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Company Profiles

Combining Experience – McNaughts Transport

When one of North America’s finest trailer manufacturers talks to one of Australia’s most experienced operators, the outcome is worth noting. Words by Chris Mullett How many times do we hear the phrase “Australian conditions”? Overseas manufacturers trying to sell their wares in our country are forever claiming they have taken into account the toughness and rawness of some of ...

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No Time to Waste – Pendpac – Aussie Allygator

As pressures increase on waste collection agencies, there’s a new player in the side loader business At PowerTorque we are constantly on the look out for innovative technology. Everyone knows the saying that “where’s there’s muck there’s money”, and, thanks to a NSW-based company, there’s now a new way to collect Otto bins from city streets. It’s called the Aussie ...

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Smooth Shifter – Cummins, Peterbilt & Eaton

Three heads are better than one as Cummins, Peterbilt and Eaton join forces to reduce fuel consumption It’s hard to be anything but positive if right now you happen to work at Cummins Engine Company. At this year’s Mid-America Truck Show, executives of the company were buoyant about their current trading position, with 2012 turning in the second best sales ...

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The French Connection – Renault

Renault shows its colours for future technology There’s a fierce independence evident in the way that Renault Trucks does business in Europe. No matter that it has been owned by Volvo Group since 2001 – when it comes to presenting its products, it does so without being influenced by the Vikings. Although Australia no longer sees the Renault product, albeit ...

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Location, Location – Greenfleet

The NSW/Victorian border provides an excellent base for a major trucking sales and repair hub According to Chris Dziedzic, dealer principal of Twin City Trucks, the Albury/Wodonga border towns are positioned at just about the centre of the trucking universe. “Being based on the Sydney to Melbourne corridor means that everyone involved in trucking drives past our door. Our job ...

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Ahead of the Pack – Cummins ISX and Signature Engines

Engine maker Cummins unveils ISX and Signature engines with SCR aftertreatment You’ve got to love the technology growth in the transport industry. Almost monthly, companies announce new levels of ability that even a decade ago were though to be unattainable. But it’s one thing to announce a new development, and something totally different to implement the same. The announcement comes ...

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Shifting Technology – IAA Truck Show

PowerTorque reports on the latest innovation for transmissions on display at the IAA in Hannover As the largest truck and equipment expo in Europe, the IAA at Hannover acts like a magnet for anyone interested in owning and operating commercial vehicles and equipment. As a way of understanding the sheer scale of the event, imagine our own Melbourne or Sydney ...

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New Horizons – JOST

  As the expert in fifth-wheel couplings and trailer landing legs, Jost is now moving into new markets to grow its reputation. Chris Mullett reports from the IAA Show in Hannover, Germany. Everybody in transport knows the JOST name. It’s synonymous with truck and trailer couplings and is at the forefront of truck specifications when it comes to equipping prime ...

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Heavy Metal – IAA Truck Show

It’s a serious business at the top end of exceptional load transport Heavy haulage is one of those highly specialised parts of transport that involves a high degree of personal knowledge and ability combined with the financial commitment to invest in the unique equipment necessary to do the job. The image of heavy haul operators in Australia has been traditionally ...

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Concrete and Clay – Piave Premix Concrete

Cat Trucks are standing up well in the urban jungle for Piave Premix Concrete of Melbourne The continuous rebuilding of Melbourne and the move to high-rise apartment blocks is great for the city, especially when every form of building uses concrete, and that happens to be the business you are in. Nestling right in the heart of Port Melbourne is ...

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