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Heavy Vehicles Podcast 0103
January 17, 2018 11:01 PM PST
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This week on the Heavy Vehicles Podcast we cover:
ATA calls big shake-up of heavy vehicle truck crash investigations
Toll Group boss wants electronic monitors mandatory in Australian trucks
Tesla scores a big truck order in the Middle-East
Linfox invests again in Mercedes-Benz Trucks
Volvo boss expecting even better times for UD Trucks in 2018 and beyond

Behind the Wheel Podcast 484
January 17, 2018 04:41 PM PST
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It's the last episode of Behind the Wheel's Summer Series before an action packed return to live action next week, so we've tried to squeeze in as many of the good bits of 2017 as we can.

We revisit what was the huge task of choosing 2017's Car of the Year.

Joel Helmes takes us through the process of coming up with a winner from a long list nominations. Some brilliant cars missed out on the gong and you'll hear the chat with the winning manufacturer.

Effie Zahos, editor of Money Magazine had a bee in her bonnet about toll roads in 2017. She chatted with the boys and broke down what is now a considerable cost for a lot of Aussie motorists.

Gary Linnell, contributor to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, had been known to mock Elon Musk's ideas about the future. Seems he had a change of heart in 2017 and he chat's to Pete and Chris as to why.

We also talk car buying trends for 2018, and Joel Helmes put us Behind the Wheel of the updated version of Toyota's epic little sports car, the 86.

Behind the Wheel's Summer Series - It's your last chance to relive some of the best bits from 2017 - Don't miss it!

Heavy Vehicles Podcast 0102
January 11, 2018 04:09 PM PST
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This week on the Heavy Vehicles Podcast we cover:
Future looking good for truck trailer industry
Isuzu celebrates 2017 sales success in Australia
Toyota reveals self-driving delivery pod
ATA address lift in truck crashes in NSW
Truck sales on the up in North America

Episode 286
January 11, 2018 03:51 PM PST
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The Behind the Wheel Summer Series continues this week with a look back on the highlights and lowlights of 2017.

In 2017 we saw the end of an era with the manufacture of cars in Australia coming to an end. Holden was the last of the companies to shut up shop - we revisit the sad day with Sean Poppit from Holden.

In better news, Motorclassica made a triumphant return to the motor show scene here in Australia, curator Paul Mathers joined Pete and Chris with a rundown of some the exotic machines on display.

Lorinksa Merrington, one of the stars of the Channel 7's hit show Yummy Mummy's dropped by the studio to chat about her car history, and her Dad's love of trucks.

Chinese manufacturer, Haval, are really making an impact on the Australian motoring market although are facing some hurdles that may surprise you. Don't miss the chat with guys from Haval.

Justin Smith, known for his radio exploits on Melbourne's 3AW and Sydney's 2UE, sits in with the guys to explain his new love affair.

It's a British marque that is putting a twinkle in his eye and it's something any car lover will be able to relate to.

It might be the Summer Series, but this week's edition of Behind the Wheel is one that'll get you thinking and give you a bit of a laugh as well.

Heavy Vehicles Podcast 0101
January 03, 2018 06:54 PM PST
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This week on the Heavy Vehicles Podcast we cover:
Truck sales industry celebrates boom 2017 result
Worrying workplace death figures released in the U.S.
Shake-up of truck driver job board services
Valley Earthworks keep coming back to Isuzu
Truck owners urged to 'retread instead'
Scania enjoys good times in Australia

Behind the Wheel Podcast 482
January 03, 2018 05:34 PM PST
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Our Summer Series continues this week as Pete and Chris look back on the best bits from 2017.

There was lots of laughs when comedian Dave O'Neil dropped by for a chat about his new podcast, the Debrief. The boys also heard about Dave's first car and the wheels he lusts after these days.

James Goodwin, CEO of ANCAP, called in through the year to chat about crash tests where old cars were pitted against new cars.

The difference 20 years has made to car safety is staggering. If you drive an old car, you can't miss this

Pete and Chris are huge animal lovers and were excited to hear about a concept car from Nissan - the X-Trail for dogs.

The dog chat continues with Rachel Franco, as the guys try to come up with the best cars on the market to cart your pooch around in.

Turns out that are quite a few up to the task, ranging in price from $20,000 to $1,000,000.

So give your best mate a bone and settle in for a huge edition of Behind the Wheel.

Heavy Vehicles Podcast 0100
December 27, 2017 10:41 PM PST
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This week on the Heavy Vehicles Podcast we cover:

  • Geely takes big stake in AB Volvo
  • Uber Freight adds new features to app
  • Another large order for Tesla Truck
  • Volvo solves unique solution for pallet hauling service
  • What makes a good truck stop?
  • CNG-powered Iveco buses get to work in Paris
Behind the Wheel Podcast 481
December 27, 2017 08:15 PM PST
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It's the very last Behind the Wheel Podcast ever...well, for 2017! We'll be back bigger and better than ever in the new year.

In the meantime, sit back and enjoy some of the very best bits during our Summer Series.

The biggest launch of the year was arguably from the South Korean brand, Kia. The wraps came off the much anticipated Kia Stinger, and we were at the Australian Launch at Wakefield Park Raceway in Canberra.

Australian Rally legend Cody Crocker took us on a hot lap, it's a ride you won't forget in a hurry.

We also chat to some of the head honchos of Kia to hear how they prepared it for the Aussie market.

Motor racing legend Allan Moffat joined us in the studio earlier in the year to talk about his first ever book, Climbing the Mountain. It's a fascinating chat that you can't miss.

We also listen back to some startling claims from the Australian Automobile Association in regard to fuel consumption figures. If you're in the market for a new car - you need to hear this.

And to finish off our last show of the year, we'll bring you all the details of the first ever Ute from Mercedes Benz - the X-Class.

So pour yourself a cold one, sit back and enjoy this edition of Behind the Wheel...

Behind the Wheel Podcast 480
December 20, 2017 10:04 PM PST
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Happy Christmas from all of us here at Behind the Wheel! We hope Santa makes it to your house with some extra special treats - like some of the cars we'll talk about on this weeks show...

As our Summer Series continues, Pete and Chris look back at some of the best bits of 2017, including a hot lap in an updated BMW M2 with Aussie motor racing legend Steven Richards.

We also catch up with the big boss of BMW Australia, Marc Werner, and get his thoughts on what is ahead for BMW in 2018.

We also investigate Elon Musk's latest exploit - The Boring Company.

He has plans to build a network of tunnels under one of the most earth quake prone cities on earth - Los Angles. We talk to a tunnel expert to ask "Is Elon Musk barking mad?"

We chat to Paul from Volkswagen to get the lowdown on one of the finalists for 2017's Car of the Year, the Golf 7.5.

David Rowley from Subaru gives us all the detail on this years edition of the Subaru Outback, and gives us a hint on when we can expect the next WRX.

James Scrimshaw revealed the Range Rover Velar, and we chat about a four-cylinder Jaguar F-Type and the convertible Range Rover Evoque.

Join the fun of Behind the Wheel's Summer Series - it's a hoot!

Heavy Vehicles Podcast 0099
December 20, 2017 09:04 PM PST
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This week on the Heavy Vehicles Podcast we cover:

  • Calls for truck drivers and owners to use commonsense these holidays
  • Things looking up for Navistar heading into 2018
  • UPS makes biggest investment in Tesla Truck yet
  • ATA welcomes Barnaby Joyce appointment
  • Wabco takes stake in Nikola Motor Company
  • ELDs continue to divide opinion in the U.S.
  • Fuso eCanter now available in Europe



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