Rigs of the Week

Parry Logistics

From the time Parry Logistics opened its doors in 1958, the company has focused on general freight and bulk transport, operating mainly on the east coast with trips west as far as Adelaide. While it remains a family owned and operated business, the company slogan of “Yesterday’s Values – Tomorrow’s Technology” actually explains its attitude to valuing its employees. With ...

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GLS Transport- Mack Super-Liner

GLS Transport was started by Garry and his wife Susan in April 2014, starting with a CH Mack and three-axled dog trailer and last year adding Trevor Dyson as a subcontractor with his 600-horsepower Western Star 4900 and quad dog. Garry and his wife Susan felt that there were significant opportunities in this sector of the market to invest in ...

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The Accidental Restoration

Look at this truck today and you could be forgiven for thinking it’s nothing more than a “Show Pony”, which has never worked a hard day in its life. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. This beaming Kenworth T900 spent its early years carting coal for Trazblend. An unforgiving task in a dirty environment, moving the black rocks, ...

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Gourmet Herbs

Carrying herbs to market has a special meaning for James Vassallo Wilberforce NSW-based Gourmet Herbs has developed into a major supplier to specialist restaurants and food providores, developed from an original idea by Jane Vassallo as her family looked for a point of difference in farming through which it could expand their family nursery. As the reputation of Gourmet Herbs ...

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MENC Transport

Some people join the transport industry because they see it simply as a way of earning a set wage, while others bring with them a passion about trucks that drives them to achieve business growth. Eddie Galea certainly fits into the latter category. Having started with a secondhand UD carting recycled paper, he expanded, buying a new Hino FG in ...

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Kendall Trucking

Glenn “Yogi” Kendall of Kendall Trucking runs a Kenworth T900 from his home base of Katanning in Western Australia to just about anywhere the work takes him. Specialising in carting agricultural equipment such as headers, his T900 is coupled to a Barker drop-deck extendable widener. Readers familiar with the Outback Truckers TV Show would recognise Yogi for his regular appearances ...

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Alexandra Truck Show

Alexandra hosts over 100 truck of all descriptions, log trucks, tippers, vintage and tow trucks.  There are over 200 Ute on display, including B&S utes, working utes, town utes, and chicks utes.  There are 30 hot rods on display plus timber harvesting machinery.  The second biggest wood chop event in the state with over 50 axe men and a great ...

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Peterbilt 388 belonging to John Palmer

John Palmer achieved a lifetime ambition when he took delivery of his Peterbilt 388 Short Bonnet . John is the proud owner of a custom built, short bonnet Peterbilt 388, recently delivered by Truckworks. Having started from a blank spec sheet, John spent a lot of time getting things right, and making sure the big tractor would be legal under ...

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The President II- Justin Booth Transport

For Justin Booth Transport, it takes a full family commitment to run a successful business. Anyone living around Kempsey in NSW would be familiar with the bright yellow trucks of Justin Booth Transport. The immaculately presented fleet represents strong support for the Kenworth brand and the local dealership representation of the Brown and Hurley Group and their local sales representative ...

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Castlegate James

The Tasmanian Truck Show at Carrick enabled PowerTorque to catch up with the fleet of Carson Transport that sports the livery of client Castlegate James. The foundations of the Castlegate James business date back to the establishment of James and Son (Grain Merchants) Ltd in the UK in 1850 and Victoria Grains Stores Pty Ltd (VGS) in Australia in 1923, ...

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