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  • Brisbane Convoy for Kids returns

    Convoy for Kids is back up and running after an absence of over 10 years. Read More...

  • Simon takes over the chairĀ 

    The chairmanship of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has been passed to David Simon, Managing director of Simon National Carriers. Read More...

  • Noise cameras for Victoria

    A new noise camera system is to be placed on the Geelong Ring Road by the Victorian government to monitor trucks in an effort to reduce excessive engine brake noise. Read More...

  • Vehicle charge increase set at 4.2%

    The National Transport Commission has recommended a 4.2% increase in heavy vehicle charges. Read More...

  • Volvo FMX released in Europe

    A new truck designed specifically for heavy-duty applications within the construction industry is to be released by Volvo. The FMX has been developed to provide the company with a more specialised product designed specifically to drop with the rigours of the task within the construction industry. The truck will be unveiled at the major Bauma construction Expo. Read More...

  • Good reception for new Ultrashift

    The recently launched Eaton Ultrashift PLUS automated transmission has been well received on the US truck market. Its reception has prompted Kenworths in the US to offer the new gearbox as an option on all of their heavy-duty trucks, according to an announcement made at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show. Read More...

  • Electric truck partnership

    In Europe, Renault Trucks, part of the Volvo group, has set up a joint venture with electric vehicle manufacturer EDF to create a light duty electric truck. The new collaboration plans to develop a truck that will be named the Renault Maxity Electric, based on the current Renault light duty truck range on sale in Europe. Read More...

  • Aerodynamic wheel covers

    A US inventor is attracting attention around the world with his simple yet effective fuel saving aerodynamic device. The Deflecktor was invented by Jon Fleck and after a prolonged trial with one of the largest transport companies in the US, Schneider National, the devices are now fitted to 1500 prime movers in the fleet. Read More...

  • Western Star unveils big banger

    A 16L engine to be fitted exclusively to Western Star trucks has been unveiled by the truck manufacturer at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The Detroit Diesel DD 16 displaces the 15.6L engine and can be rated at up to 2050ft-lb of torque and up to 600hp. Read More...

  • Some greenhouse gas benefit from biofuels

    A report by the International Food Policy Research Institute claims that using up to 5.6% of biofuels in European road transport does deliver net greenhouse gas reduction even when including a calculation of detrimental land-use effects. Read More...

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