Author Archives: Maree Mullett

A SURE BET | COMPANY PROFILE -J.G Goldner

Multi-million-dollar loads are all in a DAF’s work – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up.  The “Sport of Kings” draws large crowds of ambitious punters to racetracks around the nation, immersing themselves in the culture of this noblest of sports. When the horses jump from the gate, vocal crowds attempt to spur on their chosen thoroughbred to ...

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Hino’s Slimline 500 Series | TRUCK REVIEW

The new mid-range Hino is winning significant support from operators looking to tick all the distribution boxes – Report by Brenton O’Connor.  It’s not often that Japanese truck manufacturers launch a new model. The conservative mindset of the Japanese means they don’t change a proven truck formula lightly, and they don’t jump on fads or trends unless the benefit can ...

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JUSTIN WHITFORD PARTS WAYS WITH DAIMLER TRUCK AND BUS | Transport News

Justin Whitford parts ways with Daimler Truck and Bus Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific has announced that Justin Whitford has departed the company to take up a new business opportunity outside the industry. Mr Whitford most recently served in the role of Director for Fuso Truck and Bus Australia. “I would like to thank Justin for his time at ...

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BRISBANE TRUCK SHOW 2019 | EVENTS

A review of the trucks making the news by Ed Higginson and Chris Mullett. After a two-year wait, Australia’s trucking industry came together in Brisbane for the Southern Hemisphere’s largest truck show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. With some major advances in trucks showcased less than six months ago in Europe at the IAA Hanover, and in March ...

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Volvo Trucks Introduces Enhanced Turbo Compound Engine in VNL Models | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volvo Trucks North America is introducing the next generation of its Turbo Compound technology, providing up to an additional 3 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over the current 13-litre Turbo Compound engine, the D13TC. This new engine delivers up to 11 percent fuel savings overall compared to model-year 2015 trucks. Other improvements include enhanced efficiency over a wider range of ...

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THE ELECTRIC HORSEMAN | Truck Review -What comes after Diesel?

 What comes after Diesel? – Words by Ed Higginson At PowerTorque, our aim is to provide insight into technologies that will affect truck operators in the future. That helps you plan the present and, as an increasing list of trucks hit the road using some form of alternative fuel, understand the future of truck operation which is evolving faster than ...

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EXPANDING THE BRAND | Truck Review-Kenworth adds the T360 and T410 to its truck portfolio

Kenworth adds the T360 and T410 to its truck portfolio – Brenton O’Connor reports.  Change is on the menu at Kenworth Australia. Following on from the major overhaul of the K200, then the all-new wide cabin T610, the next stage in Kenworth’s product line-up overhaul is the all-new T360 and T410 models. These all include Kenworth’s new 2.1-metre wide cabin ...

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THE LEGEND LEGACY | Company Profile -For Sydney’s BT Tipper Hire it’s all about perfection

For Sydney’s BT Tipper Hire it’s all about perfection – Words and images by Ed Higginson It’s great to have something rather special in your fleet, and if you can have a Legend 950, what could top that? Except perhaps another Legend in the form of a 900. Based in Western Sydney, BT Tipper Hire has grown over the past ...

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INSPIRED EFFICIENCY | COMPANY Profile – Kennedy Express applies a strong work ethic to control profit and performance

Kennedy Express applies a strong work ethic to control profit and performance – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up As the operator of an overnight express parcel operation on Australia’s eastern seaboard since 1989, Kennedy Express, managing director Michael Kennedy bought his first truck, a MAN, after driving with IPEC doing linehaul work. At that time IPEC ...

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Isuzu Australia Aims for Gold in Japan | TRANSPORT NEWS

Held at Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL)’s purpose-built training facility in Truganina, Victoria, this year’s National Technical Skills Competition saw the best Isuzu Trucks technicians from all over the country pit their wits and skills against complex, high-pressured tests, including a written examination. The competition was a close one, with Matthew Radke from Black Truck Sales(Queensland) and Michael Primmer from Winter & Taylor (Victoria) ...

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