Company Profiles

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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BUCKETS & BLADES | Company Profile – Cleary Bros

Warren Caves visits the Cleary Bros equipment museum. Images by Torque it Up) A familiar sight on the roads of the Illawarra region, about an hour south of Sydney, is the distinctive “highway yellow” trucks of Cleary Bros. Highway yellow was the colour adopted by Caterpillar in the 1950s to replace the original grey for any equipment working near roads ...

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TASSIE TREAT | Company Profile – Woodhouse Transport of Ulverstone

For the Woodhouse family of Ulverstone, a Legend 900 is the perfect tool for logging – Words and images by Ed Higginson If trucking runs in your blood, you can’t help but get excited about seeing Kenworth’s Legend 900 at work. Although present-day development is focused on major advances in autonomous and electric trucks, catching up with a Legend 900 ...

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PBS and INNOVATION | COMPANY PROFILE – Pushing the envelope delivers dividends for Porthaul

 Pushing the envelope delivers dividends for Porthaul.- Words by Ed Higginson, Images by Goodman Photography Consistent growth comes from a desire to always look for better ways of doing things, says the general manager of bulk transport and civil contractor Porthaul. James Williamson. With depots in Portland, Mount Gambier and Melbourne, Porthaul operates throughout South Australia, Victoria, NSW, and extending ...

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McCOLL’S LOOKS TO THE FUTURE | Company Profile -New owners for the well-respected family name

New owners for the well-respected family name – Words by Ed Higginson, and images by Robbie Rose. McColl’s Transport was started in 1952 by Stuart McColl and his wife June, with a single vehicle transporting milk around Geelong, Victoria. Under their guidance, and with the arrival of son-in-law David Stevens, the business grew across Victoria until it was sold in ...

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COMPANY PROFILE | Gaining Ground -Corbet’s Group is truly amazing, with many different interests

Warren Caves joins Corbet’s Group for an update on the company – Images by Torque it Up When Al Corbet started out as a logging contractor and sawmill operator back in 1970, the family business was a lot different. Firstly, his original AB 180 International, with its 6V53 GM soundtrack wouldn’t pass muster today, and, secondly, because the Corbet’s Group ...

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TRATON ON TRACK | TRANSPORT NEWS – Volkswagen Truck and Bus Group to change its name to TRATON Group

A new dawn for global transport as Volkswagen Truck and Bus restructures. There’s nothing understated about the decision by Volkswagen Truck and Bus Group to change its name to TRATON Group. The announcement was timed to coincide with the IAA Expo in Hanover in Germany, and while the show it itself is a huge extravaganza of displays and investment, even ...

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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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