Freightliner Racing has revealed a new-look Commodore Supercar and Coronado prime mover that will haul it to each race. The Albury-based team has replaced its Freightliner Argosy cabover prime mover with a Freightliner Coronado 114, a model with a set-forward front axle that can haul a 34-pallet B-double trailer set.
Waikato Expressway users will have a minor diversion near Gordonton Road at Taupiri for up to three weeks from 8pm Sunday 19 February, while preliminary work at the interchange for the Huntly section is carried out.
Following the presentation of the Urban eTruck with 25 t perm. GVW and a range of up to 200 km at the International Commercial Vehicle Show in 2016, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will deliver the first vehicles to customers this year. Stefan Buchner, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks worldwide, said the customer reaction following the show was outstanding.
Nikola Motor Company has appointed Jonathan Spira to its executive management team as chief financial officer (CFO). Spira joins Nikola Motor at a time when the company is expanding rapidly and initiating its next round of funding in its plan to bring the first-ever zero emissions long-haul class 8 truck to market.
MaxiTRANS, Australia and New Zealand’s largest supplier of road transport trailing equipment solutions, has appointed transport and manufacturing executive, Dean Jenkins, as the company’s managing director and chief executive officer, effective 1 March. MaxiTRANS chairman Robert Wylie said the board was delighted to appoint a senior international executive of Jenkins’ calibre and experience to the role.
Two new Bailey bridges have been installed alongside permanent one-way bridges at Upper Buller and Homestead Creek west of St Arnaud, allowing traffic to flow safely in both directions at all times. This will eliminate delays from waiting to use the single-lane bridges at these two locations, keeping all traffic moving.