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Author Archives: Maree Mullett

OPERATION CORONADO | Truck Review – Freightliner Coronado

Named after a series of 11 operations conducted by the American Forces in the Vietnam War, the Freightliner Coronado is a worthwhile member of any team – Words by Brenton O’Connor, Images by Geoff Parrington. The tipper and dog market is booming, especially in NSW and Western Sydney, so the invitation from Daimler Truck and Bus to drive its new ...

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Vale Ian Bruce | TRANSPORT NEWS

Ian Bruce, the man who introduced Freightliner to Australia has passed away in Melbourne, survived by his wife Betty. Ian’s career as a sales and marketing executive at Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles in Mulgrave, Victoria was backed by his vast truck industry experience and enabled him to see the potential of the Freightliner brand, which Mercedes-Benz acquired in 1981. He suggested ...

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IVECO’s Purple Ivy Eurocargo | TRANSPORT NEWS

Abby Van Baar and her parents Kim and Paul have taken delivery of a specially bodied IVECO Eurocargo adapted for travelling around Australia. Able to carry  Abby’s wheelchair, the combination gives Abby  the chance to travel without the normal constraints of her cerebral palsy. Researching for the right motorhome steered the family in the direction of high-end horse transportation and a chance meeting ...

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Volvo FH – Australian of the Year nomination 2019 | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volvo Trucks Australia is making a cheeky bid for the Australian of the Year title ahead of the Australia Day celebrations. With the 2019 Australian of the Year being announced Friday, on the eve of Australia Day, Volvo Trucks is suggesting its FH truck is a worthy contender for the most prestigious of nominations. “It ticks every box,” Volvo Group ...

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IVECO Hits the Podium on the Dakar  Rally 2019 | TRANSPORT NEWS

The 41st edition of the world’s most difficult race has come to an end after 5,000 kilometers driven on extreme terrains. Gerard de Rooy achieved the third place in the overall classification, winning another podium for Team PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO. The Team succeeded in taking its four trucks all the way to the last checkpoint, placing all of them ...

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MACK AT WORK ! | TRANSPORT NEWS -100 years of Mack Trucks in Australia

Soundtrack to 100 years of Mack Trucks in Australia Mack Trucks launches its Driving Australia Forward campaign to the iconic hit, Working Class Man. The campaign celebrates the hard working men and women who have helped build the Mack brand over the past 100 years. The trucking industry has helped shape our mining sector and made possible some of Australia’s ...

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Going Corporate | COMPANY PROFILE -Turps Tippers

Warren Caves joins Turps Tippers to talk about company growth and branding When you are out on the road you get to see different companies doing their thing and soon become accustomed to seeing the familiar names as you cross paths on a regular basis. Sometimes there seems to be really rapid fleet growth over a short timeframe, as almost ...

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Slim Pickings | TRUCK REVIEW

Improving aerodynamics can enable a truck and trailer combination to slide through the air rather than hit it head-on. Brenton O’Connor drives Volvo’s latest super-slippery FH – Images by Torque it Up Photography. Someone once said to me, when it comes to operating efficiently in the transport game, it’s not what you make, but what you save. Obviously in many ...

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Freightliner helps out Burrumbuttock Hay Run hero Brendan Farrell | TRANSPORT NEWS

Burrumbuttock Hay Runners organiser Brendan Farrell has taken delivery of a Freightliner Coronado ahead of another hay run to the Queensland outback. Freightliner has lent Mr Farrell the Coronado 122 for summer so he can continue his tireless work helping Australian farmers through tough times. In addition to his role helping drought-stricken farmers, Brendan is also an owner-driver and has ...

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Scania starts fuel cell trials | TRANSPORT NEWS

British industry association the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports that truck maker Scania is developing a fuel cell refuse truck together with Renova, a waste handling company in Sweden. The truck will feature a fully electrified powertrain as well as an electrified compactor, and is part of an environmental project backed by Swedish government agencies, including the country’s ...

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