Steve Brooks

Volvo zaps the Gap

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DAF Primes for the big time

In this initial report, we reveal the extent of Paccar Australia’s commitment to creating a continental cab-over like no other, moulding the features of DAF’s superbly equipped XG family with the most advanced big bore truck engine ever created by Cummins. From the boardroom and from the cab, Steve Brooks profiles a truly dynamic step in Paccar Australia's future.
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King of the kennels

Right now, it’s the only one of its kind in the Mack world and apparently, won’t be widely available on the Australian market until the back half of next year. Even so, those inside the corporate kennel say there are already plenty of people eager to bed down in the sprawling 70-inch sleeper showcased on a Super-Liner at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show
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Iveco unearths a better way

Iveco’s S-Way flagship is an all-round more appealing product than anything the European conglomerate has ever before offered the Australian market. It has, quite simply, the ability to surprise and impress in equal measure
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Road testing Hino automatics

Hino Australia is today equipped with the best product range in its long history here. High on the heap is a versatile 9.0 litre line-up capitalising on the modern-day brilliance of Allison automatic shifters. We take two for a run through the ’burbs and beyond
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Strength in numbers

If winners are grinners, then the smiles on the dials of Volvo principals must be bigger than ever before as the Swedish powerhouse kicks ahead of arch rival Kenworth and forges to heavy-duty domination in the first half of a barnstorming 2023 truck market. But as this special report reveals, the greatest achievement is in record performances by the corporate threesome – Volvo, Mack and UD.
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