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Author Archives: Maree Mullett

SHARE THE ROAD | TRANSPORT NEWS -“I’m calling on any truck driver who knows someone with a caravan to ‘Tell a mate’ to watch these videos.

Share the road tips for travelling caravaners “I’m calling on any truck driver who knows someone with a caravan to ‘Tell a mate’ to watch these videos. These are the latest video tips and advice that every caravan or RV driver should watch before hitting the road this winter. Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said ...

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Hino leads its class in driver and occupant safety | TRANSPORT NEWS

Hino has jumped into the lead when it comes to safety and performance with the release of its 300 Series range for 2020. Car-licenced drivers benefit from the advanced driver-assist technology that comes with Hino SmartSafe, making the Hino 300 Series, Australia’s safest light-duty Japanese truck. Newly added active safety features include a Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Autonomous Emergency Braking ...

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Volkswagen in damage control as TRATON Group is restructured | TRANSPORT NEWS

TRATON Group, the megacompany that encompasses VW Commercial Vehicles, Scania, MAN and International Navistar has announced a major restructuring that sees the departure of its founding CEO Andreas Renschler, together with Joachim Drees, the former CEO of MAN Automotive.   The announcement was made by the company on Tuesday following a meeting of the Supervisory Board in Munich. Andreas Renschler moved ...

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Freightliner Cascadia joins Linfox fleet | TRANSPORT NEWS

Linfox, Australia’s largest private family owned supply chain solutions company, has taken delivery of a Freightliner Cascadia 116 for its B-double fuel tanker operations at its Australian headquarters in Essendon Fields, Victoria. Linfox Executive Chairman, Peter Fox, Linfox Founder, Lindsay Fox and Linfox Fleet and Procurement President Ray Gamble were on hand to receive the keys to one of the ...

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June sale of commercial vehicles rocket upwards | TRANSPORT NEWS

Sales figures for June 2020 released by the Truck Industry Council record the best monthly sales EVER recorded in Australia. In total 4,620 heavy trucks and vans above 3.5t GVM were sold last month, eclipsing the previous best monthly result, that of June 2018, when 4,231 trucks were delivered. The major growth was in the small end of the heavy vehicle ...

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TRAILER NEWS | Feature – MaxiTrans

It’s good news for customers moving into the live bottom trailer discharge segment of the market as MaxiTRANS can now offer shorter delivery times for the production of its Trout River brand products. With production now taking place at the MaxiTRANS facility at Richlands, Queensland, in addition to Trout River’s existing facility at Hallam in Victoria, the reduction in the ...

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MACKSIMISING POTENTIAL | Company Profile – Baker’s Group

Warren Caves visits Baker’s Group in Sydney with the arrival of new Borcat Trailers hauled by 100th Anniversary Mack Tridents – Photography by Torque it Up When the milestone of being in business for 40 years just so happens to coincide with the centenary celebration of Mack Trucks in Australia, I guess there is nothing left to do but buy ...

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GREATER GRUNT | Truck Review – Scania 13-litre

Scania’s 13-litre fills the need There are an amazing number of ways to describe increased horsepower or additional torque, but none seems to get the message home better than the simple expression of ‘more grunt”. Since the European truck makers started bringing Euro6 engines with their beneficial low emission ratings into the Australian market the powertrain ratings have been increasing. ...

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PEOPLE and PLACES | Company Profile – Trucks On The Run

Starting your own business needs a serious amount of determination. Alison Treloar caught up with Andy and Olivia McMullin of Trucks on the Run to see at first-hand how their Toowoomba-based business was growing Starting as a diesel mechanic apprentice at the tender age of 15, Andy McMullin couldn’t have imagined where his interest in the transport industry would take ...

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THUNDER STRUCK | Feature – Volvo FM and VOLVO FMX

Volvo Group chooses social media for the global launch of its new models.    In what Volvo Group calls its largest ever product launch, the company chose to release a series of video presentations rather than the more traditional way of inviting customers to see, touch and experience for themselves all the new models in sheet metal. The use of ...

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