Author Archives: Maree Mullett

Australian-made guards added to Alliance Truck Parts range

Australian-made guards have been added to the Alliance Truck Parts range. The high-quality polypropylene mudguards and mounting hardware are now available at Daimler Truck and Bus dealerships across the country. Alliance Truck Parts, which provides quality parts at affordable prices for a wide-range of different trucks, chose the Australian-designed and manufactured mudguards due to their inherent quality and durability. The ...

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Communicate through WiFi with your Dometic fridge

Dometic’s latest CFX portable cooler range enables owners to control and monitor the temperature of their unit remotely from their smart device via the Dometic CFX App. The improved CFX range includes features which enable the compressor to optimise the cooling speed of the unit through automatic selection between ’soft start’ and ’turbo’ modes. This ensures that the temperature you ...

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NEW HINO 500 Series Wide Cab

A sneak peak at one of the most important unveiling events in 50 years. Introducing the all new Hino 500 Series Wide Cab.

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The Professional Approach

The Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls set a hard standard to match – Words by Maree Mullett As any professional driver would agree, there’s a large void in terms of a driver’s personal experience and knowledge gained from becoming proficient in driving a vehicle, to possessing a full understanding of all the issues that a driver can face every day in ...

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Hot and Heavy

Volvo’s latest I-Shift features crawler gears for heavy haul work With one of the best automated manual transmissions (AMT) in the business, Volvo Trucks is launching a new derivative of its I-Shift that for the first time features the choice of one or two additional crawler gear ratios. Information on the new I-Shift was released to the public simultaneously in ...

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Conventional Thought

Volvo’s bonneted range hits a new high in North America In the land of devout patriotism and apple pie, the rise in sales of Volvo Trucks throughout the North American market has been an interesting experience for the Swedish truck maker. Unlike any of its European market successes, for North America, Canada and Mexico its presence has been riding on ...

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Bin Empty or Bin Laden? – That is the question

Dave Whyte checks out the new dual-control Volvo FE In recent weeks we have seen a lot of news around the waste industry; in particular, with the release of two new trucks designed specifically for urban refuse collection. Many of us would likely not consider the waste industry as a part of the road transport industry, but when you consider the ...

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Light and Easy

Thinwall Trailers offer weight savings with aluminium designs The recent AUSTimber2016 event held in East Gippsland provided a relaxed and informative opportunity to take a look at trailers from overseas as well as those manufactured within Australia.   Canadian companies are increasing their involvement in the Australian market, and this has resulted in leading aluminium trailer builder, Titan Trailers Inc. ...

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Star Attraction

It is easy to assume that in a large company there’s not as much emphasis placed on individual achievement, as might be the case in a small transport operation. But, despite its size, Australia Post and StarTrack does manage to maintain the personal touch, especially where an exceptional driving career deserves acknowledgment. This year, Gary Akers has racked up 40 ...

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MAXIMUM VISIBILITY

Making the right impression means coordinating every aspect of the business for Select Quarry Materials It’s been two years since the merger of Central Quarry Materials and The Good Soil created the new business entity of Select Quarry Materials. But for joint managing directors Mark Allen and Michael Sultana, it’s been an exciting journey as they establish the brand on ...

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