Driverless Road Trains

How long before driverless Road Trains relieve global road congestion? Technical Editor Howard Shanks asks several leading truck manufacturers what the future for road transport holds? Certainly, the truck will still be with us in 2050. To some degree, externally, it will still resemble today’s truck, albeit somewhat more futuristic. But under the surface, in the futuristic…

Simon National Carriers puts safety first, with four new Mercedes-Benz Actros models

Simon National Carriers continues its safety drive by welcoming four new Mercedes-Benz Actros prime movers to its fleet. The Euro 6 Actros features latest generation active safety technology that can automatically perform emergency braking for vehicles and people. Just like all Simon National Carriers trucks, the 2653 Mercedes-Benz units have been limited to 90km/h to…

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…

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…