PACCAR Australia has donated a Kenworth K200 cabover truck (pictured) to help improve the health of Australians living in remote areas. The company, which builds Kenworth trucks in Bayswater, Vic, donated the prime-mover to the Heart of Australia project. It will be used to transport medical supplies to remote regions around Australia and has a 19-metre Varley Group trailer fitted out with advanced medical equipment. Introducing green truck technology is not always a money-spinner. Just ask Boulder Electric Vehicles, which has stopped producing its medium duty all-electric trucks in California and Colorado. The company says it will continue to service all of its electric trucks in service, and is not filing for bankruptcy, but is not currently planning to resume production given limited demand. The Boulder shutdown follows Smith Electric Vehicle’s decision to suspend production earlier this year. Ben Thomas has been named the 2014 Scania truck driver of the year having won the annual driver competition on the Gold Coast. The Melbourne-based driver, who pilots a tanker for Matthews Petroleum, took the honours only two years after he made his debut in the competition. Thomas won $10,000 worth of prizes. A new Hino dealer principal wants to have Australia’s most environmentally friendly truck dealership by 2015. Geelong’s Richard Furnari, who also runs a Fuso dealership, is confident his team can hit its green target. “With our new Hino dealership we’ve gone down the path of environmental sustainability; we do over 100 things specifically designed to help with continuous improvement of our performance in reducing environmental impacts,” Furnari says. “This includes using environmentally friendly printing and photocopying equipment, using solar power, driving hybrid sales cars, using VOIP phones for less power drain, and myriad measures you can read about on our environment website.” View www. greenertomorrow.com.au Iveco has recalled dual control Acco models produced between January 2009 and March 2014 because, in extreme circumstances, steering wheel movement could be inhibited. Iveco says the problem is caused by the degradation of steering system bearings . It says the problem could lead to noises coming from the steering column, the need for more steering effort from the driver as well as reduced steering wheel movement.