Author Archives: Maree Mullett

Innisfail Carrying Company Wins a UD Quon for 12 months | TRANSPORT NEWS

UD Trucks Australia has announced that Innisfail Carrying Company in Queensland has won its competition to add a UD Quon to  their business for an entire year. Innisfail Carrying Company is a family-owned business that started in 1995 with one prime mover, and has since expanded to include several depots across Queensland while operating a fleet of 38 trucks. “The ...

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FREIGHTLINER GROWS A MO | TRANSPORT NEWS

Freightliner grows a mo for men’s health in Movember Freightliner Australia is partnering with the Movember Foundation to raise vital awareness and funds to support men’s mental health. The truck manufacturer says it is getting behind Movember, which challenges men to grow a moustache during the month of November, because men’s mental health is a particularly important issue within the ...

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Eight Wheels and Attitude | TRUCK REVIEW – Isuzu 8-Wheeler

The popular 8×4 Isuzu FYJ 2000 forms the basis of the cost-competitive rigid truck market – Report by Ed Higginson. As Australia’s leading truck brand, Isuzu knows how to produce a truck that hits the spot in the market that it targets. With the FYJ 2000 8×4, since its launch in early 2013, it has proven popular as an agitator, ...

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Quon-upmanship | TRUCK REVIEW – UD

As the third string to the Volvo group bow, UD provides one of three reasons for operators to keep all their purchases under the one roof. Words by Brenton O’Connor The newly revised UD Quon (pronounced k-won) was previewed earlier this year at the Brisbane Truck Show. Now, with stock availability across the country, PowerTorque has been taking a closer ...

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Workplace Safety | TRANSPORT NEWS – Bailey Ladders

If you can climb up it, chances are you can fall from it. That’s the conundrum with workplace health and safety and with the chain of responsibility laws now reinforcing attitudes to safety the people at Bailey ladders have come up with a modular system of gantries that can be built up to varying lengths or heights to suit any ...

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 5th Annual International Mining and Resources Conference

The heavy hitters of the construction and mining world will be gathering at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre at Southbank, for the 5th Annual International Mining and Resources Conference. Running from the  29th October – 1st November, visitors will be able to get their first view of the new Scania XT,   the mining & construction version of the NTG that ...

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HINO WINS SAFE VEHICLE AWARD | TRANSPORT NEWS – Hino Safe Vehicle Award

The Hino 500 Series Wide Cab has won a Safe Vehicle Award at the Australasian Fleet Safety Awards. Run by Brake, the global road safety charity, the Awards recognise the achievement of those working to help reduce the number of road crashes involving at-work drivers in Australia and New Zealand. “Safety was the centrepiece of the development of the 500 ...

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Automatic Benefits | REVIEW – Eaton Group – Cummins Inc

The joint venture between Eaton Group and Cummins Inc. was the focus of the Cummins NACV exhibit, offering a glimpse into the diversity of the X12 and X15 when paired with the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies all-new Endurant transmission. Endurant is the first automated heavy-duty transmission to be introduced by the newly formed joint venture between Eaton and Cummins. ...

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Sharp Moves | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz Rigid Trucks

The latest MB rigids set a high standard amongst the new breed of Europeans – Words by Ed Higginson. With a background of five years since their initial launch in Europe, there’s a lot expected from the new range of Mercedes-Benz rigids as the German manufacturer continues its global rollout of new product. With the test programme completed and the ...

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A Legend in the Making | TRUCK REVIEW – Kenworth Legend 900

With news of the release of a Limited Edition Legend 900 circulating, Warren Caves looks at the background to Australia’s appreciation of trucking nostalgia Following on from the release of the Legend 950 as the first in the Limited Edition series released by PACCAR Australia, the Kenworth spotlight this year was turned on the Legend 900 that made the headlines ...

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