Author Archives: Maree Mullett

Australia just loves a Century

Legendary Australian cricketer, Matthew Hayden has been appointed as a brand ambassador for  Australian battery manufacturer – Century.  As the country faces another year with leading manufacturers set to shut their doors, the international cricketer says there has never been a more important time to remind people to support local businesses. “This year Century chalks up 89 years of manufacturing in ...

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FUSO CANTER EVOLUTION CONTINUES

The new improved Canter line-up features upgraded seats and interior trim and improvements to the overall driver experience. The proven mechanical specification of the Canter range has been left alone, although the Duonic automated manual transmission version now features a hill holder function to assist drivers, along with standard cruise control. The dashboard and door panels are now a mixture ...

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Major order from Poland – Hama Polska orders 1,100 Kögel semi-trailers

Commercial vehicle rental company Hama Polska, part of the DBK Group, has announced the addition of 1,100 new Kogel semi-trailers to its DBK rental fleet.  The order from Hama Polska comprised 900 new Kögel Cargo units and 200 new Kögel Mega semi-trailers to extend its rental services in Poland, Germany, Austria, Sweden and Spain. Under the umbrella of DBK Rental services, ...

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Out West

Volvo, Mack and UD find a new home in Sydney’s west at Blacktown. With an investment of $16 million, the company-owned dealership of Volvo, Mack and UD at Blacktown, off the Great Western Highway, puts the three brands under one roof in totally new premises. Providing improved service for its customers, in addition to the existing dealerships at Brisbane and ...

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Myth Busters

It’s time to appreciate the additional safety benefits of roll stability and to explode the myths of non-acceptance If you think the world is flat and that a good driver can’t be improved by providing them with the latest technology, then you are probably not going to like this feature on advanced braking systems. It’s now around 11 years since ...

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FILLING TIME – J.R Stephens & Co | Review

J.R Stephens & Co is the transport specialist for Brisbane’s landfill and resource recovery Moving the nation’s waste has become a highly specialised segment of the transport industry. Not only does it involve landfill and resource recovery, as the technology and infrastructure develops in an area it can lead to the creation of bio-generation plants and the production of green ...

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MaxiTRANS scores $60 million contract with Coles Supermarkets.

MaxiTRANS Industries Limited, Australia’s largest supplier of trailing road transport equipment solutions, has secured one of the nation’s largest ever contracts of its kind by signing an agreement to supply 395 of MaxiTRANS’ Maxi-CUBE and Freighter trailers to Coles Supermarkets in New South Wales and Western Australia. MaxiTRANS Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dean Jenkins said, “We are proud ...

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A taste of tomorrow for Scania at the Brisbane Truck Show.

Fresh from winning the IAA-award of “International Truck of the Year” in Europe, Scania Australia has announced it will preview its next generation Scania S 500 at the Brisbane Truck Show, (25-28 May, 2017). “We are bringing out for the Brisbane Truck Show an example of the New Truck Generation Scania prime mover that won the 1,000-point test undertaken by ...

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CUSTOM & CLASSIC – Old 500

Warren Caves focuses on Jeffsann Plant Hire Long before Mack trucks sounded like Volvo’s, and black exhaust stacks were more common than Euro 5 badges, the Mack Super-Liner, among others, epitomised the era of “Super Trucks”. Australia was under the leadership of a beer-swilling prime minister in the form of Bob Hawke, and diesel prices were low enough to ignore ...

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Falken Debuts Truck & Bus Tyres

New Falken truck tyres have been released by Sumitomo Rubber Australia (SRAU). The Falken truck tyre update includes a selection of large and small/medium truck tyres for highway regional/interstate and mixed on/off road applications. “We’re excited to be reintroducing ourselves to the Australian trucking industry with no less than 24 truck tyres changes – and we have more in the ...

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