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Paccar’s “in-house” powered Kenworth surfaces down under

Paccar’s “in-house” powered Kenworth surfaces down under

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON expands on recent speculation over Paccar’s Australian strategy, takes a literal stroll around the Brisbane Truck Show, and updates joint venture developments on the European van scene.

 
Renault reinvents its truck line-up

Renault reinvents its truck line-up

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON walks through Renault Trucks’ comprehensive Euro-6 range reinvention, finding an unexpected Nissan connection, and details some advanced technology solutions from transmission suppliers

 

 
Ford Cargo: the Chinese connection!

Ford Cargo: the Chinese connection!

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON digs out an intriguing new Chinese twist to Ford’s re-awakened commercial vehicle activities, wraps up Volvo’s recent European launch programme and reports on a history-reversing GM/Nissan co-operation.

 
New Mercs just keep coming!

New Mercs just keep coming!

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON is surprised by the extent of Mercedes-Benz’s new model programme, reports on the initial launch of GAZ’s new van range, looks at the second generation Canter Eco Hybrid, and details the latest developments relating to Caterpillar trucks in Australia.

 

   
Scania streamlines for Euro-6

Scania streamlines for Euro-6

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON examines Scania’s latest Euro-6-compliant G and R Series trucks, looks at Volvo’s new FM series plus some other new developments from that group, and trawls through Paccar’s latest offerings to the United States’ and European markets.


 
Isuzu eight-leggers agitate in Australia …

Isuzu eight-leggers agitate in Australia …

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON looks at some very interesting new multi-axle Isuzu extra-heavies that have appeared in Australia, picks up early news of Mercedes-Benz’s new Atego cruiserweight,  further expands the Arocs story from the last issue and reports on the Fiat Ducato’s imminent entry to the US van market with RAM branding.

 

 
Rocks for Arocs!

Rocks for Arocs!

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON examines the third new member of Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty truck family, and is surprised by the choice of name; looks at two more interesting developments from Ford’s increasingly important commercial side; ponders on the happenings at Navistar International; and digs into corporate developments at Volvo that promise to rewrite the global pecking order.

   
Cummins-powered Internationals are a go

Cummins-powered Internationals are a go

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON updates the Stateside engine supply situation at Navistar International, reports on a lukewarm press response to JAC trucks Down Under, and provides details of some new Tata models recently launched in India.

 

 
Iveco’s new Stralis Hi-Way  is the 2013 International Truck of the Year.

New Stralis is the Truck of the Year!

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON takes a look at Iveco’s new Stralis Hi-Way, recently named as the 2013 International Truck of the Year, ponders on the potential of DAF’s XF105 to usurp Kenworth’s long-running domination of the Aussie “heavy” segment, and notes progress in the Chinese engine joint venture entered into between Navistar and JAC.

 
Volvo pioneers independence

Volvo pioneers independence

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON details the technical side of Volvo’s new FH flagship (wondering why its pioneering independent front suspension hasn’t appeared on heavy trucks before), comments on seemingly contradictory van intentions from Volkswagen and Daimler, and expands the Ford Transit story

   
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