Author Archives: Maree Mullett

First Class Travel for Crocs in Far North Queensland | TRANSPORT NEWS

A Scania Next generation G 500 prime mover is assisting Australia Zoo and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors  to transport vital equipment from Beerwah, in South East Queensland, to the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Cape York, Far North Queensland. Powered by the latest Euro 6 rated 13-litre 6-cylinder engine, the up-market Scania and will pull two 20-ft containers 2500 km ...

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Isuzu’s N-Series upgrades for 2019 | TRANSPORT NEWS

The highly popular Isuzu N-Sereis truck range has been upgraded to include Independent Front Suspension (IFS) on key models across its range of light-duty trucks. The introduction of IFS  means a more predictable, car-like drive experience over our local highways and byways. “With most of the NNR line-up, we’ve moved away from a more rigid leaf spring set-up over to ...

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FINDING SOLUTIONS | Company Profile- Mick Murray Welding of Townsville

Mick Murray Welding of Townsville has one approach to building trailers – they have to work, and they have to last – Report by Chris Mullett Whenever PowerTorque meets executives visiting Australia for the first time, their comments are usually similar, in that they had not appreciated the harshness of operating conditions. The next comment usually is where they express ...

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LOVING THE LOADSTAR | CUSTOM & CLASSIC-Cooma Sand and Concrete

History and nostalgia play a role today with Cooma Sand and Concrete – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up. If you started working for Cooma Sand and Concrete today as a driver in the company’s latest truck, you would be treated to such luxuries as a Cummins ISL 9.0-litre, 360 hp diesel engine, matched to an Allison ...

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LIVE CARGO | Company Profile-Seilers Transport

Animal welfare is a critical component for Seilers Transport as specialist in livestock transport – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up. The person we become is very often shaped by circumstances experienced during our younger years. For Jared Seiler, being regularly dropped off at school by his mum in a truck loaded with pigs certainly influenced his ...

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HINO Australia releases sneak peak of the interior smart 500 Series Standard Cab

Hino Australia has released a sneak peak of the interior in its all-new street smart 500 Series Standard Cab. “Hino has redesigned the interior of the 500 Series Standard Cab models to provide our Australian customers with a cabin environment that really sets a new benchmark for medium duty trucks “ said Daniel Petrovski, Hino Australia’s Manager of Product Strategy. ...

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Westar Truck Centre, Erebus Motorsport and Penske Commercial Vehicles are assisting with drought relief | TRANSPORT NEWS

In a collaborative effort, Westar Truck Centre, Erebus Motorsport and Penske Commercial Vehicles are assisting with the drought relief effort via the donation and transportation of a trailer of hay to one of the worst affected drought areas in NSW. The donation is part of the 2018 Drought Relief effort that is being co-coordinated by Danny Payne of Payne’s Livestock. ...

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CZECH-MATE | TRUCK REVIEW- TATRA

TATRA has a formidable reputation for trucks that go anywhere, anytime The mining and drilling industries of Western Australia have produced all types of requirements for vehicles that can spend their working lives operating in extreme conditions. One make of truck that has fostered an enviable reputation for working in hostile conditions is TATRA. Manufactured in the Czech Republic, TATRA ...

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Vawdrey supports drought relief efforts | TRANSPORT NEWS

Trailer builder, Vawdrey Australia, has donated $10,000 to the Lions Clubs International’s Need for Feed Disaster Relief, supporting drought-affected communities and farmers. Need for Feed Chairman, Graham Cockerell, accepted the oversized cheque as truckloads of hay rolled off the Spirit of Tasmania in Port Melbourne on 13 August. Vawdrey Australia National Sales Director, Paul Vawdrey, said he wanted to bolster ...

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Dream Weaver | Company Profile – Glen Artney Truck & Trailer Repairs

Put a challenge in front of yourself, and when you achieve that, you then find another challenge – Mick McCulloch. There comes a time in your life when you become convinced that when something needs doing, it’s often easier to do it yourself. For Mick McCulloch, that thought was very relevant when it came to truck servicing in the Tamworth ...

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