Author Archives: Maree Mullett

Detroit Celebrates 75 Years

To celebrate its 75th year of innovation in on-highway, Detroit will showcase its proud legacy while promoting its latest product technology and engineering know-how at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show, from 16-19 May 2013. This year’s stand (Hall 4 Stand 85) features Detroit’s unparalleled Heavy Duty Engine Platform, acclaimed for its reliability and fuel economy – as well as a ...

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Bendix Releases the Latest Listings for Truck & Trailer Brake Applications

Featuring high performance engineering solutions for heavy transport applications, the new Bendix Truck & Trailer Catalogue containing a host of new applications, will be a valuable reference guide for all commercial service workshops and transport parts stores. This latest application guide covers listings for the widest range of trucks and trailers referencing models, variants, year, type of axle, pads, brake ...

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European Truck Market Drops for March

Fiat Industrial has reported that its trucks and commercial vehicles business – Iveco – suffered a small trading loss in the opening quarter of 2013, echoing a similar erosion of profitability at MAN Truck & Bus and more challenging trading conditions leading to lower earnings at AB Volvo and Scania. In March, new commercial vehicle registrations dropped for the fifteenth ...

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Hino Debuts New Benchmark in Simplicity and Safety

Hino Australia’s new 500 Series GT Crew Cab Automatic four-wheel drive truck builds on the popular manual version by adding a five-speed automatic transmission to combine ease of use with off-road capability and reliability. Hino Australia Product Planning Manager Daniel Petrovski said the GT Automatic was designed primarily with Australian fire-fighters in mind. “Australia’s fire-fighting organisations were at the forefront ...

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ALLENS FREIGHT NO RUN OF THE MILL PAPER DELIVERY SERVICE

For more than 200 years, Australians have been relying on newspapers for the latest news. But over this time it hasn’t just been the publishers working hard to keep their product in circulation – newspaper distributors are also working through the wee hours of the night delivering the day’s news in a timely manner. For Warrnambool company, Allens Freight, this ...

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Bar Up Bulbars Backs Up the Go Kart Scene

It’s all good news for the Grenfell kart club and the annual Bob Hinde Memorial & ‘festival of the kids’ event in June thanks to former local man, David Shaw and the team from Bar Up Bullbars based in Wagga as the major sponsor for this years event. David and the team have come on board to allow us to ...

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Shared Aspirations

  Kenworth and DAF join forces to present a 13-litre alternative for the Australian market If you want to be a success in the truck business, there’s a lot to be said for being able to achieve a genuine commonality of product offering. Whether you call it vertical integration or just common sense, reducing the variables in componentry can achieve ...

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Ride Like the Wind

Dave Whyte checks out the latest from Mercedes-Benz and adds a few aerodynamic options Often in these pages we write about the virtues of economy – the effect a vehicle can have on your business through things such as purchase price, fuel economy, service intervals and so on. It stands to reason then, that when we take two different prime ...

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Game On

CAT Trucks gets into stride, and International strengthens its brand as new stock arrives from North America. Words by Chris Mullett. If you thought the introduction of CAT Trucks into the Australian market was pretty much a one-horse wonder, then it’s time to think again. Against a backdrop of the seemingly intriguing involvement by CAT Inc., that saw the truck ...

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Detroit Muscle

Freightliner’s Coronado 114 hits the Hume Highway for the Sydney/Melbourne run with Chris Mullett The Coronado is a pivotal model for Freightliner’s success in Australia, and it comes onto our market after a long break in the company’s ability to fill this segment that was originally satisfied by Sterling with the HX9500. Coronado is aimed at the vocational and on-highway ...

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