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Hino Australia has announced a new training course to ensure dealer technicians are right across the truck companies Euro 5 compliant engines and their emissions systems.

The comprehensive training course runs for two days and looks into all the inner workings of components and technologies such as the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Diesel Particulate Active Reduction (DPR) systems.

The keenly-anticipated new dual control Mercedes-Benz Econic has made its Australian debut.

Unveiled in Melbourne, Mercedes-Benz Trucks invited along representatives from some of the leaders in the Australian waste industry and showed them exactly what the new Econic was capable of.

They tell us they demonstrated the design and workmanship of the Econic and highlighted other selling-points, such as the Euro 6 rated engine, Electronic Stability Program and special low-entry cab design.

A report into alternative fuel for commercial vehicles has found CNG has remained a viable alternative to diesel, despite low diesel prices.

The BCC research was commissioned looked into the ten major alternative fuels including CNG, LNG, LPG, DME, and Biodiesel.

And researcher, Jon T. Gabrielsen, says despite the plunge in diesel prices, two of the three CNG options remained competitive, especially when produced centrally at a biogas source, such as in waste collection.

Fuso Geelong has claimed victory in the 2015 Fuso Truck and Bus Dealer of the Year awards.

Fuso Geelong took the Metropolitan Dealer of the Year award, while the Rural Dealer of the Year award was won by Murwillumbah Truck Centre.

New York has been named a Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working City of 2016.

Freightliner saying the Big Apple fuels community growth and innovation and has a remarkable relationship between investments in work trucks and thriving economies.

And there’s been a major development in the Volvo Trucks steering shaft recalls.

Not just satisfied with a safety recall, U.S. authorities have now ordered the roughly 16,000 Volvo Trucks affected off the roads until they are inspected and, if necessary, repaired.

The recalled trucks may be missing a roll pin in the steering shaft that could cause the steering shaft to disconnect from the junction block.

About Joel Helmes 1836 Articles
Joel is the founder and CEO of Heavy Vehicles. With more than 20 years experience in the media, including more than 10 years heading up the car publication - Behind the Wheel, Joel is passionate about bringing a fresh perspective to the Australian road transport industry. Prior to his media career Joel worked for a number of years as a bus, truck and delivery driver.

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