giving trucks a second bite of the cherry

Giving Trucks a Second Bite of the Cherry

Buying well-maintained pre-owned trucks that have been operating in a rental fleet can be an attractive option, giving trucks a second bite of the cherry. Paul Matthei spoke with Vince Mannone, owner of VA Hire Transport, who is using pre-owned trucks in his varied fleet.  Read more

a fleet of mainly Kenworth trucks

A Fleet of Mainly Kenworth Trucks 

S & K Whitehead Earthmoving plays a pivotal role in keeping the farmlands, national parks and roads around Corryong in north eastern Victoria in order and runs a fleet of mainly Kenworth trucks including a T409 and a new T410SAR tipper are part of a formidable force that keeps the operation ticking over, day in and day out. Read more

someone who wasn’t born into the industry

Someone Who Wasn’t Born Into The Industry

Joe Joseph, Managing Director of JD Refrigerated Transport, is someone who wasn’t born into the industry. At the same time, recent events including the Covid-19 pandemic have placed extra demand on essential services including the food transport industry. These circumstances have, according to Joe, seen the company’s freight task rise by nearly 10 per cent. Read more

a most picturesque and geographically diverse region

A Most Picturesque and Geographically Diverse Region

The Upper Murray town of Corryong is nestled in the heart of a most picturesque and geographically diverse region. Located in the far north eastern corner of Victoria near the pristine upper reaches of the mighty Murray, the town also resides in the foothills of the western escarpment of the NSW Alps. Read more

getting easier to get access these days

Getting Easier to Get Access These Days

“It seems to be getting easier to get access these days,” says Ken Beggs, who owns Beggs Bulk. “When I was trying to get into Victoria, they wanted an engineer’s swept path drawing, theoretical drawing, which doesn’t stand up in real life. I insisted with VicRoads that I would not get the drawings done, but I convinced them to let me do a road trial. Read more

one of the great all rounders

One of the Great All Rounders

Hailing from the small rural town of Corryong in north eastern Victoria, S & K Whitehead Earthmoving plays a pivotal role in keeping the surrounding farmlands, national parks and roads in order and like many rural operators is one of the great all rounders.  Read more

an early start in trucking

An Early Start in Trucking

Ken Beggs, who run Beggs Bulk out of Mildura, bought his first truck when he was eighteen and got an early start in trucking. He got involved with hauling hay and other rural contracting tasks. At the time, there was also a lot of work for a flat-top hauling fruit out of the Shepparton region.  Read more

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