How a truck DPF works

In trucking terms, the acronym DPF refers to the Diesel Particulate Filter used in the exhaust system of trucks built after 2009. Its purpose is to trap the particulate matter or soot produced from the engine and prevent it (down to 1-micron) from exiting the exhaust pipe. A poorly maintained or blocked PDF will cause…

How to drive an 18-Speed Roadranger

How to drive an Eaton 18-Speed Roadranger Eaton’s 18-Speed Roadranger Driver’s Instruction manual available for download at end of article.  Driving a constant mesh transmission like a 13-speed or 15-speed Roadranger transmission correctly used to be a fundamental part of truck driving, and old school truck drivers took great pride in the way they swapped…

Great Australian Road Trains: Collector’s Edition #1

Great Australian Road Trains: Collector’s Edition #1 10 Great Road Trains 10 Great Outback Adventures Large full-colour photographs Dimensions: 21.59 x 0.59 x 27.94 cm Supplied by Amazon Available in either hardcover or softcover Great Christmas or Birthday gift   US Buyers Click Here:  Australian Buyers Click Here:  Great Australian Road Trains: Collector’s Edition #1 is a…

Fake Toyota parts labelled as Genuine Parts seized by ABF

Australian Border Force (ADF) seize counterfeit 4×4 parts. Key Points ADF seize strut spacers with fake Toyota engravings. Toyota does not sell genuine strut spacers for the HiLux models. Fake parts are sold online to unwary buyers. Four-wheel drive enthusiasts are at risk of being duped by counterfeit ‘strut spacers’ that place vehicles in danger…

Velocity Vehicle Group purchase Huntingwood Dealership

Daimler Truck and Bus has announced the sale of its Huntingwood dealership to Velocity Vehicle Group. The sale comes after DTB divested dealership operations at Laverton in 2016 and Somerton last year and represents its exit of the own-retail sector. Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, says the Huntingwood sale…

HELLA and Faurecia join forces

HELLA and Faurecia agree to combine their businesses: Partnership opens additional growth potential Faurecia acquires the 60 percent stake from the pool shareholders of HELLA and announces tender offer to acquire the remaining HELLA shares for € 60 per share Combination of the two companies creates 7th largest global automotive supplier and a global market…

Fully qualified technicians welcomed at Scania

Scania Australia has just completed a national programme to ensure all its technicians are fully qualified and compliant with state and national certification for the jobs they undertake. Scania is proud to have some of the best technicians in the industry, who all have access to the special tools, vehicle data, service manuals and training…

Safety first, second and third for Mills Freightlines as it chooses Freightliner Cascadia

Mills Freightlines has chosen the Freightliner Cascadia as part of its safety-first policy. The family business based in Brinkworth, South Australia and headed up by husband and wife team Paul and Jayne Mills, selected a Freightliner Cascadia 126 in part due to its class-leading safety features. It goes above and beyond with safety features for…