Often first on the scene of a crash, truckies now need to know these crucial new factors with the onset of electric power.
The Brisbane Truck Show was a watershed moment for SEA Electric. At least, for its venture into the Australian market that is.
North of the Overlander and then anywhere beyond Carnarvon, it’s easy to gaze through a wide windscreen and deep side windows and think you’re the last person rolling across the planet.
Cruising along the Eyre Highway, eying off the vastness of the Nullarbor on a Big Rigs road test is not everyone’s cup of tea. But if you’re on board the latest Mack Anthem, with its siblings in convoy, it’s as good as trucking can get.
Constant improvement to an already outstanding platform is energising the Volvo dealer network, with the new range set to come off the production line in just a few months.
A year after the torture and deprivation of Benito Mussolini’s facsist regime came to a blood-curdling end, Sardinia-based Mario Bertuzzi successfully tendered for 1,000 surplus military vehicles, planning to refurbish them and ship them to the mainland for a new life.
We’ve all driven roads where the speed limit seems ridiculously low. We’ve also driven toads that are narrow, country style feeders with soft edges and undulating twists and turns, but the speed limit remains the general 100km/h.
Late last year, the director of Mercedes-Benz Truck and Bus in Australia, Michael May, got an unexpected phone call from Italy. And it was nothing to do with a long-lost relative trying to connect.
You couldn’t get more vanilla than a base model, with a vanilla diesel engine, vanilla chassis and vanilla cab-over design. Then paint it white – like a kitchen appliance.
“Set on a high bank overlooking the fertile flats of the Murray River, Old Blythewood stands as a testament to the industry, ingenuity and flexibility of the pioneering McLarty family,” reads the National Trust website.