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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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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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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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HIGH-FIVE | COMPANY PROFILE – Central Pre-Mix Concrete

New BTE tipper and five-axle dog trailers are proving to be a top choice for Central Pre-Mix Concrete. (Images by Charlie Suriano) The building industry in Melbourne always seems to be in full swing judging from the silhouettes of cranes that are always a feature of the Melbourne skyline. Central Pre-Mix Concrete is one of Melbourne’s leading sand, aggregate and ...

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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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