Rigs of the Week

Lawson Transport

With 24 years of trucking now under his belt, 19 of them as a sub-contractor, Reg has seen the last four years demand further investment in new vehicles. This has resulted in his fleet now numbering five Kenworth cabovers, ranging from a K104, a K104B and three K108s, plus a Freightliner Argosy. “We have grown by providing a high service ...

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Burkinshaw Transport- Lockhart

The company was founded by Raymond Burkinshaw, who bought his first truck in 1942 when he was just 16 years old. Ray subsequently built up the business over the years, at one stage running up to 33 trucks, mainly involved in stock transport. He was inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame at Alice Springs Reunion in 2011. Today, ...

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Lockhart Truck Show

If you like country friendliness mixed with interesting trucks, the Lockhart Truck Show was worth the visit The town of Lockhart hosts the National Historic Truck and Commercial Vehicle Show at the Lockhart showground, and this is backed up by small stallholders setting up in the man street to sell antiques and bric-a-brac.

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McAleese Resources

The selection of new vehicles and trailers for McAleese Resources and Cootes Transport is governed by a stringent attitude to fleet safety It’s a welcoming development in discussing fleet purchase to find a company that takes its responsibilities in these areas to the absolute highest level. As Alan Yates, Group Asset Manager of McAleese Resources and Cootes Transport, explained to ...

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McCracken

While Gordon has never been a full-time driver, he has always been involved in the transport industry, with his dad and brother both being owner/drivers through the years. By establishing his own signwriting and detailing business, he managed to maintain that involvement, and built quite a reputation among operators from his home base in Albury-Wodonga and much further afield. Having ...

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Membrey’s Transport and Crane Hire

Membrey’s is a leading provider of transport and crane hire services and solutions across Victoria. Membrey’s was established in 1962 under the name J & N Membrey & Son.

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Nightingales Freightlines

Nightingale Freightlines shows that the old skills of roping and sheeting can be equally important in today’s transport In its distinctive pale blue livery, the Nightingale Freightlines’ fleet stands out on the highway, travelling to and from the company depots at Jimboomba in Queensland and Unanderra, on the NSW South Coast. In addition to the usually immaculate presentation of the ...

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Piave Premix Concrete

Cat Trucks are standing up well in the urban jungle for Piave Premix Concrete of Melbourne The Piave vehicle fleet consists of 22 agitators, 7 tippers, 1 cement tanker and a B-double, plus a rigid and dog tipper. Maurice Moffa, of Piave, told PowerTorque there’s an increasing tendency for agitators to become larger, increasing their ability to carry more concrete, ...

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Quinn Transport of Sorell Tasmania

Quinn Transport is one of those interesting businesses where you can immediately notice the drive behind the company that has been responsible for its growth. Its management is very much hands-on, with Noel and Darren both driving, but they have capitalised on the potential for growth wherever they have discovered an opportunity might exist. Noel and Carol Quinn founded the ...

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Rocky’s Own Transport

PowerTorque was invited to monitor part of the trial process, joining the long haul trucking operation of Rocky’s Own Transport at its Helidon depot near the Toowoomba ranges. Under the scrutiny of Kevin Hogan, manager of the Helidon depot, and Kerry Green, operations manager, the company has been trialing not one, but two Kenworth T409s powered by Cummins ISX e5 ...

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