from the workshop floor to the boardroom

From the Workshop Floor to the Boardroom

James Yerbury, owner of Robuk Engineeringhas been in the trailer building industry for almost 20 years, with extensive experience spanning the whole spectrum from the workshop floor to the boardroom. Formerly, he held prominent positions with several leading trailer manufacturers. Read more

offering from Hino bang up to date

Offering From Hino Bang up to Date

One major feature of the new 700 Series range is a broadening of the models available, coupled with Euro 6, there is also a suite of electronic safety features which brings the complete offering from Hino bang up to date. Read more

testing trucks 50 years apart

Testing Trucks 50 Years Apart

The latest Volvo FM is a state-of-the-art 21st century truck versus a Volvo F86 similar to the first truck built by Volvo in Australia sees PowerTorque testing trucks 50 years apart. Read more

remarkable surge in demand for new trailers

Remarkable Surge in Demand for New Trailers

A new trailer manufacturer in the Sunshine State is going gangbusters, thanks, in part, to the remarkable surge in demand for new trailers over the last 12 months or so. Paul Matthei sits down with James Yerbury, owner of Robuk Engineering, to discuss the details of his thriving new business.   Read more

a genuine heavy duty challenger from Hino

A Genuine Heavy Duty Challenger from Hino

The complete renewal of the Hino truck range reaches its conclusion with the introduction of the new 700 Series models and sees a genuine heavy duty challenger from Hino coming on to the Australian truck market. Read more

driver support scoring system

Driver Support Scoring System

Scania were the first brand to introduce the driver support scoring system in Australia and it has continued to develop. However on a recent test drive PowerTorque’s scores were not particularly flattering and so we decided to blame such a low scoring performance, on the scoring system not being reset at the beginning of the test drive. Read more

this truck is a bit of a goer

This Truck is a Bit of a Goer

With 205hp (151 kW) on tap under the driver’s right foot and 600Nm of torque all driving through a six-speed automatic gearbox, you start to get the idea this truck is a bit of a goer. Read more

Velocity buy another Daimler dealership

Velocity Buy Another Daimler Dealership

The US dealer operation Velocity Vehicle Group is further extending its major move into the Australian truck market as Velocity buy another Daimler dealership. After picking up a number of Daimler Truck dealerships early this year the US company has now taken control of Daimler’s biggest NSW outlet, its Huntingwood dealership. Read more

Mack in black

Mack in Black

Spotted last week by PowerTorque on its way to the Mount Isa Rodeo was this Mack in black, which is part of a sponsorship deal between the truck maker and Driza-bone. This week PowerTorque got the opportunity to test drive the stunning truck in stunning Western Queensland to see how the truck performs in its natural environment. Read more