Company Profiles

Knowing Your Limits – MAKTRANS of Toowoomba | TRUCK REVIEW Freightliner

Toowoomba-based MAKTRANS takes the family approach to business – Words by Chris Mullett, images by Nathan Duff.  When the owner of the company has worked in the business and experienced life on the road firsthand, it leads to a better understanding of the pressures that can apply to drivers and how these concerns can be addressed. MAKTRANS QLD Pty Ltd ...

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SKILL AT YOUR SERVICE- NIGHTINGALE TRANSPORT | TRUCK REVIEW

Nightingale Transport is justifiably proud of having the skills base to handle over-dimensional and unusual load configurations where others have moved away from the art of roping and sheeting. Some three years ago, in October 2014, PowerTorque visited Glenn Nightingale of Nightingale Transport to profile how the company had been able to grow its business at a time when other ...

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FRONTAL PROTECTION | TRUCK PARTS – Reducing front-end damage with Kentweld Bullbars

We are lucky here in Australia to have our choice of trucks from all around the world, with offerings from Europe, America, Japan, and of course our local manufacturers. While all of these trucks are designed to work well in their home country, there are some difficulties in adapting them to suit the local Australian operating environment. One good example ...

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THE BUILDING BRICKS OF TRANSPORT | TRUCK REVIEW – PowerTorque visits Clifford Brick and Tile of Ballarat

PowerTorque visits Clifford Brick and Tile of Ballarat. When we talk about the transport industry, we tend to generalise and treat it like we are all doing the same job. In essence we are, but within that job are many different niche roles. Quite often it’s those companies that find a niche, and stick to it, that become the greatest ...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE | TRUCK REVIEW-Foodbanking in Australia celebrates its 25th anniversary

Foodbanking in Australia celebrates its 25th anniversary, aided by a little assistance from the transport industry. Starting in NSW in 1992, and now a National Federation in all States, Foodbank grew to become involved with the provision of food to those in need. Today the organisation has grown to become independently capable of consistently supplying food to charities that in ...

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POWERTALK- Interview with Govi Kannan, Senior Vice President Mack Global Brand | Transport NEWS

Based at the Mack global headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, Govi Kannan has the somewhat daunting job of refining the products from the iconic Mack Trucks breed to suit the varying demands in terms of vehicle specifications from the different countries that he oversees. There’s obviously a major difference between a truck spec that works well in South America from ...

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SWAPPING COGS | Transport News – EATON Roadranger

The tried and true Eaton Roadranger can be significantly less expensive to recondition compared to some of the competitive AMT transmissions  At PowerTorque, we tend to focus on the latest improvements and innovations in transport, but, the fact is, there is a lot of older equipment out on the road that requires a level of maintenance and up-keep to maintain ...

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NO CONTEST | REVIEW KIM HAULAGE

Choosing disc brakes, EBS and roll stability was an easy choice for KIM Haulage. Some three years ago, PowerTorque visited Kim Haulage of Londonderry, on the north western outskirts of Sydney, to discuss how being an early adopter of technology could prove to be the right decision for efficiency, reliability and, above all, safety. Founder and managing director, Ken McClelland, ...

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING | REVIEW LOPEZ BROS TRANSPORT

Technology has not necessarily improved efficiency, and, for those with long memories, today’s experts could learn a lot from yesteryear – Chris Mullett.   Before we all got so terribly techno-efficient, preferring to stare at an iPhone than look someone in the face, people found it normal to communicate by talking to each other. The post took one day to ...

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REACH FOR THE SKY | TRUCK REVIEW – CITY CRANE TRUCK

City Crane Trucks has built its business by building the best relationships with its customers – Words by Stuart Martin, images by Christian Brunelli. Building relationships in the transport business is a cornerstone of any successful enterprise, not only with customers but also with your suppliers. In Bruno Simone’s case, good relationships with clients, suppliers and staff of City Crane ...

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