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Author Archives: Maree Mullett

HINO Wins 11th Straight Dakar Rally | Transport News

Hino has won its 11th straight DAKAR Rally in the Under 10-litre class, which was held in Saudi Arabia from 2-17th January 2020. New team director Teruhito Sugawara alongside Hirokazu Somemiva and Yuki Mochizuki piloted Truck 1 ( based on Hino 500 Series ) to 10th place overall. Meanwhile Truck 2 driver Ikuo Hanawa, who replaced retired Dakar Rally legend ...

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The Bandag Bullet returns to the strip | TRANSPORT NEWS

The iconic Bandag Bullet, now renamed as the Bullet Burnout Truck made an impressive comeback at the annual Summernats festival in Canberra recently, having been resurrected by Laurie Williams, owner of North Queensland Truck and Machinery Movements, and supported by Penske. The heavily-modified Western Star 4800 is powered by  a Detroit 16V92 two-stroke engine, rated at 2,800 hp with nitrous oxide gas injection ...

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Graham Lusty Trailers Wins HVIA Product Innovation Award | TRANSPORT NEWS

The Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has awarded the Eastern Region and National Product Innovation Award to Graham Lusty Trailers (GLT) for its new high volume side tipper. Making its debut at the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show, the high volume side tipper is aimed directly at the waste transfer and high volume markets and leads the competition in tare weight, design ...

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Linfox makes significant investment in UD Trucks fleet | TRANSPORT NEWS

Linfox Logistics Australia and New Zealand has invested in a fleet of more than 90 UD Trucks Quon CD 25 360 vehicles for its bespoke beverage logistics brand, BevChain. The fleet investment demonstrates Linfox’s long-term commitment to operating the newest, safest and most environmentally friendly fleet on the road. The Quon features a host of advanced safety features including the ...

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Record Year for Scania trucks in 2019 | TRANSPORT NEWS

Scania Australia has set a new benchmark for deliveries in 2019, with 1149 heavy-duty trucks placed with customers during the year. In the first full year of availability of the New Truck Generation (NTG), sales accelerated past previous benchmarks while carry-over orders into 2020 indicate robust demand endures for Australia’s safest truck range. The Scania NTG is the only truck ...

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NTI Ltd announces Burrumbuttock Hay Runners sponsorship for fourth consecutive year | TRANSPORT NEWS

NTI Ltd, Australia’s specialist transport and logistics insurer, has announced its primary sponsorship of the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners on their journey to Armidale on 23rd January – 26th January 2020. The partnership with NTI and the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners follows on from the last four years of ongoing support of the initiative. Founded by Brendan ‘Bumpa’ Farrell in 2014, the ...

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McColl’s Streamlines its staff for a big 2020 | TRANSPORT NEWS

McColl’s Transport depots are to be congratulated for taking the initiative to organise a fitness and weight loss campaign amongst staff. Dozens of employees at McColl’s Transport took part in the company’s inaugural 12-week challenge in the lead up to Christmas and between them they managed to shed a massive combined weight of 165kg! Bradley Cartwright, a Mechanic from the ...

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Extra Mile Challenge is Underway with UD Trucks | TRANSPORT NEWS

Extra Mile Challenge is Underway with UD Trucks  UD Trucks Australia has launched the 2020 Extra Mile Challenge, a driver-skill based competition that tests drivers to demonstrate how improvements in driver behaviour can translate to safer driving, improved fuel consumption and reduced wear and tear on vehicles. The local Australian competition has been launched with drivers hand-picked by UD Trucks’ customers ...

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Jobs for the Boys and Girls as HM GEM Engines seeks new apprentices | TRANSPORT NEWS

HM GEM Engines is Australia’s largest engine remanufacturing company with branches throughout the eastern seaboard of Australia and is now looking for apprentices to learn trades in engineering that will provide them with a strong and satisfying future.   Four times winner of the Prime Minister’s Employer of the Year Award, HM GEM Engines is opening up opportunities for young people to enter the industry ...

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BANDAG Launches the BDV for high-wearing urban applications | TRANSPORT NEWS

Bandag, the name synonymous with the tyre retreading business, has released an all-new retread pattern for use in urban fleets operating in refuse and waste collection as well as the metropolitan route bus sector. “Route buses and refuse trucks are notorious for tyre wear and scrub, making them two of the biggest opportunities and challenges from a Bandag perspective,” said ...

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