Service Maintenance Contracts Explained.

Service maintenance contracts are maintenance agreements between an equipment owner and a service provider governed by a written agreement or contract. According to Kel Stanton, owner of Kel Stanton’s Mobile Diesel Service, in Brisbane. Service Maintenance Contracts define how the parties will interact and describe all the maintenance events covered, including scheduled preventive maintenance and…

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…

Scania’s largest ever European civilian truck order

Eddie Stobart places 6th major order of Scania Trucks Scania (Great Britain) Limited has won a major order for a minimum of 2,250 trucks from Consortium Purchasing, an operation led by William Stobart, Executive Chairman of GreenWhiteStar Acquisitions, which owns Eddie Stobart, The Pallet Network, iForce etc., and Allan Jenkinson, owner of A. W. Jenkinson…

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…