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PACCAR to produce Australia’s First Locally Assembled DAF Trucks

19 Sep,2018 - A historical moment in the Australian Trucking and Transport industry, PACCAR Australia has recently rolled of the first locally assembled DAF Truck from their assembly line in Bayswater, Victoria. Managing director, Andrew Hadjikakou, has officially presented the first locally produced DAF CF85 prime mover to long-term customer and supporter of DAF Trucks Australia, Cahill Transport. ...

Meanwhile…in Australia: Electric Trucks are Already a Thing

14 Jul,2017 - Just as we here at Machines4u are singing the praises of Fuso, Tesla and Ford for their innovations into electric commercial vehicles, Australian firm SEA Electric already have skin in the game. Delivering nine fully-electric vehicles to King Transport today, SEA is leading the way in electric transport in Australia and showing the rest of the ...

TATRA 8X8 Trucks: an Unstoppable Beast for the Toughest Terrains

06 Jul,2017 - Driving up muddy hills and back down them. Navigating through giant pools of sludge. Dropping over sheer 15-foot ledges, and then driving backwards up them again. Is there anything the TATRA 8X8 Truck can’t do? TATRA have been on the automotive scene since 1850, where they began manufacturing vehicles in what was then Czechoslovakia. Originally ...

How to Use Your Tyres as an Energy Source

27 Jun,2017 - Ever been a few beers deep at the pub and started wondering: “why don’t they rig up gyms and playgrounds to generate electricity from all that movement?” Well, scientists have been onto this concept for a while and have been developing an array of technology capable of ‘soaking up’ all the errant energy we produce ...

Trucking without Fatigue: The Driverless Future of Transport

24 Jun,2017 - The future is now. And it looks like a Pixar movie. At least the Mercedes version does anyway. While their Future Truck 2025 looks like a CGI imagining of trucks from the far off future, the model is real and operational. It’s pretty much just waiting for infrastructure—and the rest of the world—to catch up. ...

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