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Author Archives: Maree Mullett

THE PACCAR PLUGGER | Feature

If you’ve heard of the Louisville Slugger, then stand by as in this issue we look at the PACCAR Plugger, moving the iconic truck brands of Peterbilt and Kenworth into electric vehicle mode. Actually, if you have heard of the Louisville Slugger then you’d be struggling to find a link between a baseball bat and a prime mover or waste-disposal ...

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ORGANIC GROWTH | Company Profile

Australian Native Landscapes approaches its 50th anniversary- Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up Patrick Soars, the founder of highly respected Australian organic-waste processor Australian Native Landscapes (ANL), together with his son Harley, the company’s Asset and Maintenance Manager, stand proudly within the company’s processing facility at Badgerys Creek. Around them are stockpiles of mulched material and taking ...

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MAKING FRIENDS | Feature – PacLease

PacLease simplifies fleet expansion and reduction with a simple phone call Gilbert and Roach at Huntingwood is synonymous with the PACCAR brands of Kenworth and DAF, also offering the strength of ISUZU Trucks to its customers and forming one of the broadest product portfolios available in the Sydney market. The dealership is very much a one-stop location for sales, service ...

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FEELING LIKE A NEW MAN | FEATURE -MAN Truck & Bus

The wheels of change turn slowly in the truck business, especially for a company in the throes of coming to terms with new partners, plus determining to itself as well as its customers, a total revision of where it sits in the grand pecking order of a diversified product range from different manufacturers based in various countries. The TRATON Group ...

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THE TIES THAT BIND | Feature – TRATON Group and Navistar International move closer together

TRATON Group and Navistar International move closer together The return of the International brand has followed an on-again/off-again/on-again relationship between Navistar International and IVECO Trucks Australia that significantly damaged the brand reputation. A company restructure in 2010 resulted in the sudden departure of the previous executive team of Daniel Ustian and Dee Kapur, subsequently replaced by ex-General Motors executive Troy ...

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THE NEW DAWN FOR DAF | Truck Review – DAF Trucks

As the fastest growing truck brand in Europe, DAF Trucks is aiming to make a similar move to become a major player in Australian transport. – Report by Chris Mullett. Ordinarily, a new product launch review focuses on the equipment, the technical supremacy, the efficiency and the appeal for the Australian operator.  But before entering the current world of the ...

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MACK TIME | Company Profile – It’s all a question of Super-Liners, Granites and Tridents for the Load Ranger fleet

It’s all a question of Super-Liners, Granites and Tridents for the Load Ranger fleet Born of hard-working Romanian migrants, Load Ranger owner Danny Josef’s formative years were spent in and around all manner of earthmoving equipment. The story goes that he was more than capable of driving a bobcat at the tender age of five, part of an upbringing that ...

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SAF-HOLLAND delivers All Road advanced INTRA Axles and Suspension | TRANSPORT NEWS

Western Australia’s All Road Transport now offers SAF-HOLLAND INTRA axles and suspension as a specification option for its range of trailing equipment. Based in Albany, the company is well known through its 30-year history for its side tippers, grain and woodchip trailers. Having been building grain trailers in steel for many years there was evidence of an increasing interest in ...

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Volvo Autonomous Hauler wins Red Dot award  | TRANSPORT NEWS

 The Volvo TA15 autonomous  electric hauler has won a Red Dot Product Design Award 2020.  The battery-electric load carrier is a new machine concept, compared to traditional off road hauling, and forms one element of Volvo Autonomous Solutions’ TARA transport solution. The hauler runs on a battery-electric drivetrain based on shared technology from the Volvo Group. The automation system uses ...

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SmartCap Technologies announces partnership with Tytec Logistics  | TRANSPORT NEWS

Australian-based fatigue-monitoring software company SmartCap Technologies is expanding its key role in the nation’s transport industry following a partnership with Tytec Logistics. Tytec Logistics is a specialist off-the-road (OTR) tyre logistics and storage provider, which last year alone moved more than 30,000 OTR tyres across more than 2.5 million kilometers from their depots in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia ...

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