Author Archives: Maree Mullett

Fuel savings for Freightliner Coronado and Argosy

Fuel savings with Freightliner Coronado and Argosy

Freightliner has introduced an intelligent fuel efficiency package for its Coronado and Argosy models with Detroit DD15 engines. The package, available with Eaton Ultra Shift AMT models, includes the Neutral Coast feature as well as an optimised rear axle ratio and targeted fuel-efficiency software calibration, and is suitable for trucks running at up to 68 tonnes. Freightliner says its own ...

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COMPASSIONATE DRIVER HONOURED WITH BRIDGESTONE BANDAG HIGHWAY GUARDIAN TITLE A Linfox truck driver has been named a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian by the Australian Trucking Association following his remarkable actions and compassion at a multi-vehicle crash site in February. Andrew Hastings was travelling west on Victoria’s Western Freeway when he came across the collision between two passenger vehicles. As the first ...

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DROUGHT AFFECTED FARMERS GET A $80,000 BOOST | Transport News

Australia’s drought relief effort will get a $80,000 boost after a Queensland business owner secured the unique Jimmy Barnes ‘Working Class Mack’ truck at auction. Scott Goode, the owner of Sarina Crane Hire near Mackay, was elated to make the winning $350,500 bid. The Mack Super-Liner sports  a unique painting of the Cold Chisel singer on its cabin and is ...

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MaxiTRANS ANNOUNCES DEALER EXPANSION IN REGIONAL VICTORIA

MaxiTRANS expands into regional Victoria | TRANSPORT NEWS

MaxiTRANS expands into regional Victoria Leading parts supplier and trailer manufacturer, MaxiTRANS has announced a new dealership involvement with  Graham Thomson Motors (GTM) of Shepparton. GTM will now distribute the full range of MaxiTRANS  trailer brands which includes Freighter, Maxi-CUBE, Lusty EMS, Hamelex White, Trout River Australia, AZMEB and Peki. Graham Thomson Motors is located on a 5-acre facility on ...

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CUMMINS hits Euro6 Phase D with nearer to zero emissions.

CUMMINS hits Euro6 Phase D with nearer to zero emissions | TRANSPORT NEWS

Cummins is already matching Euro6 emissions control with clean diesels now certified to the more stringent Phase-D regulation. The B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engines with a 150 to 400 hp (112-298 kW) range for bus and coach applications will move to full production status at the Cummins Darlington facility in the UK before Phase-D takes effect on Sept. 1, 2019. ...

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TAFE QUEENSLAND SKILLING QUEENSLANDERS TO SUPPORT GROWING DEFENCE INDUSTRY | TRANSPORT NEWS

TAFE Queensland, along with the Queensland Government and Weld Australia are revolutionising welder training in Queensland by offering a new ISO 9606 Course in Fusion Welding that uses state-of-the-art Augmented Reality (AR) technology. The ISO 9606 qualification is the required international standard for welding of materials undertaken in industries across defence and maritime. In 2017 Weld Australia and TAFE Queensland ...

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HAULIN’ THE HUME | EVENT

Warren Caves takes the nostalgic path down Sesame Street – Images by Torque it Up As 285 historic vehicles assembled at Camden, south-west of Sydney, for the biennial “Haulin’ the Hume” run on Saturday March 30, a wet and misty start to the day did little to dampen the spirits of eager participants. The inaugural run took place in 2011, ...

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BUCKETS & BLADES | Company Profile – Cleary Bros

Warren Caves visits the Cleary Bros equipment museum. Images by Torque it Up) A familiar sight on the roads of the Illawarra region, about an hour south of Sydney, is the distinctive “highway yellow” trucks of Cleary Bros. Highway yellow was the colour adopted by Caterpillar in the 1950s to replace the original grey for any equipment working near roads ...

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TASSIE TREAT | Company Profile – Woodhouse Transport of Ulverstone

For the Woodhouse family of Ulverstone, a Legend 900 is the perfect tool for logging – Words and images by Ed Higginson If trucking runs in your blood, you can’t help but get excited about seeing Kenworth’s Legend 900 at work. Although present-day development is focused on major advances in autonomous and electric trucks, catching up with a Legend 900 ...

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Latest from JOST and ROCKINGER showcased at the Brisbane Truck Show| Transport News

With a focus on towing technology,  JOST Australia put together a slew of impressive displays at the recent Brisbane Truck show, including the acclaimed ROCKINGER brand of towing hitches, the new series of JOST EverShine Alloy Wheels and also the JSK37CXW heavy duty fifth wheel. Of the products on display, the updated RO*500 towing hitch was an audience favourite. Over ...

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