an impressive sight. Their daily payloads undoubtedly would have made…

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…

How truck air compressors work

The primary function of a truck air compressor is to supply compressed air for the truck air suspension and braking system. Typically, this type of compressor is driven by the truck’s engine. The air compressor builds the air pressure for the air suspension, auxiliary components and brake system. In most cases, the air compressor is…

Truck with NO BRAKE line hurtles down Highway

A semi-trailer was sighted driving at highway speed without any trailer brakes. Thanks to an eagle-eyed subscriber for submitting the image of the truck travelling down the freeway with the blue airline draped over the truck’s DPF exhaust system. The serious oversight of the driver to securely connect the blue airline to the trailer could…

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…

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…

How a Mack Power-Divider works

The introduction of Mack’s B-Model in 1953 bought a raft of new technology and design concepts that would prove a complete departure from conventional trucks of the time. One of these more noticeable design concepts was found at the truck’s rear. Here top-mounted dual-reduction carriers were married with Mack’s Camelback suspension that eventually Mack marketed…