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Freightliner helps out Burrumbuttock Hay Run hero Brendan Farrell | TRANSPORT NEWS

Burrumbuttock Hay Runners organiser Brendan Farrell has taken delivery of a Freightliner Coronado ahead of another hay run to the Queensland outback. Freightliner has lent Mr Farrell the Coronado 122 for summer so he can continue his tireless work helping Australian farmers through tough times. In addition to his role helping drought-stricken farmers, Brendan is also an owner-driver and has ...

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Scania starts fuel cell trials | TRANSPORT NEWS

British industry association the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports that truck maker Scania is developing a fuel cell refuse truck together with Renova, a waste handling company in Sweden. The truck will feature a fully electrified powertrain as well as an electrified compactor, and is part of an environmental project backed by Swedish government agencies, including the country’s ...

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Cut and Thrust | TRANSPORT NEWS

West Australian tree specialist company Arbor Guy was founded in 2008 by Managing Director, Guy Badger. Beginning with a small but dedicated three-person team, the business has exploded to an operation employing 28 full-time employees who share a  passion to promote a healthy urban and natural forest for all to enjoy. Day to day, you’ll find the Arbor Guy crews ...

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 KENWORTH ANNOUNCES THE NEW T610 AERO ROOF SLEEPER CAB | TRANSPORT NEWS

Kenworth has added even more flexibility to the T610 with the release of a 600mm aero roof sleeper cab to complement its existing day-cab, 760mm mid-roof and 860mm sleeper cab options. The most compact sleeper in the T610 range, the 600mm offers an outstanding driver experience and superior in-cab comfort. With greater fuel efficiency and payload capacity up to 26m ...

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TAFE Queensland announces Apprentice of the Year across three categories.| TRANSPORT NEWS

Ipswich local, Braiden McAlpine, has won the TAFE Queensland SkillsTech’s inaugural ‘Heavy Commercial Vehicle Apprentice of the Year’ award for outstanding achievement in the Heavy Commercial Vehicle category, as co-sponsored by Viva Energy. Viva Energy was invited to co-sponsor the inaugural award with HVIA as part of a new partnership with TAFE Queensland which will support training for the next ...

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TROUT River Australia sale to MaxiTrans | Transport News

MaxiTRANS  announces it has entered into an agreement to acquire Australasian Machinery Sales Pty Ltd (trading as Trout River Australia), a leading manufacturer and supplier of live bottom trailers in Australia. In FY18, Trout River Australia had approximately $10m in annual sales and an EBITDA of approximately $2m.  The acquisition is expected to be earnings accretive in FY19 with returns ...

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Where Autonomy Wins for Komatsu | TRANSPORT NEWS

If you are looking for justification of the principle of autonomous trucks here is the perfect example. Komatsu America Corp.,has announced the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than two billion tons of surface material moved autonomously. The FrontRunner system has now hauled more than all other commercial mining autonomous haulage systems combined.  Since ...

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THE AFV OPTION | TRANSPORT NEWS

Here’s a way for manufacturers of alternatively fuelled vehicles to gain a foothold in urban deliveries.   Dawsongroup, one of the UK’s largest commercial vehicle leasing companies, is offering customers the chance to try out alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) to ensure they are right for them before committing to a long-term lease. John Fletcher, MD at Dawsongroup truck and trailer, said: ...

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Darren Leyshon Appointed Head of IAM Oceania for ZF Services Australia | TRANSPORT NEWS

ZF Services Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Darren Leyshon to the position of Head of IAM Oceania, effective 26th November, 2018. Mr. Leyshon brings to the role a wealth of knowledge, with over 30 years of experience in the Australian and New Zealand independent aftermarket, with leading global companies, including an 11 year tenure at ZF ...

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Freightliner matches the Movember Movement | TRANSPORT NEWS

Through 2018 Freightliner Trucks has partnered with Movember, an organisation that focuses on men’s health, with a special focus on men’s mental health. To celebrate the association, the number 14 Freightliner Racing Commodore of Tim Slade and the Freightliner Coronado race team transporter will each sport a moustache at this weekend’s final Supercar championship round in Newcastle. “When people see the mo’, ...

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