Graham Harsant

Western Star X-Series. Seriously Badass.

As readers of Big Rigs will have seen in the last issue, Western Star Trucks have released their X-Series range of trucks in Australia, using the term ‘Seriously Badass’ to describe them. But is this the case? We head to the RACQ Mobility Centre in Mt Cotton to see what all the fuss is about. Read More

Daimler takes centre stage at world’s biggest show

Hanover in northern Germany is home to the IAA Transportation, the biggest truck show in the world. How big? The Daimler Truck stand alone would equal 15 stands at the Brisbane Truck Show. The pavilion they are in is as big as the entire Brisbane Truck Show footprint, and there are some 27 pavilions. I walked over 13km on my first day! Read More

Must-see trucks at Shepparton shrine to industry legends

If Echuca is known as the town Where All The Rivers Run, then surely Shepparton in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley should be known as the town where All The Trucks Run. After all, one in four Victorian truck registrations are in Shepparton and surrounds. And if that’s not reason enough to have a truck museum there, then I don’t know what is.
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Life in (the middle of) the fast lane with new Actros

The list of ‘firsts’ in safety and technology from Mercedes-Benz is far too long to list here but it’s safe to say that the company has always been at the forefront in these aspects. What they produce on their cars also quickly filters through to the truck division. And so it is with my recent drive of the latest Mercedes-Benz Actros with its level 2 automation – a first in Australia. Read More