Company Profiles

PACCAR Parts is the key to longevity as proven by this T601 restoration for Mulgoa Excavations | COMPANY PROFILE

For Western Sydney’s Mulgoa Excavations’ owner Daniel Buttigieg, a blend of old and new equipment has helped his business flourish in the keenly-contested civil infrastructure landscape. The Mulgoa Excavations fleet comprises a total of around 50 trucks and 40 or so pieces of machinery including excavators, crushers, graders and screeners. Daniel started the company with a single 13-tonne excavator in ...

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PART AND PARCEL | Company Profile – Truckline

Times and changing for Truckline as Bapcor takes over control from CNH Industrial Described as Australia’s largest retailer of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, Truckline, as a division of CNH Industrial, supported all makes and models of North American, European and Japanese commercial vehicles. During the company’s 65 years servicing the Australian trucking industry, Truckline has built an extensive network ...

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NICHE MARKETING |

Cummins shows it remains very much in touch with future technologies.  The development of vertical integration programmes by the different truck makers to invest only in their own in-house powertrain development programmes could have been interpreted initially as a disaster for aftermarket or alternative option suppliers. Buyers still prefer choice, and where in-house OEM manufacturers have selected specific driveline combinations ...

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THE UNKNOWN QUANTITY | TRATON GROUP

PowerTorque looks at the growing structure of the TRATON Group. It’s an interesting situation when one of the largest trucking groups in the world remains largely unknown, at least in Australian trucking circles. The average driver will obviously know of the various brands of Scania, International and MAN, but it’s highly unlikely they have any clue about the name of ...

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GUARD DUTY | Operation Talisman Sabre

Barry Harmsworth reports on Operation Talisman Sabre  The Australian Defence Force has teamed with its American counterpart to participate in Operation Talisman Sabre, a biennial joint military exercise coordinated through the Shoalwater Bay Training Grounds, Central Queensland. Almost 38,000 personnel from the Australian Defence Force, the United States plus those from Japan, New Zealand, Canada and the UK combined to ...

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Strength in the South Pacific | Transport News – Penske NZ

While Australia and New Zealand share so many factors in terms of language, commonality of customs and the advantages of being neighbours in the South Pacific Region, when it comes to truck specification that’s where the similarities end. A recent visit to both the North and South Islands at the invitation of Penske New Zealand enabled the company to explain ...

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Western Style | TRUCK REVIEW – REXX

Developing a new vehicle is all in a day’s work for WA-based Bis Industries – Words by Neil Dowling A Western Australian mine-haulage truck that went from concept to testing in a mere 13 months now has garnered a strong global following by specialist resources and logistics companies. The Rexx, developed by the Perth-based Bis Industries mining and allied services ...

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THE AMERICAN DREAM | Company Profile – CR England

PowerTorque profiles leading American transport operator CR England to discuss the logistics of its economies of scale. Words by Chris Mullett – Images by Cristiano Brunelli.  With 100 years of history, the CR England linehaul fleet with its head office in Salt Lake City Utah makes some of our established major Australian operators look like minnows in a small pond. ...

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THE LEGEND LEGACY | Company Profile -For Sydney’s BT Tipper Hire it’s all about perfection

For Sydney’s BT Tipper Hire it’s all about perfection – Words and images by Ed Higginson It’s great to have something rather special in your fleet, and if you can have a Legend 950, what could top that? Except perhaps another Legend in the form of a 900. Based in Western Sydney, BT Tipper Hire has grown over the past ...

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INSPIRED EFFICIENCY | COMPANY Profile – Kennedy Express applies a strong work ethic to control profit and performance

Kennedy Express applies a strong work ethic to control profit and performance – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up As the operator of an overnight express parcel operation on Australia’s eastern seaboard since 1989, Kennedy Express, managing director Michael Kennedy bought his first truck, a MAN, after driving with IPEC doing linehaul work. At that time IPEC ...

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