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Author Archives: Maree Mullett

Penske to Consolidate into Penske Australia | TRANSPORT NEWS

Penske Transportation Group International  announces it has rebranded its Australian operations combining the Penske Commercial Vehicles and Penske Power Systems operations under Penske Australia, effective March 1st, 2020. Aligning Penske’s internal systems and departments will drive operational efficiencies and enhance the product and service offering to our Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus, Dennis Eagle, MTU, Detroit, and Allison ...

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Andrew Assimo appointed Mercedes-Benz Trucks Director for Australia and New Zealand | TRANSPORT NEWS

Andrew Assimo has been appointed the Director of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia Pacific. Daimler Truck and Bus President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, says Mr Assimo is clearly the best person for the role, which covers the Australian and New Zealand markets. “Andrew has played a key role in establishing Mercedes-Benz as the premier heavy duty cab-over brand for smart business operators ...

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HOME AWAY FROM HOME | TrailerTorque -Aldom Motor Body Builders Australia

Stuart Martin reports on the unique requirements of of remote area roadworks Roadworks are an ever-present multi-billion-dollar industry and a necessary evil, staffed by crews who more often than not can sleep in their own beds every night. Rural deployments warrant calling a local motel home for a few nights, but if the work is being undertaken “back of beyond” ...

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FULL-SERVICE SOLUTIONS | TRAILERTORQUE – Icehouse Logistics

Icehouse Logistics provides the answers for complete end-to-end freight management – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up.  Western Sydney-based Icehouse Logistics has expanded its transport operations with the addition of two new A-double, container Skel combinations from Panus Oceania, with some local input from Express Engineering in Dubbo to customise a unique dolly-lock solution. From humble beginnings ...

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NITE TIME | TrailerTorque

Nitrogen could provide the new alternative for refrigerated transport – Words by Chris Mullett The NACV Show in Atlanta proved interesting by way of innovation, with companies of all shapes and sizes portraying the move to electric vehicles or the use of hydrogen fuel cells as the next form of fossil-fuel replacement.  But one new innovation took the interest of ...

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TAKING A TILT AT TOWING AND TIMBER | Truck Review – IVECO

IVECO has the breadth of truck range to find the right vehicle for any application.  There’s nothing more welcome when you are marooned on the side of the highway than to see the approaching amber flashing strobe lights of a recovery vehicle coming to your assistance. Times have certainly changed since the roadside mechanic could fix everything with just the ...

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FLOWING THROUGH | Transport News – Fuel savings at ground level on display at NACV

Fuel savings at ground level on display at NACV When original equipment manufacturers start adding specialist aftermarket accessories to further improve fuel economy it’s usually only as a result of some very extensive testing. PowerTorque came across one specific product that is attracting considerable interest with support from manufacturers such as Freightliner with its new Cascadia, Volvo and MACK, PACCAR’s ...

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THE INTERNATIONAL FOCUS | Truck Review – International ProStar

ProStar wins another convert for Killmore Plant Services.  It’s always interesting to see the effect of major advertising campaigns versus the advantages of word of mouth recommendations. Harping back to the age-old question of what works in advertising and what doesn’t, we can recall one marketing person stating that 50 percent worked well, and 50 percent achieved nothing. The problem ...

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SHOCK TREATMENT | Truck Review – FUSO goes electric as Ed Higginson takes at the wheel

FUSO goes electric as Ed Higginson takes at the wheel Electric power has become the common buzzword when talking about new-vehicle developments. All the major vehicle manufacturers have announced electric vehicles (EVs) and some have already hit Australian showrooms, with even Harley Davidson announcing an electric motorcycle! Over the past two decades we have seen alternative fuels try to break ...

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PART AND PARCEL | Company Profile – Truckline

Times and changing for Truckline as Bapcor takes over control from CNH Industrial Described as Australia’s largest retailer of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, Truckline, as a division of CNH Industrial, supported all makes and models of North American, European and Japanese commercial vehicles. During the company’s 65 years servicing the Australian trucking industry, Truckline has built an extensive network ...

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