Drive down any suburban road in Australia and I’ll give you 10 to 1 on passing a Japanese truck.
The Volvo FL Electric has undergone new on-road testing to see how fast charging and extreme heat can affect its range, battery charging and vehicle performance.
Safer-cleaner-connected is the marketing catchphrase for Hino’s all new 700-series.
Big Rigs set about testing these claims by taking a 700-series FS 2848 truck and dog trailer combination loaded with sandstone for a spin from Hino’s Sydney headquarters down to the Illawarra region south of Sydney via the arduous Mt. Ousley. Read more
Seven hundred and seventy. It’s a big number when we’re talking horsepower out of a truck diesel engine. In fact, it’s the biggest number in the road-trucking world at the moment and it belongs to Scania.
Big Rigs was thrown the keys to a Hino 700-series FR 2632 for a 220km test drive on the south side of Sydney.
Fuso Trucks has amped up the race to full electric mobility with the recent release of the 100 per cent electric drive eCanter 1.1, lauded as Australia’s first commercially available, production electric truck.
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.
In what may send ripples of concern through the sales departments of Japanese truck manufacturers, Scania’s offering the smaller displacement DC07 engine option to complement the existing DC09, five-cylinder, throughout the P-series range.
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.
Scania recently released the uprated output version of the brand’s proven 13-litre, DC 13 166 in-line six-cylinder engine. Read more