The Year in Review: The Best of 2016 So Far

With June coming to a close, Trade Trucks looks back at the best stories from the past six months

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The year is half-way through and we’re already getting a little nostalgic. So, we thought we would look back at the ten stories you, the readers, liked the most.

From video features to operator profiles, from truck launches to truck reviews, from events news to product news, this list covers the best of the best.

Missed something at the time? Now is the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest and greatest from the transport industry.  

Take a scroll down memory lane...



Highway 31

Highway 31: A journey down the Old Hume

How far has trucking technology come? In our latest on-road duel, Highway 31, Matt Wood and Steve Brooks will find out by taking a survivor from the 70’s, a 1975 White 4000, and its modern-day incarnation, a brand-new Detroit powered Western Star 4900FX, on a ride up Razor Back, through the Hole in the Wall and over Bendooley Hill, among other old highway landmarks.


Isuzu F Series

Isuzu launches 2016 F-Series truck range

2016 F-Series. The Japanese truck maker has revealed a new medium-duty line-up with a fresh engine range, interior, and transmission option.



Steeped in history: The Cleary Bros story

Steve Brooks reports. In a throw-away world where today’s latest is quickly tomorrow’s trash, Cleary Bros takes a different tack, and have done so for a long time.


Old Hume

Boss of the old Hume: Roger Marchetti

Classic truck run. Roger Marchetti, co-organiser of the Crawlin’ the Hume classic truck run, tells Tamara Whitsed about the S1974 White Road Boss he hopes to restore.


Mack Sleeper

Mack Super-Liner 685 with 60-inch Sleeper review

New 60-inch bunk. Sitting behind a 685hp Mack Super-Liner hauling roadtrain double in western Queensland, Steve Brooks puts it, and its new 60-inch sleeper, to the test.



Ute Shootout: Reviewing the eight best dual cab 4x4 utes

The good, the not so good, and the ugly. We assemble eight of the country’s best dual cab 4x4 utes for 3 days of good old fashioned mud bashing, off-roading and circle work.



Taking a drive with Brad Jones Racings Freightliner Argosy

V8 Supercars Championship. Matt Wood grabbed the chance to take the Brad Jones Racing team truck for a test.


Nikola One

Nikola Motor Company launches 6x6 electric truck

A 6x6 electric truck. New truck company unveils on-highway truck with 2,000hp and almost zero emissions in the US.


Volvo FH16

New Volvo Trucks challenge: FH16 vs 750-tonnes

New stunt. A Volvo video puts a production FH16 against a 750-tonne, 40-trailer haul.


Calendar 2016

Australian Truck Show Calendar 2016

What will we see this year? Look no further for a comprehensive list of truck shows in Australia for 2016.

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