Truck Industry News

Barkly Highway

Barkly Highway heavy vehicle limits to be lifted

Two-way directional traffic flow across the Barkly Highway will be restored without time limits for heavy vehicles with a 13-axle …
ATA

Rail union responds to ATA’s level crossing call

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) has penned a response to the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) call for improvements …
Barkly Highway

Barkly Highway heavy vehicle limits to be lifted

Two-way directional traffic flow across the Barkly Highway will be restored without time limits for heavy vehicles with a 13-axle …
Bruce Highway

Multi-million dollar Bruce Highway upgrades complete

A $662.5 million combined federal and Queensland government project to upgrade and expand the Bruce Highway is now complete. More …
Kimberley

WA government responds to ‘devastating’ Kimberley weather with funding package

The Western Australian government is announcing a major funding package designed to boost the resilience of roads, ports and infrastructure …
ATA

ATA pushes for level crossing safety change

ATA chair David Smith is calling on rail regulators to making regional level crossings safer in a comprehensive response released …
Rozelle Interchange

Rozelle Interchange committee hearings begin this week

The next step into the reaction to the opening of the Rozelle Interchange is underway, with hearings for the New …

Truck Product News

MAN

MAN looks to overseas hydrogen investment

MAN Truck and Bus is investing into the hydrogen space, with plans to launch a series of hydrogen powered trucks …
Western Star

Penske issues recall for hundreds of Western Star models

Penske Australia is recalling 410 trucks in the Western Star line due to a manufacturing issue. Models affected are all …
JJ Richards

JJ’s Waste and Recycling eyes off zero emissions in new ACT contract

Waste collection company JJ Richards and Sons has signed a new contract with the ACT government, with a focus on …

Cool climate stifles electric dreams

Volvo Trucks spearheaded production of electric trucks in 2019 and it wasn’t long before some high profile operations were joining …

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Scania P320 voted OwnerDriver Truck of the Year

Scania P320
The sun was not quite up when OwnerDriver caught up with McCarthy Trucking’s Tim McCarthy at BP Officer Outbound, on …

Agitating for excellence in a Kenworth T360

  This stunning Kenworth T360 can be found trudging in and out of muddy, messy Melbourne worksites five to six …

Western Star 48X hits the spot

  Rafe Cornwall grew up surrounded by trees, trucks and chainsaws. His first four years of existence were spent on …

Features

‘Oresome’ Swedes at home in the Arctic

It’s not easy jamming history into a nutshell but it seems that sometime in the thousand-year span of the Middle …

Tangerine dream Mack machine

Welcome to my very first trucking short story. This is a bit of a challenge for me as my natural …

Volvo shows off muscle and 780hp might

Loading the player... Video: Volvo Trucks/Greg Bush As you’d expect from someone inhabiting the executive stratosphere, Roger Alm is a …
Breaking down barriers on the pitch and on the road

Breaking down barriers on the pitch and on the road

Having to live a double life is an unfortunate reality for many female athletes in Australia. Some seasons don’t run …

Technology

Conventional conjuring from The Netherlands

DAF flexes muscle

AVAS

AVAS mandate planned for 2025

HVIA calls on NHVR to delay VSB6 update

Iveco set to test autonomous driving technology

Mineral resources

Truck Reviews

Benz sets a charge with eActros

Loading the player... Video: Daimler Truck Australia Pacific/Greg Bush Like their counterparts at Volvo Group Australia, and probably most other …
Volvo

Volvo zaps the Gap

Loading the player... Video: Volvo Trucks Australia/Greg Bush It was a straightforward question by Volvo Group Australia’s e-mobility manager Tim …

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