Author Archives: Maree Mullett

New Freightliner EconicSD Waste Collection Truck | TRANSPORT NEWS

Freightliner Trucks has introduced the new Freightliner® EconicSD™ waste collection truck at WasteExpo. The Freightliner EconicSD is a modern, low-entry cab-over-engine (COE) waste collection truck for the North American market.The cab and chassis are designed and manufactured in Woerth, Germany – Daimler’s largest truck plant. More than 125 modifications were made to optimize the truck for North American operations. Final ...

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Wards get their Daily indulgence | TRANSPORT NEWS

As distributors of natural food products, Ian Ward and his wife Linda of ‘Earthly Indulgence’ spend long hours on the road each day delivering a range of goods to supermarkets, cafes, health food shops, chemists and fitness and well-being centres. Such is the workload that the couple have equipped their 12m³ IVECO Daily 50C van as a mobile office, this ...

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Five horses, four people and all the amenities in one IVECO Stralis | TRANSPORT NEWS

When equine enthusiasts Ben and Lee Traynor wanted a high-end horse transporter with the added space for luxury living for the whole family, they quickly identified IVECO’s Stralis ATi as the perfect platform. The couple was spurred on by 11 and seven-year-old daughters, Elsie and Hannah, up and coming riders who regularly participate in show horse and horse hacking events. ...

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DELIVERY THE DREAM | COMPANY PROFILE- CMV Trucks Derrimut

CMV Trucks at Derrimut on the western outskirts of Melbourne sets a standard for truck operators that is truly world class After 18 months of construction, CMV Truck & Bus Derrimut is now officially open for business. Mack, UD Trucks and Volvo Truck and Bus Sales, Parts and Service departments are now operational in what is truly a state-of-the-art dealership. ...

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REVENGE IS SWEDE | TRUCK REVIEW – Scania Next Generation

No longer overshadowed by other Western European truck manufacturers, this year belongs to Scania as it launches its New Generation Truck Range across its global platform.  The first half of 2018 plays host to the launch of the New Generation Scania truck range, and, as the final plans are being drawn to make this Australian launch the most memorable in ...

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ON THE MONEY | COMPANY PROFILE – Warren Caves visits Goulburn operator Whitlee Transport

Warren Caves visits Goulburn operator Whitlee Transport – Images by Mark Bean For Leanne Whittaker, the owner and director of Whitlee Transport, the art of running a successful business stems from focussing on your drivers as your best asset. Leanne takes that focus a little further than most operators, welcoming the families of the drivers into feeling they also play ...

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THE BUCKET LIST | TRUCK REVIEW – LinCon & MAN TRUCKS

LinCon aims high as Australia’s leading supplier of elevated work platforms When discussing elevated work platforms there’s a tendency to think first of portable, self-drive, scissor lifts that beep as they travel between light poles so an operator can change the globes. There’s still a market for this entry-level of equipment, but, with the strict operational controls covering the safe ...

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ON THE ROAD WITH ATEGO | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz ATEGO

Brenton O’Connor gets up close and personal with the all-new Mercedes-Benz 4×2 and rigid 1630L The launch of a new truck can be of huge significance to its manufacturer. It’s all a question of timing and there’s always pressure on all concerned in the marketing team to introduce its features and benefits to members of the media for them to ...

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A TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING | TRUCK REVIEW – MAN TRUCKS & DDS TRANSPORT

A long-term association with MAN has been the key to success for Steve McFadden and Damien van Twest Being in the right place at the right time is the basis for the foundation of DDS Transport Solutions, a Brisbane-based transport company focusing on time-sensitive refrigerated freight deliveries. The fleet comprises six MAN TGM 6×4 prime movers, four being powered by ...

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THE BITUMEN HIGHWAY | TRANSPORT NEWS Speedies Contractors

Knowing your business in depth can mean the difference between fighting for work and always keeping busy.  The need for specialist transport solutions spans such a broad spectrum that for many of us there remain areas of which we have no experience. While that can restrict the opportunities when looking for new work, for those with specialist knowledge of a ...

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