How an opposed engine works in Commer Knocker

Commer was a British truck manufacturer founded in 1905 as Commercial Cars Limited. Their primary business was manufacturing commercial vehicles, including car-derived vans, through to medium and heavy trucks and buses. In addition, they made engines, including their most famous, the TS3 Diesel.  If you’ve got a senior’s card, you’ll undoubtedly remember the distinct sound…

Mercedes-Benz asphalt trucks

A growing roadworks and traffic control operation in regional New South Wales has added three Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks with Etnyre Falcon tri-axle walking floor trailers to its fleet. The advanced 2653 models will perform asphalting work for the business, which was founded in Forbes by Kevin and Colleen Gunn with a focus on traffic control.…

Mack Anthem Review

Adelaide-based Diamond Brothers Transport has earned an enviable reputation for tailored transport solutions over nearly 7 decades in business. With an early history in car carrying, the company has evolved into a dedicated interstate general carrier with a keen eye on both customer service and operational efficiencies. The Diamond Brothers fleet services all east coast…

No Reversing test for new Truck Licences in QLD

Sources close to roadtrains.com.au revealed today that Queensland Transport is considering scrapping the reversing test for new truck licences. “I was truly shocked when the PADA from Queensland Transport rang and asked me how important and how often a truck driver was required to reverse a truck,” our source admitted to roadtrains.com.au. “The issue Queensland…

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…

Tassie Tractors Shine in Scottsdale

More than 80 scrubbed-up tractors lined the Scottsdale football oval early Sunday morning for the inaugural Tasmanian Tractor Show and Shine.  Organisers were more than thrilled with the number of entrants, quality, and presentation of the machinery that rolled up for the day. Also, the fact the rains that had pounded the Northeast the day…

Manfred Streit is new MD for Scania Australia

Scania Australia’s new Managing Director, Manfred Streit, has arrived in Melbourne, following 15 years working for the company in Austria. Manfred, 49, has been involved with trucks since his youth, developing a life-long affinity for Scania early on. His tertiary studies in Business and Commerce were funded by truck driving during university holidays, where he…