the war between caravans and trucks

The War Between Caravans and Trucks

It has been going on for sometime, but the war between caravans and trucks seems to be continuing, as it always has. However there is some light at the end of the tunnel, there is an initiative being organised by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the Caravanning Industry Association of Australia to try and improve relations between the two competing groups. Read more

a trucking time machine

A Trucking Time Machine

It’s amazing how experiencing an older truck will take you back into trucking history and this Bedford TK truly is a trucking time machine. Recalling the seventies and eighties, the discomfort, the poor design, non-existent ergonomics and low power engines reminds us just how far we have come in the intervening years. Read more

truckies talk about trucking life

Truckies Talk About Trucking Life

Here is a great video commissioned by the Atlantic Monthly magazine where truckies talk about trucking life, its up and downs and ongoing issues. Admittedly, this is in the US, but if you asked the same questions in lonely truck stops across Australia you would get a similar set of answers. Read more

new heavy duty brand in town

New Heavy Duty Brand in Town

There’s a new heavy duty brand in town and from a new source country, South Korea. On first impressions, people might be surprised by the sophistication of the new Hyundai Xcient prime mover which has recently arrived from South Korea. Read more

18 Speed Roadranger versus Ultrashift Plus

18 Speed Roadranger Versus Ultrashift Plus

If you want a heated discussion, then one of the subjects which will provoke the most heat would be comparing two products from the USA, the 18 Speed Roadranger versus Ultrashift Plus. The two sides to this story represent two strong ways of thinking about the trucking industry. Read more

a safety solution waiting, waiting and waiting

A Safety Solution Waiting, Waiting and Waiting

Here we see a supreme example of a safety solution waiting, waiting and waiting to get adopted, but the wheels of progress grind exceedingly slow. This video was made back in 2016, but this is still the only working example of such a system in Australia.  Read more

the big boys get involved in electric trucks

The Big Boys Get Involved in Electric Trucks

The recently announced collaboration between Samsung and Volvo Trucks see the big boys get involved in electric trucks technology. This move adds to the momentum of the development of electric trucks and suggests they will be with us sooner than you think. Read more

using variable torque to save fuel

Using Variable Torque to Save Fuel

The latest global release from Volvo sees the Swedish truck maker using variable torque to save fuel. Volvo says it is introducing new functions that help drivers save fuel even when cruise control is not activated. The company claims the launch of upgraded D13 diesel engines, together with the new software, enables fuel savings of up to three per cent.  Read more