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Truck News Wrap: Finemore, Dana and Tesla
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August 16, 2017 07:41 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
Penske gaining traction in Sydney
Big deal between Finemore and Daimler
How to identify quality young truck drivers
Shell Rimula backs Road Transport Hall of Fame
Tesla set to debut autonomous electric truck
Accolades for Dana Inc.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 462
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August 16, 2017 03:34 PM PDT
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We’ve got a bar of Solvo handy as we roll up our sleeves this week and get dirty with another big episode of the Behind the Wheel Car Podcast.
We drive the utterly amazing Lexus LC 500 - a car that seems to draw more attention than a Kardashian! 
It's an amazing V8 tourer that is unlike any car on the road, we'll tell you what it's like to drive.
Tyson Young, one of the men behind a revolutionary new app for mechanics called Carisma, joins us with details on what it is and how it works.
Geoff Gwilym, Executive Director of the VACC has news on how independent mechanics are getting - or more likely - not getting, all the info they need about new cars from the manufacturers. 
They're part of the ACCC review that is currently underway and will put the case forward for independent specialists and dealers alike.
A clever fella called Paul Williams, the brains behind the Mobile Tyre Shop, has some thoughts on what it’s like to start a new business in the automotive world in 2017.
We’ll give you the chance to win a copy of a great book - Lonely Planet's Epic Drives of the World.
Simon Lai has been in baby mode again and has been driving the new Kia Picanto. Is it really the most feature packed micro car on the market? 
He’ll also join Rachel Franco and the guys to discuss whether or not you really should be ignoring the low fuel warning light!
And Joel calls in live from the Australian launch of the VW Golf GTI 7.5 & the latest Golf R.
You'll also get your dose of the top trending news stories from behindthewheel.com.au including info on a new BMW SUV and an even hotter Ford Focus RS
Get comfy and settle in for another big instalment of Behind the Wheel!

Behind the Wheel Podcast 461
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August 09, 2017 11:37 PM PDT
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We’ve got everything and a bit more this week on this week's edition of the Behind the Wheel Car Podcast!

In the last two years there have been over 10,000 official complaints about new cars. Delia Rickard, deputy chair of the ACCC, joins us with information on their action to help consumers get a fair deal from manufacturers when it comes to buying and servicing cars.

She's also got the latest details on the Takata Airbag Scandal.

Chris Zeiher, authour of Lonely Planet’s Epic Drives of the World, joins us with some of his favourite roads from South Africa, Canada and Australia.

There's also a story about a bear and an ostrich!

Joel Helmes has seen the new Range Rover Velar in the flesh - we’ll get his thoughts on his first look.

He’s also been hanging out with the new CEO of Audi Australia, Paul Sansom - he’ll give us the inside word on Audi’s plans here in Australia over the next few years.

Simon Lai has been getting about in the new Subaru XV. Is it any good? Simon will share his thoughts - and he’ll help us, together with Rachel Franco, fill our 12 car garage with our favourite cars under $60k - a challenge set down for us by listener Glenn.

There's a bucket load of news around this week, including details on a new Nissan 370Z, the fastest ever Jeep and details on what the car interior of the future will look like.

Don't miss a minute of this week's Behind the Wheel...

Truck News Wrap: Sales, 3D and T Pod
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August 09, 2017 10:47 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:

Big July 2017 truck sales numbers

Hyundai scores first Aussie truck sales

Mercedes-Benz now 3D printing truck parts

New solar system for Freightliner Trucks

Big Scania get-together in the UK

Einride T Pod debuts, without a driver

Behind the Wheel Podcast 460
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August 02, 2017 11:51 PM PDT
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We’ve got it all on this car podcast!
Some good news from the Queensland Government this week about electric car charging infrastructure - Behyad Jaffari, CEO of the Electric Vehicle Council of Australia, joins us with details.
Blake Vincent from Mercedes-Benz has final details on the eagerly anticipated X-Class Ute - we’ll try and find out when they’ll arrive and how much they’ll cost.
Pete and Chris have been driving the BMW 530i. It’s the same price as the 530e they talked about a couple of weeks ago - question is - which one is the best? We’ll find out.
Joel Helmes has been a busy boy - as we heard last week, he’s been in Darwin with HAVAL - this week we’ll find out what their newest SUV, the H7 is really like.
Rachel Franco is back with more madness again this week talking special edition cars - who could forget the Holden Commodore Vacationer Wagon or the Sportsgirl Barina? The guys come up with a few suggestions for 2017.
As always, the top trending news stories from behindthewheel.com.au are featured - you'll hear about the new Rolls Royce Phantom, electric Maserati's and the first cheap, mass market Tesla.
Go on, download the latest edition of Behind the Wheel - you'll be pleased you did!

