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…

Industry Investigates Coupling Strength

In an industry and world first, the ARTSA Institute, Australian Trucking Association (ATA), Truck Industry Council (TIC) and Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) are investigating dynamic loads on the couplings on heavy high productivity freight vehicles (HPFV) and PBS combinations vehicles. The safety of couplings project is funded by the Commonwealth Government through the National…

How Cummins PT Fuel pump works

How Cummins PT Fuel System works Little did farm boy, Clessie Cummins, from Indiana, realise his innovative invention of his technological advanced (for the time) PT fuel injection system in the early fifties would revolutionise diesel engine economy, efficiency and reliability. Nor did he ever envisage that it would endure seven decades of production. Cummins…

New record for Mercedes-Benz truck sales in 2021

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has recorded its best-ever sales in Australia in 2021. Led by the Actros and Arocs heavy-duty hauliers, Mercedes-Benz Trucks set a new high mark of 1290, breaking the previous record of 1189. Sales were so strong that Mercedes-Benz Trucks passed the milestone with one month to spare. The striking result came despite supply…

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…