Truck Industry News

Queensland government begins construction on Second Bruce

The Queensland road freight network is about to explode as works on the Second Bruce get underway.

NatRoad calls for greater transport funding

Industry association NatRoad says the Clean Transport Fund figures add up, claiming the proposed $3.5 billion cost as “reasonable and …

Queensland government begins construction on Second Bruce

The Queensland road freight network is about to explode as works on the Second Bruce get underway.

TWU leads ‘united front’ against reform delay

OwnerDriver speaks to TWU national secretary Michael Kaine after the transport industry's convoys across the country.

Scania outlines green purchasing requirements to suppliers

The vehicle manufacturer is taking the next step in its move towards zero emissions operations.

Penske and DEUTZ partnership comes to a close

Long-time partners Penske and DEUTZ have ended their working agreement.

WA issues expressions of interest for Tonkin Highway

The WA government says the new road investments will change the state's transport infrastructure.

Truck Product News

MAN earns prestigious Truck Innovation Award

MAN has been rewarded for its innovative work with a prestigious award.

Renault starts heavy vehicle production for electric trucks

Renault has started production of its new heavy duty electric trucks.

Volvo FH claims International Truck of the Year

Volvo Trucks has claimed the prestigious International Truck of the Year Award.

ARVA Freight adds large Scania order to fleet

Freight and warehousing company ARVA Freight is ecstatic to welcome its new Scanias into the fleet.

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Truck of the Month

Crème de la crème – Western Star 6900 Constellation

NOVEMBER TRUCK OF THE MONTH: The Western Star brand is no stranger to the Land Transport fleet, but the company’s blue 6900 Constellation known as ‘Sunrise Ruby’ well and truly stands out from the crowd. Warren Aitken chats with the Land family before following driver Ken Coupe for the long run across ‘the paddock’.

Auto Scania ticks all boxes

OCTOBER TRUCK OF THE MONTH: Owner-driver Tim McCarthy followed his grandfather and father into trucking, with a couple of detours along the way. With a commitment to family and hard work, Tim’s choice of a Scania P320 has proven to be a godsend

Back to work in a Diamond Reo

SEPTEMBER TRUCK OF THE MONTH: Memories of a Diamond Reo leaving his 185hp ACCO in its wake came flooding back 50 years later when Norm Bransgrove discovered the 1969 classic was up for sale. Now it's back earning a dollar


T909 a bonneted beauty

T909 a bonneted beauty

The Kenworth T909 is still one of Australia’s favourite trucks for its performance and presentation. It is also the literal …

QTA says rising costs show need for congestion tax

Owner Driver speaks to QTA CEO Gary Mahon about Queensland's proposed company taxes amidst rising congestion on the roads.

WA industry program opening the door for new truckies

Owner Driver speaks to Western Roads Federation CEO Cam Dumesny about the success of a government-backed training program.

Life in the Scania Lane

Noel Lane started out with a Ford LTL-9000 in 1989. Now he’s up to truck number 100, the latest addition a new extended cab R-Series Scania.


Safety first with new Scania dashboard

Super single tyres receive regulator’s tick

New solar Scania soaks up sun

Behind the virtual wheel

MyTrucking profile: Morris Transport

Truck Reviews

Iveco does the job Daily

While Japanese manufacturers are taking a big slice of the light, cab chassis market, Iveco’s updated Daily range is turning heads with, not only its smart appearance, but a host of safety and intuitive features to make the daily grind a whole lot easier

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.

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

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

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