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Company Profiles

Conventional Thought

Volvo’s bonneted range hits a new high in North America In the land of devout patriotism and apple pie, the rise in sales of Volvo Trucks throughout the North American market has been an interesting experience for the Swedish truck maker. Unlike any of its European market successes, for North America, Canada and Mexico its presence has been riding on ...

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Bin Empty or Bin Laden? – That is the question

Dave Whyte checks out the new dual-control Volvo FE In recent weeks we have seen a lot of news around the waste industry; in particular, with the release of two new trucks designed specifically for urban refuse collection. Many of us would likely not consider the waste industry as a part of the road transport industry, but when you consider the ...

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Light and Easy

Thinwall Trailers offer weight savings with aluminium designs The recent AUSTimber2016 event held in East Gippsland provided a relaxed and informative opportunity to take a look at trailers from overseas as well as those manufactured within Australia.   Canadian companies are increasing their involvement in the Australian market, and this has resulted in leading aluminium trailer builder, Titan Trailers Inc. ...

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MAXIMUM VISIBILITY

Making the right impression means coordinating every aspect of the business for Select Quarry Materials It’s been two years since the merger of Central Quarry Materials and The Good Soil created the new business entity of Select Quarry Materials. But for joint managing directors Mark Allen and Michael Sultana, it’s been an exciting journey as they establish the brand on ...

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Changing Times

  Is there a wind of change for loggers moving from conventionals to cabovers?    The recent AUSTimber forestry event held in Traralgon, Victoria, provided a clear-cut opportunity to watch and learn about one of the harshest transport applications in the country. Rough, often wet and slippery roads, cut and graded through plantation forests, can produce their own set of ...

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Group Effort

Success comes from controlling a trio of companies, according to Volvo Group Australia The Australian truck market is renowned for being one of the most competitive in the world, and with more makes each year competing for market share it’s not an option for any of the truck makers to lose focus, lest they lose sales and overall ranking. It’s ...

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Aussie Ingenuity

Not just a manufacturing plant, more of a way of life Back in 1971, Australia’s population was actually half that of today, and with Prime Minister John Gorton running the country the nation was celebrating tennis star Evonne Goolagong being named the Australian of the Year. It was also in the same year the government announced that Australian and New ...

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Loving the Legend

For Mulgoa Excavations every year sees additional growth PowerTorque fist caught up with the team from Mulgoa Excavations around four years ago. At that time, the company was working hard to grow its business, and managing director Daniel Buttigieg took time out to discuss his aims and objectives as the company worked off the slogan of “Your haulage and spoil ...

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Fuel for Thought

Warren Caves provides firsthand experience of the fuel tanker industry After a tragic high-profile fuel tanker accident at Mona Vale in 2013 and subsequent recent court case, PowerTorque magazine takes a closer look at road fuel transport safety. While heavy vehicle accidents for whatever reason are unfortunately not uncommon, fuel tanker crashes are more likely to be much more spectacular ...

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Pumped Up

DAF CF85 finds a future in concrete With a fleet of 30 vehicles, Azzurri Concrete of Wetherill Park is proud to claim that when it comes to high-pressure concrete pumping the company reckons it’s the best in the business. “We’ve got concrete in our veins,” said a company spokesperson. “We prepare our own slabs and then we complete the pour. ...

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