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New TRP Outlet for Pakenham, Victoria | TRANSPORT NEWS

Packenham in Victoria is the latest location for a new TRP Truck and Trailer Parts store. The new store is an extension of both the Hallam and Bayswater Truck Centres. It is owned by the South Australian-based CMV Group and together the three facilities service most of Melbourne’s eastern region, also providing support into West Gippsland and the Yarra Valley. ...

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Freightliner Technician of the Year | TRANSPORT NEW

New Zealand’s Cameron Nicol has been announced as the Freightliner Australia Pacific Technician of the Year. The final stage of the competition was held recently at the newly established Daimler Truck and Bus Training Academy in Mulgrave, in Melbourne’s east. Mr Nicol, who is from Trucks and Trailers in Auckland, edged out Brodie Martin, from Daimler Trucks Adelaide, and Adrian ...

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Victoria’s Kingston Garage takes out Shell’s global Retailer of the Year award in an Australian first | TRANSPORT NEWS

Kingston Garage, located in Heatherton, south east of Melbourne, has been awarded Shell’s highest accolade, Global Single Site Retailer of the Year 2017, at a recent awards ceremony in Dubai UAE. The garage, a Shell fuels retailer for over 50 years, is the first Australian site to win this prestigious award after successfully fending off fierce competition from 8,370 sites ...

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TOILETS, LIGHTS AND WATER ARE NOT JUST ‘DESIRABLE’ | TRANSPORT NEWS

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has called for major changes to the guidelines for building truck rest areas as access to toilets, lighting and water have been classified as ‘desirable’, not a requirement. “Our roads and rest areas are a driver’s workplace and we have little chance of resolving fatigue if drivers are not provided with basic human rights to ...

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Freightliner’s Argosy comes to the end of the road | TRANSPORT NEWS

Freightliner Australia has announced that in 18 months time the Argosy cabover range will cease production, ending an era of the company offering both cabover and conventional models. Replaced by the all-new Cascadia, the decision to cease manufacturing ends a history that spans two decades, since it arrived on the Australian market in 1999. “It is fitting that we will ...

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Townsville dealer raffles new truck for local mum’s cancer fight | TRANSPORT NEWS

RGM Maintenance Townsville is raffling a new Fuso truck in a bid to save a local mum’s life. Mother of three, Kellie Turner, requires special brain surgery in the USA to remove an aggressive Grade 3 Oligodendrogliomas tumour from critical brain regions in Kellie’s front left lobe. Raffle entrants will be able to choose between select models from the Built ...

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Dave Whyte joins the Scania Driver Training Team | TRANSPORT NEWS

Scania Australia has announced the appointment of Dave Whyte to its team of expert driver trainers. David was the inaugural winner of the Scania Young Australian Truck Driver of the Year Competition in 2007, and subsequently joined the PowerTorque Magazine team as a contributing writer while also running his own transport business.  After recent exposure to the New Truck Generation, ...

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DHL Express to launch new Gold Coast Service Centre by end 2018 | TRANSPORT NEWS

New 3,000 square facility will offer international service from the Gold Coast, to further support growth of small and medium businesses DHL Express, the world’s leading international express provider, has announced that it will open a new purpose-built Service Centre on the Gold Coast, within the key industrial area of Molendinar. Expected to be fully operational in the second half ...

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INTERNATIONAL® ProStar® delivers for O’Connors CASE IH  | TRANSPORT NEWS

The International Truck brand is back in the public arena as the lead vehicle in the delivery fleet of O’Connors CASE IH, one of Australia’s leading CASE IH Dealerships. The INTERNATIONAL® ProStar® 6×4 sleeper cab prime mover will tow a three axle, drop deck trailer, hauling equipment between Melbourne and various branches. According to Shepparton Branch Manager, Brendan O’Connor the ProStar® had ...

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Fuso Fighter delivers for Dubbo | TRANSPORT NEWS

Metroll a leading Australian manufacturer and supplier of roofing, cladding, rainwater, structural and fencing products, has taken delivery of a new Fuso Fighter 2427 for steel delivery in the Dubbo area. The new Fuso Fighter 2427 Fighter will service an area of 300km rides from Dubbo centre covering different terrain from the hilly country of the Blue Mountains to the ...

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