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Trucks News Wrap: Hydrogen, Millennials and Distraction
October 18, 2017 11:34 PM PDT
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This week on the Truck News Podcast we cover:

  • Toyota steps-up hydrogen fuel cell trial in the U.S.
  • Need drivers? Why not consider hiring millennials?
  • Big sales gains for MAN and Scania through 2017
  • Hundreds of Mercedes-Benz trucks recalled in Australia
  • Driver distraction to blame for many recent heavy vehicle crashes
Behind the Wheel Podcast 470
October 11, 2017 11:14 PM PDT
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The Behind the Wheel Car Podcast is bigger than Ben-Hur this week!

Livinia Nixon has just launched a new book, Henry's Pirate Adventure - she joins the boys with all the details.

Livinia also chats about her current ride, and may even spill the beans about the schenaningans that go on behind the scenes of Nine News!

Speaking of news, you'll hear about Hyundai's first baby SUV, the Kona, as well as a special edition Honda Civic and what could be the new generation Mazda3.

We’ve got reviews of the performance editions of the latest Mark 7.5 Volkswagen Golf. Pete and Chris have been driving the Volswagen Golf GTi and the Volkswagen Golf R.

Joel Helmes makes a welcome return with a great yarn about the origins of car names and their meanings.

Pete may even put to bed an urban myth about the origin of the name Mitsubishi gave to the Pajero.

Simon Lai has been driving the Hyundai i30 Premium - does it have Car of the Year potential?

Rachel Franco wants to talk tyres. She has rubber on her shopping list and some interesting thoughts on strategies to choose the right tyre for your car.

The clever folk at Bosch have come up with some brilliant tech to make towing safer and easier - we’ll find out what and how it works with Mark Jackman, Head of Vehicle Safety Systems for Robert Bosch Australia.

James Scrimshaw calls in with details on the stunning new Range Rover Velar which has just landed - and he’s got news on a new version of the Range Rover Sport that does more than 100 miles per gallon!

Get comfy and get in to this weeks edition of the Behind the Wheel Podcast…

Truck News Wrap: Accreditation, Electric and Roseneder
October 11, 2017 06:02 PM PDT
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This week on the Truck News Podcast we cover:
ATA welcomes accreditation scheme probe
First electric drive motor coach in the works
Electric drive garbage trucks about to get to work in LA
Isuzu wants tradies to choose trucks
New TruckSafe board members get to work
Three finalists for this year’s Craig Roseneder Award

Behind the Wheel Podcast 469
October 04, 2017 08:35 PM PDT
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Another enormous edition of Behind the Wheel - and there's a lot of talk about car shows...
Last week, one of Australia’s biggest motoring festivals, the Deni Ute Muster went off with a bang.
We sent Marnie to the festival to talk to some of the biggest names in Country Music - tune in to hear from Shannon Noll, Sara Storer and the girls from country supergroup, the McClymonts
Motorclassica is set to be bigger than ever when it hits the Royal Exhibiton Building in Melbourne next Weekend. Event Director Paul Mathers joins us with details on an exclusive Ferrari 70th Anniversary surprise.
Simon Lai has been driving the Hyundai i30 - does it have Car of the Year potential?
The Toyota factory closed this week - and of course, there’s an imminent closure at the Holden plant - What all that actually means for Aussie workers and did it need to happen? Dave Smith from the AMWU has some thoughts.
And Rachel Franco is keen to talk about window tinting and all those other things dealers try to sell you when you buy a new car - are they worth it? Can you get a better deal elsewhere?
And why do dealer principal's all seem to live in harbour side mansions when there's supposedly no margin in new cars?
News this week about an Nismo tuned electric car, a seven-year warranty from Holden and the next generation Rolls Royce Phantom.
You'll kick yourself if you miss this week's Behind the Wheel.

Truck News Wrap: Sales, Recall and Length
October 04, 2017 07:16 PM PDT
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This week on the Truck News Podcast we cover:
September 2017 truck sales numbers
Recall for Hino 500 Series trucks
Milwaukee Tools on offer from Isuzu Trucks
ATA calls for better customer service for truck operators
UK report says longer semi-trailers good for safety, environment

Behind the Wheel Podcast 468
September 28, 2017 05:25 AM PDT
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It’s a show jam packed full of Bathurst Champions….

Motorsport legend Alan Moffat joins us to chat about his long awaited, first ever book - Climbing the Mountain. He’ll reminisce about his childhood, his mate Peter Brock, and of course his stellar career

A bloke who’ll be lining up on the starting grid next week in attempt to become King of the Mountain for the third time, Steven Richards joins us.

