Author Archives: Maree Mullett

THE ULTIMATE PETERBILT | TRANSPORT NEWS

Fans of the Peterbilt brand will fully appreciate the latest version of etc Model 579, the UltraLoft. If you are after a premium environment this is the flagship of the Peterbilt brand and puts a new definition to the idea of home away from home. UltraLoft provides the largest upper and lower bunk mattresses, best in class headroom and of ...

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BACK ON TRACK | TRANSPORT NEWS – Freightliner

It’s all systems go for Freightliner Trucks and Alliance Truck Parts as these two giants of the transport industry support local driver Tim Slade and the Brad Jones Race Team for the next two years. According to Tim Slade the Freightliner Racing Commodore will be pretty bold on track this year. “We did a one-off black and yellow livery for ...

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SEALING SOLUTIONS | TRAILER REVIEW -Holmwood Highgate and Brisbane operator Speedie Contractors are developing new technologies that can revolutionise the global bitumen tanker industry

Trailer manufacturer Holmwood Highgate and Brisbane operator Speedie Contractors are developing new technologies that can revolutionise the global bitumen tanker industry – report by Chris Mullett  Bitumen plays a major role in stabilising our road network and providing a durable sealing system, often combining other materials such as synthetic rubber compounds to promote integrity and adhesion. As bitumen cools its ...

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WALK THE LINE | Custom & Classic – Shane & Debbie Lee of Kelly’s Transport

Warren Caves visits Shane and Debbie Lee of Kelly’s Transport – Images by Torque it Up The venerable Kenworth T908 of Shane and Debbie Lee is our PowerTorque feature truck in this month’s Custom and Classic. If you could transit through time and travel back to 2008, you would be able to view this truck proudly gracing the Kenworth stand ...

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FAMILY TIES | COMPANY PROFILE – Kelly Transport of Toowoomba

Kelly Transport of Toowoomba celebrates four generations of trucking When a member of the family works with trucks, it’s something they share with all their relatives, and it’s only a matter of time before another cousin, sister or brother gets behind the wheel. PowerTorque caught up with Mitch Kelly at the Kelly Transport terminal in Toowoomba recently, to learn how ...

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Hamelex White Tippers Go to Work on WestConnex | TRANSPORT NEWS

Hamelex White was recently chosen to supply a new fleet of PBS-approved rigid and four axle dog combinations for the prominent WestConnex construction contract in Sydney. The WestConnex project involves the construction of a 33 kilometre motorway, two thirds of which is underground. It is considered one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Australia’s history and consists of six separate ...

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Bendix Saves Time and Money with Drilled Commercial Vehicle Brake Linings in Kit Form | TRANSPORT NEWS

Effective braking and optimum stopping distance is vitally important for commercial vehicle operators, not only ensuring safety for the driver but also other road users. During regular maintenance of the vehicle’s drum braking system, the mechanic is often faced with the task of replacing the brake shoes or relining these. Where a complete Bendix brake shoe is not available the ...

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STAR PERFORMANCE | TRUCK REVIEW -Mercedes-Benz rigids are well worthy of a closer look

Brenton O’Connor finds the latest Mercedes-Benz rigids are well worthy of a closer look After a successful introduction of the on-highway prime mover range in October last year, Mercedes-Benz launched its new rigid range of vehicles at the Brisbane Truck Show in May this year. The test and development programme conducted by Mercedes-Benz Australia prior to the introduction of the ...

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MaxiTRANS Releases SafeADJUST™ Mezzanine Decks  | TRANSPORT NEWS

MaxiTRANS has released an innovative new mezzanine deck system named SafeADJUST™providing a significant boost in safety over traditional mezzanine decks by eliminating the human element of mezzanine deck adjustment, while also improving productivity. SafeADJUST™ is adjusted from the safety of a forklift, eliminating the need to manually remove and replace saddles when altering the deck height and keeping people well ...

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MIXING WITH THE MILITARY| TRANSPORT NEWS – David Meredith Czechs out the home of Tatra

David Meredith Czechs out the home of Tatra When a manufacturer uses a military design as a template for civilian equipment, there may well be substantial pay-off in robustness and longevity. But the effect that armour plating, IED proofing and the odd gun turret mount reinforcement has on the fuel efficiency of a commercial vehicle tends to upset the business ...

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