Company Profiles

Going Corporate | COMPANY PROFILE -Turps Tippers

Warren Caves joins Turps Tippers to talk about company growth and branding When you are out on the road you get to see different companies doing their thing and soon become accustomed to seeing the familiar names as you cross paths on a regular basis. Sometimes there seems to be really rapid fleet growth over a short timeframe, as almost ...

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Liftability | Company Profile -Maxilift Australia covers a broad spectrum of lifting requirements

Maxilift Australia covers a broad spectrum of lifting requirements – Report by Stuart Martin. A range of vehicle-mounted machines capable of lifting from 500 kg/metre to 30,000 kg/metre is undoubtedly a broad claim, but, as Maxilift Australia points out, it can fulfil all demands throughout that weight range requirement. The company has operated in its current form for the last ...

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TRACKSIDE | TRUCK REVIEW-Ed Higginson joins Steve Richards Motorsport and the team DAF XF105

Ed Higginson joins Steve Richards Motorsport and the team DAF XF105 I’ve driven between Melbourne and Sydney many times in lots of different trucks, but driving two up with Steve Richards will definitely be my most memorable. The ride in his brand-new DAF XF105.510 with the Super Space cab, hooked up to his B-double transporter, made it even more special. ...

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In for the Bulk Haul | Company Profile – Scholz Bulk Haulage

Kenworths are part of the family DNA for Scholz Bulk Haulage – report by Ed Higginson Many truckies in Australia hold a strong passion for the Kenworth badge, and, after arriving at Scholz Bulk Haulage in West Wodonga on the NSW-Victorian border, you can see that holds true for everyone working in this family business. Craig Scholz’s passion for Kenworths ...

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Family Ties | COMPANY PROFILE – Cromack Transport of Grafton bases its future on a strong family tradition

Cromack Transport of Grafton bases its future on a strong family tradition – Words by Chris Mullett, images by Nathan Duff  One of the great privileges of interviewing different operators around the country is being able to learn of the history behind the company, especially those that retain the family name on the side of every truck in the fleet. ...

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Flying the Flag | TRAILERTORQUE – Krueger Trailers

Krueger Trailers proves that being Australian owned has a great future – Words by Brenton O’Connor There are many commentators that consistently decry Australian design and manufacturing, but for the transport industry there’s nothing better than dealing with people that know our roads and systems and produce equipment that outlives expectations. Following our recent stories on the Volvo Group local ...

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Every Town, Every Day | COMPANY PROFILE- FOLLOWMONT TRANSPORT

The express parcels business imposes its own demands on customer service – Words by Brenton O’Connor.  The core business for Queensland-based Followmont Transport is founded upon the express parcel service, with the aim to service every town in its network every day. Now in its second generation, the company is currently directed by Mark Tobin, whose father started the business ...

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Rock Solid | TRAILERTORQUE – Bruce Rock Engineering

Bruce Rock Engineering is a standout performer for trailer buyers that rank reliability and durability as the key to profitability – Words and images by Chris Mullett. There’s no doubt that Western Australia does things differently from the rest of the country. This view may largely be because of the continuing rise and fall of the mining industry, making long-term ...

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ShawX Manufacturing | TrailerTorque – Shawx Manufacturing

New management and a revitalised business structure set ShawX Manufacturing on the right path for the future – Words and images by Warren Caves As a family-owned business, ShawX Manufacturing is the new force behind the specialist trailer manufacturer formerly known as Titan Manufacturing. Based in the Brisbane suburb of Cleveland, the change of ownership and establishment of a new ...

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Triple Treat | TrailerTorque – Daltrans Bulk Haulage

Daltrans Bulk Haulage gets the grain moving – words and images by Mark Higgins. Like most country kids growing up on the land, Daltrans Bulk Haulage owner Dallas Kropp grew up around machinery and spent weekends and school holidays behind the wheel of an assortment of implements while working on the family farm. His father owned a fuel transport business, ...

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