Company Profiles

UP, UP and AWAY | TRAILERTORQUE – SANY

SANY concrete pumping equipment joins the Gough Transport Solutions stable – Words by Ed Higginson, images by Geoff Parrington.  The Gough Group is New Zealand and Australia’s leading value-add solutions provider to the infrastructure, mining, forestry, transport and power system industries. It’s a diverse group made up of five trading subsidiaries incorporating ten distinct businesses, and, as a privately-owned New ...

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FIT FOR PURPOSE | TRAILERTORQUE – JOST and Townsville Logistics

With 130+ tonnes GCW and up to 100 tonnes payload on all runs, Townville Logistics has a business model that would be the envy of many operators – Words by Chris Mullett – Images by Jonathan Wood In the heavy haul road train business the economies of scale are quite outstanding. High weights, long distances and very specialised equipment are ...

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HORSES FOR COURSES | COMPANY PROFILe – Millers Transport Group

Ed Higginson charts the growth of Millers Transport Group from a single horse-drawn trailer to major container handlers There’s something very special about interviewing a family-owned transport business, especially when there’s a rich history relating to the ancestors that started the business from zero. Back in 1923, Syd Miller recognised the need for reliable transport services in the East Melbourne ...

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CONTAINMENT | Product Review

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to replacing hoses before they can fail When the first sign of a component failure is a pool of fluid on the floor, it’s time for any workshop to initiate preventative maintenance, rather than rectification after failure. Hoses come under the category of being able to generate a major engine or equipment ...

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LIVING THE DREAM | Company profile – Hayllar Transport

With a strong reputation for great service and an immaculate fleet, Hayllar Transport has reason to celebrate the arrival of a new T610SAR – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up Small rural town values and community spirit, along with a new Kenworth 610SAR are sound drivers of business for Hayllar Transport of Narrandera. The town of Narrandera ...

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KEEPING IT COOL | REVIEW – QCFM – Volvo Trucks

Melbourne-based QCFM grows its business in refrigerated freight – Words and images by Ed Higginson It is always great to see a business grow from small beginnings, reminding everyone out on the road that the dream of starting your own business can be achieved. And, with QCFM, managing director Eddie Quadara’s success has been amazing to see. Just six years ...

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Automatic Benefits | REVIEW – Eaton Group – Cummins Inc

The joint venture between Eaton Group and Cummins Inc. was the focus of the Cummins NACV exhibit, offering a glimpse into the diversity of the X12 and X15 when paired with the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies all-new Endurant transmission. Endurant is the first automated heavy-duty transmission to be introduced by the newly formed joint venture between Eaton and Cummins. ...

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Supply Chain | Company Profile – Simpson Fuel Supplies – Kenworth

For Simpson’s Fuel Supplies, company growth results from always focusing on the needs of the customer.  Words and images by Warren Caves Born of humble beginnings in a small petrol station and mechanical-repair/panelbeating business, Simpson Fuel Supplies has found a comfortable niche within the fuel transport arena. The small enterprise was opened in 1963 by Jack Simpson and his son ...

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Sealing the deal | Company Profile – Bitutek of Perth

It’s all things bitumen for Bitutek of Perth There’s an expectation that by the very nature of bitumen being black and sticky, the trucks that carry this commodity are going to find it hard to keep up appearances. That’s certainly not the case with the Bitutek fleet, as, although the company is completely focused on providing the highest grade of ...

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CLEAN & GREEN IN THE WEST | Company Profile – South West Express

David Meredith interviews Mark Mazza of South West Express, Bunbury.  The first Scania Euro 5 fleet to operate in WA is now the first Scania Euro 6 fleet as well, with Bunbury’s South West Express (SWE) having just taken delivery of four G490 Scanias. Destined for use in metropolitan and outer suburban work, the new G490s replace previous Scania R500s ...

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