Transport & Trucking Australia

October/November 2021

Transport & Trucking presents the latest product, technology and industry trends in the transport and trucking sector, with road tests, company profiles, new technologies, especially zero emission power trains. Transport & Trucking travels across Australia and the world to bring a perspective on how to operate a safer, more efficient and more profitable transport sector with our highly experienced editorial team chasing down the latest news and reviews in an industry that is racing ahead at a rapidly increasing pace.

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4 min
we need safer trucks

With all the attention focussed on public health orders, Covid dangers and lockdowns around the nation, it struck us here at TTA that perhaps some focus had come off the matter of truck safety on our roads, and in particular, the safety of truck drivers on our roads. We live in an environment of falling road fatalities, which has been a trend we have seen over the last 50 or so years, that’s seen the road toll plummet from a high of 3789 in 1970 to a national total of 1093 in 2020. That is a 71 per cent reduction, but that is deceptive, because of course population numbers have climbed in the other direction. In 1970 the fatality rate equated to 30.4 deaths per 100,000 people with a national population of…

3 min
return to senders – aussie post first to take up fuso ecanters

ALL THE LATEST NEWS AND VIEWS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE AUS POST GETS ECANTERS / SHAKE UP AT IVECO/ 500HP PLUS FOR SHOGUN /HINO-ALLISON E AXLE TIE UP “DAIMLER TRUCKS IS A GOOD CHOICE FOR AUSTRALIA POST IN THE FLEET SPACE WITH A LARGE NETWORK AND FOCUS ON SAFETY” AS WE HAVE PREDICTED in our road test of the new Fuso eCanter in this issue, Fuso’s recently launched electric truck will be taken up in the initial stages of its time on the Australian market, by the big image conscious fleets, with a desire to be seen as an organisation taking a stance against emissions, and who have the resources to pay a premium and to install charging equipment. That being the case, it was no surprise that Daimler Trucks announced that Australia…

2 min
may day – iveco boss announces management shakeup

THE LATEST APPOINTMENTS took effect immediately across sales, aftersales, product development and marketing, and will assist the company to reposition itself in the lead-up to several exciting new model releases, whilst placing a renewed emphasis on customer support and the transition to zero emissions. Current Head of Sales – Truck and Van, Glen Dyer, has also assumed responsibility for the Bus and Special Vehicles portfolio. Glen Dyer joined Iveco earlier this year from Mercedes Benz vans where he has extensive senior experience in the commercial vehicle industry. Iveco’s former head of Legal Counsel, Marot Baker has been appointed to the newly created position of head of customer services. Ms. Baker joined Iveco in 2016 and the company says she has a substantial understanding of the business and the needs of customers. Current Iveco…

3 min
iveco sets course for sustainable transport

ALL THE LATEST NEWS AND VIEWS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE AUS POST GETS ECANTERS / SHAKE UP AT IVECO / 500HP PLUS FOR SHOGUN / HINO-ALLISON E AXLE TIE UP IVECO HAS SAID that the decision to appoint a dedicated resource to enable the transition is part of a broader global initiative, and has resulted in long-time senior Iveco product manager, Marco Quaranta, taking on the role of strategic projects and industry relations manager with a focus on propulsion. In the new position, Marco Quaranta will be heavily involved in setting up the necessary internal infrastructure and associated support systems to back Iveco’s future alternative fuel ambitions according to the company. Iveco says that Quaranta will also act as a resource for customers who are looking to take their first steps in reducing…

2 min
fuso goes 500 plus with shogun

ALL THE LATEST NEWS AND VIEWS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE AUS POST GETS ECANTERS / SHAKE UP AT IVECO / 500HP PLUS FOR SHOGUN / HINO-ALLISON E AXLE TIE UP FUSO’S NEWEST heavy hitter is coming to Australia with Daimler’s Japanese brand set to debut a 510hp version of its flagship Shogun, joining Japanese market leader Isuzu in the 500hp club, a factor that is sure to put the pressure on Hino to match its Japanese counterparts. The new 13 litre Fuso Shogun is set to arrive in Australia next month boasting 510hp and 2500Nm thanks to its use of the Daimler family 13 litre and Fuso tells us that it will be the best performing Japanese truck in Australia with a big torque advantage. In fact the new Shogun 510 will boast 245…

1 min
lazer lamps rounds out the bar

AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING company, Lazer Lamps, has announced it is breaking out of the bar, the light bar that is, by launching its first every round LED light, to augment its extensive range of advanced LED light bars. Since the company was started back in 2010 Lazer has produced light bars exclusively, capturing a strong market share across all sectors with innovative designs and superior performance and on the back of success in motor sport, particularly with the Toyota Gazoo Racing Le Mans team, which used Lazer to win the famous 24 hour race last weekend in France. The new Lazer Sentinel is the first foray into producing a ‘conventional’ round lamp combine distinctive high-end product design, with superior lighting performance and build quality. The Lazer Sentinel is a range of 9“ round…