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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 ...

Self-Navigating Cargo Ships Are Coming

04 Jul,2017 - We are constantly hearing how the Internet of Things is creating both opportunities and risks for modern industries and individuals alike. The potential for the IoT to help automate the workforce and increase profits is only one side of the coin, however. Safety and efficiency of rapidly-dwindling resources is another key element to the automation ...

End of the road for Richardson Bros Transport

10 May,2018 - Respected transport company Richardson Bros will wind up 30 years of carting livestock next month, sending all its trucks and crates to auction with Ritchie Bros. Owner Tony Richardson said he still has a passion for trucks but, after decades on the road and glued to his phone, it was time to concentrate on family and ...

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