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Scania’s New $3 Billion Truck Range Takes Out Top Gong

13 Jul,2017 - Leading Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania has announced a new and improved range of heavy-duty vehicles, after spending a whopping AU$3 billion on research and development. Unveiled in Paris last year, the range has been some 10 years in the making. Improving on their existing range in terms of performance, safety and driver comfort is ...

Electric Truck-Off: Tesla vs Fuso

13 Jul,2017 - Mercedes is as well known for its luxury cars as it for its well-built workhorse truck range.  At least for those involved in the transport business, that is. Now, Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler—the world’s largest truck manufacturer—is leading the way in the future of transport: electric trucks. The third incarnation of Daimler-owned manufacturer, Fuso’s electric ...

How to Save Time, Money and Back Aches with Automatic Tensioners

30 Jun,2017 - Anyone in the logging industry will tell you, air operated load restraints have been around for quite some time. They’ve been in use in Australia since the nineties but almost exclusively for log haulage. Then came the 21st century and the age of automation. As we’ve delved deeper into the 2000s, more and more people ...

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 ...

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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