Author Archives: Maree Mullett

The Secret is Service | TRANSPORT NEWS -A Freightliner Coronado on a repair and maintenance contract

A Freightliner Coronado on a repair and maintenance contract is proving it worth for operator Mt Buller Area Transport (MBAT) as it services the Victorian snowfields region. The Freightliner Coronado 114 B-Double joined the MBAT fleet with company owner, Evan Lowing, stating the repair and maintenance programme was one of the key selling points. “It just makes good business sense to be ...

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ALL THE EARTHMOVING ACTION IS BACK AT PENRITH | EVENT- National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo

 Australia’s biggest earthmoving industry event is again next April. The Australian earthmoving industry’s own event, the 2018 National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo, will take place from Friday 13th April to Sunday 15th April. Held at the Panthers Penrith, the Expo is a free entry, free parking, entertaining and family-friendly event designed for anyone with an interest in the earthmoving ...

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Waste Expo Australia- VOLVO TRUCKS | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volvo Trucks Australia is participating in Waste Expo Australia, the nation’s premier waste management exhibition and conference, showcasing new technologies, products and solutions across all areas of waste management, resource recovery and sustainability. The Volvo exhibit is based on the Euro6  compliant FE Dual Control rigid truck chassis that achieves un-paralleled driver visibility through a wider windshield, extra side mirrors ...

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MAN D38 10-truck fleet delivered to G1 Logistics | TRANSPORT NEWS

Penske Commercial Vehicles has delivered a fleet of 10 MAN TGX-D38 trucks to G1 Logistics in Mildura, Victoria. A subsidiary of GTS Freight Management, G1 Logistics will use the D38s, the first MANs in their fleet, to service national linehaul requirements. “After we launched the D38 in Australia a year ago, we provided G1 with a demo model that they ...

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TANKER TORQUE – Simpson Fuel Supplies | TRAILER REVIEW – Holmwood Highgate Tankers

Warren Caves reports on the latest Holmwood Highgate tanker to join the Simpson Fuel Supplies fleet. Hazardous goods transport requires the highest levels of efficiency and safety in the trucking profession. As Australia has embraced new and more efficient trailer designs that enhance safety and increase productivity, companies such as Simpson Fuel Supplies are leading the industry with innovation, working ...

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Knowing Your Limits – MAKTRANS of Toowoomba | TRUCK REVIEW Freightliner

Toowoomba-based MAKTRANS takes the family approach to business – Words by Chris Mullett, images by Nathan Duff.  When the owner of the company has worked in the business and experienced life on the road firsthand, it leads to a better understanding of the pressures that can apply to drivers and how these concerns can be addressed. MAKTRANS QLD Pty Ltd ...

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SKILL AT YOUR SERVICE- NIGHTINGALE TRANSPORT | TRUCK REVIEW

Nightingale Transport is justifiably proud of having the skills base to handle over-dimensional and unusual load configurations where others have moved away from the art of roping and sheeting. Some three years ago, in October 2014, PowerTorque visited Glenn Nightingale of Nightingale Transport to profile how the company had been able to grow its business at a time when other ...

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Vawdrey launches Auto Lock Deck | TRANSPORT NEWS

Victorian trailer builder, Vawdrey Australia, has launched its new  Auto Lock Deck system, which optimises deck handling safety and efficiency. The Auto Lock Deck system promotes a safer workplace environment through the same proven locking system as its successful Auto Mezz Deck range. “The Auto Lock Deck is simple to operate and can save up to 10 minutes for every ...

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Power Tool Give-Away with Isuzu Ready To Work Vehicles | TRANSPORT NEWS

ISUZU GIVES AWAY $1000 OF MILWAUKEE POWER TOOLS WITH SELECTED READY TO WORK VEHICLES Every person to purchase an Isuzu Ready to Work Tradepack, Servicepack or Traypack truck during October and November 2017  will also receive $1,000 (RRP) worth of heavy duty Milwaukee power tools at no extra cost. The Milwaukee Tool pack that will accompany every Isuzu Traypack, Tradepack ...

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NEW TRUCK GENERATION SCANIA PRIME MOVERS IN AUSTRALIA | TRANSPORT NEWS

New Truck Generation Scania prime movers identified in Australia. Several vehicles seen hauling b-double and single trailers between Adelaide and Melbourne, Sydney and Melbourne. Believed to be R 620 V8, G 500 and G 450. Trucks undisguised, but fitted with locally-supplied chromed bull bars.

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