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Daimler Truck head of truck technology Andreas Gorbach

Mercedes-Benz has been making headlines recently. First, its GenH2 prototype – approved for public road use – completed the #HydrogenRecordRun, where it covered 1047km using just one fill of liquid hydrogen. Soon after, an eActros 600 prototype took the spotlight, travelling over 1000km with only a single intermediate charge. Daimler has since confirmed that the Continue reading Mercedes-Benz pushes the range envelope with hydrogen and electric trucks

Rather than a separate small diesel engine to power the refrigeration unit, Carrier Transicold’s latest ‘engineless’ 40XR and 50XR direct-drive truck refrigeration units rely entirely on power generated by the truck’s engine. These XR models operate on a split system basis with the refrigerant compressor installed within the engine compartment, a slimline evaporator fixed to Continue reading Carrier Transicold’s new ‘engineless’ reefer

Cement Australia has been awarded a grant from the $5 million Commercial Sector Innovation Fund (CSIF) to lease 24 batteries and equip six diesel prime movers in its Melbourne fleet with electric drivetrains and batteries, giving them a range of more than 200 kilometres on a single charge. The company has been pioneering the use Continue reading More electric trucks for Cement Australia

Sea Electric/MEVCO HiLux EV

This year’s Brisbane Truck Show featured record numbers of electric, hydrogen and hybrid commercial vehicles on display, from utes to road trains and everything in between. It was also the largest transport industry event in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 40,000 visitors during the four-day extravaganza, including a strong showing from overseas executives representing Continue reading Brisbane Truck Show uncovers huge clean transport shift, from utes to road trains

After a tough 2021 due to multiple COVID restrictions, 2023 promises to be business as usual at the Brisbane Truck Show (BTS). Longstanding exhibitors are eager to return and showcase their new developments at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 18th until Sunday 21st of May. Plenty of manufacturers, driven by record demand, Continue reading Electrifying 2023 Brisbane Truck Show line-up looms

The Volvo Group Australia factory in Brisbane will begin producing all-electric trucks in 2027. In preparation, the Queensland state government has issued permits for two battery-electric Volvo heavy trucks to undergo local trials as the models in question exceed Australia’s 2.5-metre width restriction by 2.5cm. Although it may be possible for locally-built electric Volvo trucks Continue reading Volvo to make electric trucks in QLD

EUROPEAN logistics company ECS has equipped 76 refrigerated trailers with a solar panel system that reduces the annual fuel consumption of each trailer by 1000 litres. Such reductions in fuel use are estimated to cut the CO2 emissions of the reefer fleet by at least 2000 tonnes in ten years, minimising the environmental impact of Continue reading Thermo King solar panel system cuts costs and emissions

In 2019, more than 25 per cent of heavy vehicles on Queensland roads were reported to be over 20 years old. Such vehicles are often more polluting, less safe, less reliable and more expensive to run than newer alternatives. The ongoing operation of these older vehicles poses myriad problems and doesn’t align with the increasing Continue reading Research explores ways to reduce environmental, social and financial impacts of older trucks

I don’t know about you, but the last place I expected to see R1234yf show up was under the bonnet of a Chinese-made electric van. The Skywell EC11, imported by Brisbane-based EV Automotive, is a medium wheelbase mid-roof van with a design that has shades of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Renault Master and Ford Transit. Unlike those Continue reading Brisbane truck show debuts Include several electrified trucks, vans, minibuses and R1234yf