Author Archives: Maree Mullett

Advantage Plus’ Promotion Announced for MAN Truck Customers | TRANSPORT NEWS

Penske Commercial Vehicles has launched the ‘Advantage Plus’ promotion for MAN truck customers.  The Advantage Plus program includes the following:  MAN’s competitive service, and repair and maintenance packages MAN’s generous warranty packages (up to 70 tonnes) Up to 7.5 cents per litre off Shell diesel fuel One week of free rental from Penske Truck Rental “MAN trucks lead the way ...

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Gain maximum benefit from your dash cam footage | TRANSPORT NEWS

Now used by more than 20 per cent of all Australian drivers, 83 percent of DashCam buyers purchase a dash cam to validate potential insurance claims. Brad Hales, national marketing and communications manager for Uniden has advised all users to insist on a dash cam with high resolution. “This will better identify the details of an incident, such as licence plates ...

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Outstanding Apprentices recognised by MTA Queensland | Transport News

The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) has recently announced ten outstanding apprentices as the 2019 Apprentice of the Year finalists. The students have been selected from over 1,800 MTA Institute apprentices throughout Queensland. To be revealed at the MTA Queensland Industry Awards Dinner on Saturday 16th November, the Apprentice of the Year award will be bestowed upon the ...

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Mandate autonomous emergency braking to save lives | TRANSPORT NEWS

“The Australian Government should require all new trucks to have advanced braking technology,” says Australian Trucking Association CEO Ben Maguire. Mr Maguire was releasing the ATA’s response to the Infrastructure Department’s regulatory impact statement on requiring autonomous emergency braking (AEBS) for new trucks. Autonomous emergency braking is a safety system that generates a collision warning and then applies emergency braking if there ...

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Unique V-Type Double Girder Crane delivered to PACCAR Australia Bayswater Facility | TRANSPORT NEWS

PACCAR Australia’s Bayswater manufacturing facility has taken delivery of a one-of-a-kind V-type double girder crane. Measuring 20 metres in length, with dual-hoists and a 16 tonne load capacity, the crane will be installed as part of the Bayswater site expansion which has been underway since the ground-breaking ceremony in January. The oversize load made its way down the Hume Highway from ...

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HINO ROUND UP | TRANSPORT NEWS – Hino Bus

Hino Australia chose the 2019 BusVic Bus Expo and Maintenance Conference to showcase its small-sized Poncho bus, which is part of a unique and quickly emerging on-demand bus service currently operating in Sydney. The smaller capacity of the Hino Poncho helps drivers respond to commuter travel requirements in real time. “With an ultra-low floor design and kerb kneeling function, a ...

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT FOR PRIXCAR | TRANSPORT NEWS – Mack Trucks Australia

 PrixCar has been operating as one of Australia’s leading automotive services companies for over a quarter of a century, servicing individuals, businesses and their events in need of vehicle transportation. The introduction of new prime movers, trucks and trailing equipment, all incorporating new technologies, prompted Goran Koviloski, the National Fleet Manager for PrixCar, to introduce additional driver training, conducted internally by the car-carrying company, ...

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SCANIA HITS THE SWEDE SPOT | Truck Review – SCANIA

Ed Higginson finds that a big strong Swede has a lot to offer.  Scania’s New Truck Generation (NTG) has received awards all around the world since its launch in late 2016. As you come to experience the product range you’ll find it provides choice from an impressive number of variants to ensure operators can find the right truck for their ...

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CUSTOM & CLASSIC | MACK SUPERLINER ( Dennis Kelly)

There are many injustices in this world and for me there is that Lotto win that proves itself elusive, week after week, and the realisation that I’m really not pretty enough to ever get married to a supermodel. But hey! That’s life. For Dennis Kelly, a retired grazier and crop farmer from up Clermont, Queensland way, the injustices are a ...

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THE AMERICAN DREAM | Company Profile – CR England

PowerTorque profiles leading American transport operator CR England to discuss the logistics of its economies of scale. Words by Chris Mullett – Images by Cristiano Brunelli.  With 100 years of history, the CR England linehaul fleet with its head office in Salt Lake City Utah makes some of our established major Australian operators look like minnows in a small pond. ...

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