In fact, you’ll hear him screaming around Tassie in a BMW M2, live from the Australian launch of the updated M2 - there’s been updates across the range of BMW’s 1 and 2 Series. CEO of BMW Australia, Mark Werner joins us with details, along with news of a raft of new models on the way from BMW

We’ll review the Subaru Levorg range - there’s been updates for 2017 - we’ll tell you what has changed in a few minutes.

Simon Lai is back - he’s been driving Suzuki Swift. Does it live up to the mega popular old car?

Rachael Franco is keen to talk about spoilers. In particular - what is the point of them?

And news on an all new Volvo SUV, a new electric car from Renault and an electric car from an unlikely company that makes vacuum cleaners.

Get your race suit on and settle in for another big edition of Behind the Wheel.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 467
September 21, 2017 03:16 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Car Podcast we get our hands on one of the most anticipated new cars to hit the market in 2017 - the Kia Stinger.
We’ll take you on a hot lap of the Wakefield Park Racetrack in the Stinger with Australian Rally Champion Cody Crocker who may or may not be related to Barry Crocker.
And we’ll catch up with Roland Revero, General Manager of Product at Kia Australia with details on how this car came about and who is likely to buy it.
There’s a great Aussie company called GoGet - you may have seen the cars in their special parking bays in capital cities around the country.
The company all started in a bedroom in a Sydney suburb - we’ll hear the story of how it started and find out about the plans for global expansion.
Joel Helmes is back to talk about his time in the stunning Lexus LC 500h. Could this be a Car of the Year Contender, or is it just the hottest looking Prius ever built?
Rachel Franco makes a welcome return with something important on her mind...she hates the way Americans say chassis. And there’s more. She’ll be on to vent.
Simon Lai will chime in with his thoughts on the topic and tell us about the Kia Rondo, a car that may or may not be a people-mover.
There's all the details on the new and beautiful Range Rover Velar, pricing details on its nemesis, the all new BMW X3 and the first ever SUV from Lamborghini.
Hit download now, you won't regret it. At least we hope not!

Truck News Wrap: Platooning, P-series and eCanter
September 26, 2017 06:00 AM PDT
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This week on the Truck News Podcast we cover:
Automated platooning trial described as a success…so far
Scania unveils new-gen P-series
Alliance Truck Parts adds new Aussie made products
Fuso eCanter takes to the U.S. roads
New A26 engine begins road-trip to International Trucks dealerships

Trucks News Wrap: Anthem, Deloitte and Laws
September 20, 2017 05:20 PM PDT
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This week on the Truck News Podcast we cover:
Mack Trucks unveils all-new Anthem
Western Star Show N Shine declared a great success
Driverless trucks not all bad news for truckies?
ATA wants to know when new truck laws will kick in
New owners for Iveco’s busiest NSW dealership

Behind the Wheel Podcast 466
September 13, 2017 04:42 PM PDT
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Another laugh fest this week as we get a Yummy Mummy on the show!
We'll hear about an all new electric car that has more to offer than you’d think and there's news from one of the biggest motor shows on the planet.
You’ve seen her on Channel Seven’s hit series Yummy Mummy’s, and now, without the weirdo from South Australia, Lorinska Merrington joins us on the show to talk the cars.
She’s had a surprising car history and is about to take delivery of something new. We’ll find out a bit about this model come law student come reality TV Star - and we'll find what it takes to be worthy of a spot in her garage.
Karla Leach, an old friend of Behind the Wheel, and now Corporate Communications manager for Nissan Australia, has just returned from Tokyo where she’s been immersed in all the ins and outs of the new Nissan LEAF.
The second generation of the electric car is coming soon and there are some really surprising features.
We’ve had a couple of cool little cars in the Behind the Wheel Garage this week. We’ve been driving Subaru XV’s - we’ll give you our opinion of the car that kind of spawned the small SUV genre.
We’ve also been getting around in the surprising Renault Megane Zen Sedan.
Joel Helmes has swapped his Nissan 370Z for a beautiful black Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport Coupe. We’ll get his thoughts.
Speaking of ladies, the stunning Rachel Franco has been through the wringer - all thanks to a recent recall.
We’ll commiserate with her, and Simon Lai is back behind the wheel of a red roofed and rather funky Kia Soul.
There's lots of news from the Frankfurt Motor Show including details on a $5 Million Hypercar from Mercedes-Benz that has an engine from the world championship winning F1 car, a new all electric SUV from Volkswagen and a portable steering wheel from Jaguar.
It's jam packed, so settle in for more cars and more laughs than you thought possible on this edition of the Behind the Wheel Car Podcast.

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