Author Archives: Maree Mullett

GROUND COVER |TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz Zetros

Pasture improvement results from better spreading technology aligned with new all-terrain equipment – words by Brenton O’Connor, images by Graeme Neander. The agricultural revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries changed the way that farms operated by introducing crop rotation, new machinery, increased capital investment, scientific breeding and land reclamation. These days the advances are made by the clever use ...

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CUSTOM AND CLASSIC | Warren Caves joins Jim Ristovichis to celebrate Mack Super-Liner history

Warren Caves joins Jim Ristovichis to celebrate Mack Super-Liner history – Images by Torque It Up Photography To some, trucks are just tools or equipment to carry out a job – random pieces of steel, plastic and material assembled together like a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle and put to work. For others, they take a place in our hearts and harbour ...

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Freightliner Technician of the Year | TRANSPORT NEW

New Zealand’s Cameron Nicol has been announced as the Freightliner Australia Pacific Technician of the Year. The final stage of the competition was held recently at the newly established Daimler Truck and Bus Training Academy in Mulgrave, in Melbourne’s east. Mr Nicol, who is from Trucks and Trailers in Auckland, edged out Brodie Martin, from Daimler Trucks Adelaide, and Adrian ...

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Victoria’s Kingston Garage takes out Shell’s global Retailer of the Year award in an Australian first | TRANSPORT NEWS

Kingston Garage, located in Heatherton, south east of Melbourne, has been awarded Shell’s highest accolade, Global Single Site Retailer of the Year 2017, at a recent awards ceremony in Dubai UAE. The garage, a Shell fuels retailer for over 50 years, is the first Australian site to win this prestigious award after successfully fending off fierce competition from 8,370 sites ...

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TOILETS, LIGHTS AND WATER ARE NOT JUST ‘DESIRABLE’ | TRANSPORT NEWS

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has called for major changes to the guidelines for building truck rest areas as access to toilets, lighting and water have been classified as ‘desirable’, not a requirement. “Our roads and rest areas are a driver’s workplace and we have little chance of resolving fatigue if drivers are not provided with basic human rights to ...

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Freightliner’s Argosy comes to the end of the road | TRANSPORT NEWS

Freightliner Australia has announced that in 18 months time the Argosy cabover range will cease production, ending an era of the company offering both cabover and conventional models. Replaced by the all-new Cascadia, the decision to cease manufacturing ends a history that spans two decades, since it arrived on the Australian market in 1999. “It is fitting that we will ...

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Townsville dealer raffles new truck for local mum’s cancer fight | TRANSPORT NEWS

RGM Maintenance Townsville is raffling a new Fuso truck in a bid to save a local mum’s life. Mother of three, Kellie Turner, requires special brain surgery in the USA to remove an aggressive Grade 3 Oligodendrogliomas tumour from critical brain regions in Kellie’s front left lobe. Raffle entrants will be able to choose between select models from the Built ...

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Dave Whyte joins the Scania Driver Training Team | TRANSPORT NEWS

Scania Australia has announced the appointment of Dave Whyte to its team of expert driver trainers. David was the inaugural winner of the Scania Young Australian Truck Driver of the Year Competition in 2007, and subsequently joined the PowerTorque Magazine team as a contributing writer while also running his own transport business.  After recent exposure to the New Truck Generation, ...

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DHL Express to launch new Gold Coast Service Centre by end 2018 | TRANSPORT NEWS

New 3,000 square facility will offer international service from the Gold Coast, to further support growth of small and medium businesses DHL Express, the world’s leading international express provider, has announced that it will open a new purpose-built Service Centre on the Gold Coast, within the key industrial area of Molendinar. Expected to be fully operational in the second half ...

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INTERNATIONAL® ProStar® delivers for O’Connors CASE IH  | TRANSPORT NEWS

The International Truck brand is back in the public arena as the lead vehicle in the delivery fleet of O’Connors CASE IH, one of Australia’s leading CASE IH Dealerships. The INTERNATIONAL® ProStar® 6×4 sleeper cab prime mover will tow a three axle, drop deck trailer, hauling equipment between Melbourne and various branches. According to Shepparton Branch Manager, Brendan O’Connor the ProStar® had ...

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