Company Profiles

WALK THE LINE | Custom & Classic – Shane & Debbie Lee of Kelly’s Transport

Warren Caves visits Shane and Debbie Lee of Kelly’s Transport – Images by Torque it Up The venerable Kenworth T908 of Shane and Debbie Lee is our PowerTorque feature truck in this month’s Custom and Classic. If you could transit through time and travel back to 2008, you would be able to view this truck proudly gracing the Kenworth stand ...

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FAMILY TIES | COMPANY PROFILE – Kelly Transport of Toowoomba

Kelly Transport of Toowoomba celebrates four generations of trucking When a member of the family works with trucks, it’s something they share with all their relatives, and it’s only a matter of time before another cousin, sister or brother gets behind the wheel. PowerTorque caught up with Mitch Kelly at the Kelly Transport terminal in Toowoomba recently, to learn how ...

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CUSTOM AND CLASSIC – MACK TIME Sunny Warby’s B-Model Mack | REVIEW Custom and Classic Trucks

Mack Time – Sunny Warby’s B-Model Mack (Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up) It’s 1965 and the air is filled with enthusiasm and anticipation. A young 23-year-old Sunny Warby is about to purchase his new truck, but, unbeknown to him at the time, it will still be parked in his shed some 52 years later. Prior to ...

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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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