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Author Archives: Maree Mullett

The Kingdom of Sand provides the highest challenges in off road racing – DAKAR 2020 | EVENTS

The route of the first edition of the Dakar in Saudi Arabia explores the vast expanses of the largest country in the Middle East. The drivers and crews would be facing a total of 7,500 km, including 5,000 km of special stages, five of them longer than 450 km. In a country where the desert is king, 75 percent of ...

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BRAND LOYALTY | Truck Review – IVECO & International

International and IVECO make strong relationships that last the test of time. The Eagle has well and truly landed as far as Edwards Transport in Tasmania is concerned. As the owner and founder of the company, Dean Edwards has owned four International Eagles since 2005 with his most recent being a 9200 model that remains in the fleet today and ...

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BOSCH MAN | Company Profile – BOSCH

German manufacturer Bosch has come a long way from fixing batteries and light globes – Chris Mullett reports from NACV Atlanta.  When the Bosch sign hangs outside an auto shop it’s a symbol that the performance of the store will have properly trained and accredited technicians able to understand the complexities of electrical systems and find a solution for those ...

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NIFTY SHIFTY | TRANSPORT NEWS

Transmission Upgrades for 2020 The NACV in Atlanta is for media the gift that goes on giving, as tucked away in various corners of the Expo were a host of interesting new developments. Space, or rather a restriction on unlimited space in PowerTorque’s December issue, meant that some of our news has carried over into this issue. Detroit continues to ...

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Downsizing for increased uptime and reduced downtime should produce a good time | Truck Review – Scania

Not that long ago, we talked about downtime being the measurement of the unavailability of a truck for active service. For no apparent reason other than it was thought up by an American in a marketing department somewhere, the description of reducing downtime was switched to increasing uptime, meaning the amount of time the truck was available for active service. ...

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ROLLING ON | Transport News – Hendrickson

Hendrickson reveals its next generation of steering and suspension options As the new Freightliner Cascadia debuts in the Australian market, Hendrickson has announced the option of the Optimaax forward-liftable tandem-axle system and Airtek NXT for the Cascadia in the North American market. The Optimaax system is an innovative 6×2 solution designed to help fleets save fuel cost, tyre wear and ...

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CONSTANT PRESSURE | Transport News – Continental Tyres

There are easier ways to check tyre condition than crawling underneath a truck or trailer. When dealing with tyre companies it appears that each tyre manufacturer prides itself on resisting the temptation to tell anyone, including its customers, anything about the features and benefits of its products. Despite the technology contained within a tyre casing being as technically advanced and ...

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UNDERSTANDING NEIGHBOURS | TRANSPORT NEWS

UD Trucks and Isuzu Motors Japan prepare to join forces As we head into the New Year, PowerTorque has been advised of the creation of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles in order to capture the opportunities in the ongoing transformation of the industry. The two parties are the UD ...

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THE BULL’S ROAR | Company News – Meritor

Running with the Bull is Meritor’s way of showing itself as a modern innovator – Words by Chris Mullett. Being noticed in today’s crowded marketing environment results in some companies adding an emblem or adopting an animal as its public face to stand out from the competition. For Meritor, the symbol is the Big Bull, and it heads up the ...

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NEW PARTS DISTRIBUTION CENTRE FOR HINO | TRANSPORT NEWS

Hino Australia has recently signed a lease on a new site in Sydney’s outer west at Horsley Park. The Horsley Park Estate is located within the established industrial areas of Horsley Park and Eastern Creek as well as Western Sydney’s Employment Area (WSEA).Hino is planning to occupy a 9230 square metre all-new high-tech facility at 2 Johnston Crescent comprising a ...

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