Staff Writer

The Fifth Element

Efficiency and ease of operation remain primary considerations for heavy vehicle operators whose tasks are many and enduring in a society so currently reliant on their safe arrivals and departures. Read more

Scott’s Honour

Possibly the only Federal parliamentarian to hold a current MC licence, Scott Buchholz should be well-qualified for his Ministerial roles Read more

Loan Rangers

The start of 2020, the 41st year of business for PACCAR Financial, has been unlike anything else the industry has seen before. Bushfires, floods and the COVID-19 crisis have brought about unprecedented disruptions to the supply chain. Read more

Taking it to the Streets

Following his distinguished 22-year career in the Australian military, John Gilbert OAM spent the next decade using his skills and experience in a number of roles with registered training organisations and as the member services officer at the Victorian Transport Association (VTA). Read more

The new Hino 300 launches

The new 2020 Hino 300 Series range of light-duty trucks launched this week offer torque, efficiency and power according to the Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer. Read more

Both Sides of the Story

Speaking at the ATA’s Technical and Maintenance Conference in Melbourne late last year specialist safety officer at Rail Projects Victoria, Bronwyn Hayden explained the multi-layered approach which has been taken by the management of Melbourne’s massive Metro Tunnel project to improve the mutual safety of truck operators and the public. Read more

Shogun Emergency Brake Assist

Fuso Shogun comes standard with Active Emergency Brake Assist, an advanced safety system that will activate in 3 stages to minimise potential impact with objects and pedestrians in lieu of driver inputs. Read more

Volvo unveils truck tower

In a widely seen promotional video, Volvo has stacked the four vehicles on top of each other in a truck tower which is reportedly real to introduce new versions of four heavy-duty trucks geared around improvements to safety, productivity and in-cab comforts and technology.

The models include the FH, FH16, FM and FMX which represent two thirds of deliveries performed by Volvo Trucks.

The FM and FMX receive new cabs with improved visibility and larger interiors increased by one cubic metre to provide drivers with more working room.