Steve Brooks

Kenworth keeps kicking on

COVID or no COVID, the Australian road freight industry continues to run hot and leading the rush for trucks is heavy-duty supremo Paccar Australia, boldly led by its Kenworth flagship. But don’t go thinking Paccar’s powerbrokers are resting on laurels or aren’t looking far into the future. The way we see it, big things are brewing behind the scenes for both Kenworth and its ambitious DAF stablemate.
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Stirring times for enduring Eaton

There was a time when arguably the most common component in heavy-duty trucks was the Roadranger gearbox. But then came automation and with trailblazing technology now driving the tempo like never before, Eaton will late next year launch an entirely new automated shifter called the Endurant XD 18-speeder
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Kenworth and the Cameron connection

Among the annals of Kenworth’s Australian history, there is no greater contributor to the brand’s foundation than the late Ed Cameron. But what drove this enterprising Victorian truck operator to seek something better and in the process create the platform for such a stellar future? Perhaps the best answer is to be found in a 1984 interview long after Ed’s retirement, revealing the resolve of a man who truly believed in ‘havin’ a go’
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Breathin easier in the Bronx – Volvo VNR electric

A major beverage distributor has become the first fleet on the US East Coast to take delivery of an electric heavy-duty truck. In a powerful affirmation for the future of electric trucks, the delivery of a Volvo VNR Electric is being hailed as a vital first step in addressing poor air quality in an area with some of America’s highest rates of asthma in children
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Mettle on Metal – Volvo Australia

In normal times, the last year or two probably would have been something quite special for Volvo in Australia. A time of high achievement driven by strong sales and the optimism of smart new trucks. But ‘normal’ went into limbo as COVID led the charge to crash Volvo’s party. Still, there’s determination, there’s experience, and there are new models – all the things the Swedish maker is relying on to get back to its own ‘normal’
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Time Travel – 40 years of Freightliner

No brand in the world today better highlights the technical evolution of conventional trucks than Freightliner with its unmatched advances in the latest Cascadia. Australia has certainly played its part in Freightliner development and in this remarkable report across 40 years of trucking, STEVE BROOKS delivers a detailed history lesson before doing time behind the wheel of two trucks that truly span the technological ages.
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Time Travel – 40 years of Freightliner

No brand in the world today better highlights the technical evolution of conventional trucks than Freightliner with its unmatched advances in the latest Cascadia. Australia has certainly played its part in Freightliner development and in this remarkable report across 40 years of trucking, Owner//Driver delivers a detailed history lesson before doing time behind the wheel of two trucks that truly span the technological ages.
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