Detroit DD15 Powered Road train

Detroit DD15 Powered Road train Words and photography by Howard Shanks Fuel economy is one of the more pleasing attributes that many operators report from their DD15 engines and that’s closely followed by reliability. They are the primary reasons why Hawkins Road Transport specified a Detroit DD15 to power their new 4900 Western Star for…

Mercedes-Benz Actros 2658 Road Test

Mercedes-Benz Actros 2658 Road Test Words and on-road photography by Howard Shanks (studio photography courtesy of Mercedes-Benz). Fuel economy is by far the biggest standout feature from the new Actros 2658 6×4 as Howard Shanks discovered on a recent test run from Sydney to Melbourne. A bleak cold winter morning with artic wind gusts greeted…