Truck Transport – Deliver Journal Tue, 24 May 2022 07:00:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Truck Transport – Deliver Journal 32 32 The truck manufacturer launches a new podcast Tue, 24 May 2022 03:54:48 +0000

Volvo Group Australia has launched a new podcast series that focuses on emerging technologies, covering everything from electromobility and autonomy to sustainability and alternative fuels.

The company says the series aims to help inform and engage anyone interested in the why, what and where of our mobility future.

Entitled “Emerging Possibilities”, it is moderated by Paul Illmer, vice-president of emerging technologies; Tim Camilleri, head of e-mobility solutions; and Matt Wood, Strategic Projects and Communications Manager.

“We’re at an interesting time in history,” Illmer said. “On the one hand, we have a lot of converging technologies in areas such as engine development, safety systems and telematics. On the other hand, there is an acceleration in demand for electromobility and alternatives to the traditional heat engine.This demand for information on these emerging technologies does not always follow the supply.

He continued, “Our goal with this series is to be as independent of the brand as possible while exploring topics that may be of interest to people in the industry curious about what’s to come and how best to prepare for it.

“And we think the best way to do that is to hear from subject matter experts across the industry, not just from the Volvo Group internally.”

The 10-part series will aim to bust the myths and address the big questions around zero-emission transportation and automation.

“At the Volvo Group, we often talk about shaping the world we want to live in,” Illmer added. “So helping to drive the conversation about emissions and sustainability here in Australia is a very important part of that mission.

“At the end of the day, it’s about empowering people and arming them with the right information from the start.”

For podcast can be viewed Apple, Google and Spotify.

Can a half-ton truck only carry 1,000 pounds? Sun, 22 May 2022 11:53:37 +0000

Back when I was a kid, a rather chubby friend of my dad’s stopped by to show off his brand new “half-ton” pickup truck. I counted four doors and six seat belts and did some math. Later, I asked my dad if his friend could give five equally beefy buddies a ride, or if going over 1,000 pounds would damage his “half-ton” truck. Once my dad stopped laughing, he explained that “half-ton” is outdated slang for the lightweight class of full-size pickups: 1,000 pounds might be a half-ton, but modern half-ton trucks -ton can bear much more weight.

How much can a half-ton truck carry?

Because “half-ton” is outdated slang for the full-size, light-duty pickup class, modern “half-tons” can all haul much more than half a ton. In fact, some well-equipped light trucks can carry over a ton of payload.