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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