PowerTorque People

Pete 379 owner driver Nathan

  #PowerTorquePeople Powertorque Magazine, spotted this very impressive Peterbilt travelling south on the Hume Highway today and followed it…. OK, “Stalked it” to Marulan BP. The owner driver Nathan was only too happy to chat, telling us, he has had the “Pete”for 6 months. It’s a 2006 379 model running a Cummins Signature @ 600 HP. It has a Heritage ...

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Mark and Alexi #makingmemories

#PowertorquePeople The life of a Truckie can be a rewarding one, however irregular hours and time away from home can be demanding.So when school holidays come around, for some it’s a good oportunity to combine work and family time by taking the kids for a run in the truck. Powertorque Magazine stopped for a chat with Mark and Alexi yesterday ...

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JOE – Mechanic and Driver for Terrazza Australian Marble

Meet Joe, Powertorque Magazine ran into Joe recently on his way to Wagga with a load of tiles. Joe has been with Terrazza Australian Marble for 27 years. He told us he’s actually the company mechanic but fills in as driver when the need arises. “It’s good to put down the spanners every now and then for a change” he ...

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Graham and Dean Starkey

Graham and Dean Starkey were soaking up the glorious sunshine at the Sydney Classic and antique truck show today at Museum of Fire Penrith. Graham says he’s had this classic 1974 R-model Mack for about 3 months now. It runs a 320 coolpower engine and a Mack 10 speed transmission. He told Powertorque Magazine, he has done some mechanical work ...

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Bill Gaudie from Ross Transport

Bill Gaudie from Ross Transport, took time out for a chat with Powertorque Magazine on his way back from Cootamundra. Bill has been with Rossies for about 7 years and was originally driving flat tops on the steel task, however now he runs in the tipper side of things and says he loves it. I really like the Freightliner, it’s ...

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Rob Thornton-Driver for Success Transport of Karratha WA

Rob Thornton drives for Success Transport and PHHG with a 2007 Volvo FH16 at 550hp known as “Amazing Grace” with 1.2 million on the clock. “I grew up on a farm, my father was a truckie, I drive trucks because I love them, not because I can’t do anything else, I just love trucks. I believe I was brought up ...

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“Josh” of Rocky Lamattina and Sons.

This classy looking Kenworth T909 was being driven by “Josh” of Rocky Lamattina and sons. It’s powered by a Cummins E5 @ 600 HP. Josh says he normally runs between Wemen and Melbourne, however Powertorque Magazine caught up with him on his way back to Melbourne from Sydney .He said it was nice to have a bit of a change ...

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Bryan O’keeffe

Bryan O’keeffe has been driving this Isuzu bread truck for 3 years.He told Powertorque Magazine, that he wants to get into driving semi trailers and has already got his HC licence, however he has all but given up as he has approached numerous medium to large companies without success, as they all state that they require drivers with 2 years ...

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Barry AKA ‘Sleepy’ driver for Unanderra Tanker Hire

#PowerTorquePeople Powertorque Magazine said G’day to Barry, AKA, “Sleepy” recently. Sleepy drives this 409 SAR Kenworth for Unanderra tanker hire and says he has been with them for 11 years. The truck was a 70th birthday present from his boss JJ, he said it just turned up in my driveway one night two years ago. He said he had no ...

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Nathan Cooper -driver for Gradco of Tasmania

Nathan Cooper works for Gradco, a Tassie based civil works company, driving this classy looking T950 legend with a 600 Cummins underfoot. Nathan told PowerTorque magazine he is now based in Brisbane and runs around the North island after moving up from Tasmania a few years ago.Nathan was on his way to Melbourne with a 40 tonne articulated dump truck ...

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