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About Joel Helmes
Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

UK could green light longer semi-trailers

September 22, 2017 Joel Helmes

The UK has been trialling the use of longer semi-trailers and now comes a report from the nation’s Department for Transport showing there are significant benefits from using longer trailers. The ten-year trial commenced in […]

2018 Toyota HiLux upgrade confirmed

September 20, 2017 Joel Helmes

The Toyota HiLux line-up will welcome as many as eight new variants, all with auto transmissions, as part of a 2018 update of the nation’s best-selling vehicle. The big news though is the announcement that […]

CarPlan Ultra Wheel Cleaner

September 20, 2017 Joel Helmes

This week’s Car Product of the Week is CarPlan Ultra Wheel Cleaner. Today’s cars are more efficient, easier to drive and a whole lot safer than they used to be – but conversely, they’re actually […]

EV World Record for Proterra Bus

September 20, 2017 Joel Helmes

A Proterra electric bus has set a new electric vehicle world record for the longest drive on a single charge. The bus, a Catalyst E2, drove 1,772 kilometres on a single charge – smashing the […]

Nikola Two day cab variant unveiled

September 20, 2017 Joel Helmes

There’s been an update from Nikola Motor Company overnight with confirmation the start-up would soon be launching two hydrogen/electric trucks – Nikola One and Nikola Two. The previously announced Nikola One is a sleeper cab […]

Victoria Police choose BMW 5 Series

September 19, 2017 Joel Helmes

Victoria Police will be adding 80 BMW 5 Series sedans to the operation’s Highway Patrol unit. Could this be a sign of things to come? With the Holden Commodore soon going to a fully-imported model, […]

New-gen Scania P-series cab revealed

September 19, 2017 Joel Helmes

Here it is, the new-generation of the enormously successful Scania P-series. The latest chapter in the roll-out of the new-generation of Scania Trucks, the reveal follows the S-series launch last year and recent unveiling of […]

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