Truck News Wrap: Reman, Receipts and Road Trains
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August 02, 2017 04:47 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
ATA speaks out about new ATO driver expenses rates
Isuzu launches new remanufactured engine program.
Study says mega trucks/road trains on the up
More International Trucks dealers for Australia
American Trucking Associations safety video wins award
Penske names Australia’s best Detroit technician

Behind the Wheel Podcast 459
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July 26, 2017 08:43 PM PDT
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It’s a whopper this week on the Behind the Wheel Car Podcast.

The Takata Airbag Scandal continues to drag on and it’s really hit home here in Australia in the last week.

Tens of thousands of cars are being recalled and we’ll bring you details on what you need to do, and how to find out if your car is affected.

Jaguar set a Guinness World Record by barrel rolling one of the brand-new SUV’s - the E-Pace. James Scrimshaw was there and here’s got all the info.

Joel Helmes has been back in the top end hanging with the guys from HAVAL.

Sounds like these guys have some big plans, but have run into some hurdles - we'll get the details.

Subaru have added more performance to the already brilliant WRX. David Rowley from Subaru Australia will tell us what else they’ve done to the updated ‘Rex’.

Simon Lai has been driving the 2017 Kia Cerato - we’ll find out if it still stacks up.

Justin Smith from 3AW & 2UE drops by to tell us about his new car.

We've had a great listener question from John Paul, so Pete, Chris, Rachael and Simon team up to fill a 12-car garage. Some cars you'd never expect get thrown in to the mix!

This week's Behind the Wheel - it's like a super-sized value meal - don't miss a mouthful!

Truck News Wrap: Brisbane, Stralis and CACC
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July 26, 2017 06:11 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
Volvo Trucks finds Australia’s most efficient truck drivers
Penske Power Systems new presence in Brisbane
Adaptive Cruise Control perfect for platooning
Iveco to build another Stralis variant in Australia
ATA wants TruckSafe accreditation mandatory on big construction sites

Behind the Wheel Podcast 458
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July 20, 2017 04:16 PM PDT
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This week we try and name Australia’s best Ute.
It’s a huge market, it’s massively profitable for the car companies and consumers are lapping them up, even Mercedes-Benz have entered the fray.
So what should you look for, how much should you pay and which one is best? Joel Helmes joins the guys to nut it out.
The new VW Golf is here - well, it’s almost new - it’s the Golf 7.5 and Paul Pottinger calls in to tell us what to expect.
There’s a new Audi A8 and it can drive itself while you watch TV - at least that’s what Audi have said - Shaun Cleary joins the boys to confirm or deny.
Simon Lai has been impressed by NIssan's big SUV, the Pathfinder - find out why.
Rachel Franco started her driving career in a paddock in a Subaru Brumby - she relives those days, and chats about the pitfalls of owning a ute - like all your mates ring when they're moving house - expect lots of hilarity.
Lots of news around this week - some of the top trending stories from Behind the Wheel include the most stolen car of the year, new soft top versions of the Mercedes AMG GT coming to Australia, and how much it actually costs you to find a car park.
We tackle a listener question from Kim about a used VW Tiguan.
And Pete will bring you his take on the new Holden Colorado LTZ.
All that and more on this week's Behind the Wheel.

Truck News Wrap: Tri-Tipper, ADAS, Show N Shine
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July 19, 2017 07:56 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
Isuzu brings new N-Series three-way tipper to Australia
ADAS under the microscope in the U.S.
Volvo Trucks looking for most efficient trucks drivers
Mercedes-Benz Actros recall underway
Iveco Australia sales on the up in 2017
Western Star Show N Shine organised for September
Minimizer Poly Fenders up for business award

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