Author Archives: Maree Mullett

T950 LEGEND OF LAWRENCE TRANSPORT.

Warren Caves catches up with the T950 Legend of Lawrence Transport When Kenworth Australia decided on releasing the limited-edition T950 Legend, essentially making old new again, I suspect that even their own management team was taken aback a little by the demand. All 75 units sold out within 48 hours of release announcement, in fact they were oversubscribed. A real ...

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IVECO Australia to expand local manufacturing with Stralis AT| NEWS IVECO Australia strengthens its commitment

IVECO Australia has strengthened its commitment to Australian truck and bus manufacturing announcing today that an additional Stralis model  will be built in Dandenong, Melbourne. Currently sold in Australia as a fully imported model, from the fourth quarter of 2017 the Stralis ATi will be assembled at IVECO’s Dandenong facility and become known as the Stralis AT. Selected components including ...

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Scania Interim Report January – June 2017

Scania’s net sales rose to a record high SEK 58.7 billion, an increase of 17 percent compared to last year. Through the first six months of 2017, operating income rose to SEK 6,464 m. (1,316), operating income, excluding items affecting comparability, amounts to SEK 6,464 m. (5,116), net sales increased by 17 percent to SEK 58,738 m. (50,110) and cash ...

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The 2017 Volvo Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 

The 2017 Volvo Drivers’ Fuel Challenge put Australia’s most fuel efficient drivers head-to-head, crowning a champion in both on and off-road categories. Held  at Mount Cotton Training Centre, the competition was divided into two categories of driving: on-road with a prime mover and single trailer, and off-road with a rigid tipper. The winner of the on-road category was Tasmanian Kerri ...

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Ryco Service Tools and Accessories Make the Mechanic’s Job Easier

The invaluable range of tools and accessories now available from Ryco have been designed and developed with strong trade expertise input to make the role of the service mechanic easier. With more than 80 years of experience, Ryco’s knowledge of what is required by a mechanic to complete a job effectively and efficiently is all part of the company’s on-going ...

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NAMING SPONSOR CONFIRMED FOR 2017 CASINO TRUCK PARADE

Casino Truck Show Event Organisers are proud to confirm that NTI/Westlawn Finance is the naming sponsor for this year’s NTI/Westlawn Finance Casino Truck Parade, which will be held in the Casino CBD on Saturday, 5 August 2017. Geoff Scofield said, “NTI & Westlawn Finance are very happy to be the naming sponsor of the Casino Truck Parade which has become ...

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Western Star celebrates 50 years with Show n Shine

Penske Commercial Vehicles is hosting a Show n Shine event for all Western Star truck owners and drivers on September 9 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Western Star Trucks, Held at Mt Cotton Training Centre in Queensland, the Show n Shine is an opportunity for the Western Star faithful to proudly display their machinery. $50,000 worth of prizes will ...

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WABCO Signs Global Long-Term Supply Agreement with Daimler Trucks for Additional Automated Manual Transmission Control Technology

Daimler Trucks has extended its long-term supply agreement with WABCO for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology to support its series production mainly in Europe, North America, Japan, and South America. WABCO’s newest AMT solution increases fuel savings through optimized gear shifting. It also differentiates by helping vehicle operators to significantly reduce mechanical wear, lower maintenance costs and ...

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Stocking up with Stralis

Freight Lines Group recently added three Iveco Stralis AS-L Series II prime movers to its fleet, with another three vehicles on the way, to satisfy a supply contract with tAustralian supermarket giant Woolworths. The WA-based transport business has grown since its change of ownership in 2008, and is now ranked as one of the state’s top-10 road freight and logistics ...

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Faktor 5 – Goldhofer’s lightweight in the super-heavyweight class

British transport operator the Allelys Group used this  Goldhofer Faktor 5 multi-functional high girder bridge, which offers the flexibility to be converted into a vessel bridge in two major moves. Weighing in a 100 tons, its first assignment was to  transport a 212-ton transformer in northwest England, from Stafford to Ellesmere Port for shipment across the Irish Sea. The Allelys ...

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