Author Archives: 5dmin

Muscle Power

Betts Bower Haulage Group takes the heavyweight option In just six years of operation, Singleton NSW-based Betts Bower Haulage Group has established a solid reputation as being the heavy-haulage operator with the right equipment and the expertise to handle the big jobs in road transport. With 17 prime movers and upwards of 40 specialist trailers, the core of the business ...

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Cummins delivers the 5000th ISXe5 in the South Pacific

It’s the largest selling heavy-duty truck engine in the South Pacific and Cummins South pacific is celebrating the supply of the 5000th Cummins ISXe5 engine to Rocky’s Own Transport, of Rockhampton, Queensland. “The ISXe5 represents Cummins’ most successful ever introduction of a new heavy-duty truck engine in the South Pacific,” says Mike Fowler, director of automotive business for Cummins South ...

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Alexandra Truck Show

Alexandra hosts over 100 truck of all descriptions, log trucks, tippers, vintage and tow trucks.  There are over 200 Ute on display, including B&S utes, working utes, town utes, and chicks utes.  There are 30 hot rods on display plus timber harvesting machinery.  The second biggest wood chop event in the state with over 50 axe men and a great ...

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Peterbilt 388 belonging to John Palmer

John Palmer achieved a lifetime ambition when he took delivery of his Peterbilt 388 Short Bonnet . John is the proud owner of a custom built, short bonnet Peterbilt 388, recently delivered by Truckworks. Having started from a blank spec sheet, John spent a lot of time getting things right, and making sure the big tractor would be legal under ...

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The President II- Justin Booth Transport

For Justin Booth Transport, it takes a full family commitment to run a successful business. Anyone living around Kempsey in NSW would be familiar with the bright yellow trucks of Justin Booth Transport. The immaculately presented fleet represents strong support for the Kenworth brand and the local dealership representation of the Brown and Hurley Group and their local sales representative ...

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Castlegate James

The Tasmanian Truck Show at Carrick enabled PowerTorque to catch up with the fleet of Carson Transport that sports the livery of client Castlegate James. The foundations of the Castlegate James business date back to the establishment of James and Son (Grain Merchants) Ltd in the UK in 1850 and Victoria Grains Stores Pty Ltd (VGS) in Australia in 1923, ...

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Churchill Transport

If you travel the eastern seaboard of NSW regularly, you would undoubtedly recognise the fleet of Churchill Transport from Holbrook in NSW. Whether it’s one of the Western Stars, Volvo FH16s or Kenworths, the fleet is highly distinctive because of the consistently immaculate presentation of all the Churchill vehicles. “Presentation is everything,” said founder of the company, Anthony Churchill. “If ...

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The Clarendon Classic

Two days of historic attraction rekindle past memories As the transport industry embraces new technology, a casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that today’s focus is on stainless steel and high performance. But history has a habit of generating passionate involvement in the trucks that battled the old highways, and events such as the Clarendon Classic Rally go a ...

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Staying Cool- Customair

This CustomAir 2009 model Kenworth T908 is powered by a Cummins ISX EGR engine rated at 620 hp, with an 18-speed Eaton Fuller Roadranger transmission and Meritor rear end. As well as providing a showcase of options for HVAC fitment, the prime mover is used by the company to collect or deliver vehicles and equipment, coupled to a quad-axle, expanding ...

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D&D Roadtrans

Sam Damianopoulos swapped his office for a K200 and is thoroughly enjoying the change If you travel the Melbourne-Sydney corridor you’d be familiar with the immaculate presentation of vehicles in the D & D Roadtrans fleet that comprises of a short bonnet Western Star 4900 and a Kenworth K200 cabover. The two owners of D & D Roadtrans are cousins ...

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