starting out with a pair of Louisvilles

Starting Out With a Pair of Louisvilles

Over the years a number of brands have populated the Metal Transport Industries fleet with three brothers starting out with a pair of Louisvilles and a pair of Kenworth W-model prime movers. Read more

Supertruckers in the UK

Supertruckers in the UK

PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, met with TV’s Supertruckers in the UK when he visited the family-run heavy haulier Kings Heavy Haulage, located in Avonmouth, just outside of Bristol in the south west of England. Read more

hauling scrap metal for BHP

Hauling Scrap Metal for BHP

In 1979 brothers Kevin, David and Peter Murada started a trucking business, Metal Transport Industries, hauling scrap metal for BHP at Wollongong. Having started with four trucks, the company has grown and diversified over the years to include heavy haulage and oversize work, Paul Matthei reports. Read more

truck buying philosophy

Truck Buying Philosophy

Steve King, Kings Heavy Haulage’s Managing Director works out of a yard, located in Avonmouth, just outside of Bristol in the south west of England, which is where PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers. found him and asked about his truck buying philosophy.  Read more

command steered in reverse

Command Steered in Reverse

Matty Winterfield of Mount Gambier based Winterfields Float Hire explains that his third hybrid steering widener trailer, featuring a uniquely designed and engineered platform has an added advantage over the earlier two in that in addition to self-steering going forwards it can be command steered in reverse. He says the design combines the stability of a full widener with the manoeuvrability and reduced tyre wear of a deck widener. Read more

building a standalone load allocation system

Building a Standalone Load Allocation System

The genesis of the Arrow Logistics operation has seen Ian Forster, working as a barman in a pub in Toowoomba, building a standalone load allocation system on a mobile phone for his trucks and a large group of subcontractors. A friend of his from Clifton had asked him to help out with his transport business. Read more

a simple platform on a mobile phone

A Simple Platform on a Mobile Phone

Arrow Logistics uses a simple platform on a mobile phone which keeps all of the people involved in bulk grain supply chain informed about what loads are available to be transported, what trucks are available to do that load and where the product has to be delivered. Read more

able to quickly and efficiently adapt

Able to Quickly and Efficiently Adapt 

When you own a heavy haulage business, being able to quickly and efficiently adapt to a wide variety of haulage tasks is definitely the key to success. This is a prime reason Matty Winterfield of Mount Gambier based Winterfields Float Hire reckons a hybrid 4×4 float is the best thing since sliced bread.   Read more