Truck Reviews

MACK MOVES | TRUCK REVIEW – MACK ANTHEM

Mack plays its Anthem to announce a new direction in on-highway ability. It’s all systems go for Mack Trucks North America, as from January this year the company swings into action to deliver the latest addition to the Mack Trucks range, the Anthem, on the American market. For Mack Trucks this is the new, next-generation highway hero. The Mack Anthem ...

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BURKINSHAWS TRANSPORT of Wagga Wagga | CUSTOM & CLASSIC

Warren Caves focuses on Burkinshaws Transport of Wagga Wagga Words and photography by Warren Caves – Torque it-up Photography Since the first all Australian-built cabover Kenworth, the K125CR, rolled off the production line in 1971, Kenworth K-Series trucks have had a familiar presence on Australian roads. The K104 and K108 models were a product of evolution from earlier variants, and ...

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WALK THE LINE | Custom & Classic – Shane & Debbie Lee of Kelly’s Transport

Warren Caves visits Shane and Debbie Lee of Kelly’s Transport – Images by Torque it Up The venerable Kenworth T908 of Shane and Debbie Lee is our PowerTorque feature truck in this month’s Custom and Classic. If you could transit through time and travel back to 2008, you would be able to view this truck proudly gracing the Kenworth stand ...

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FAMILY TIES | COMPANY PROFILE – Kelly Transport of Toowoomba

Kelly Transport of Toowoomba celebrates four generations of trucking When a member of the family works with trucks, it’s something they share with all their relatives, and it’s only a matter of time before another cousin, sister or brother gets behind the wheel. PowerTorque caught up with Mitch Kelly at the Kelly Transport terminal in Toowoomba recently, to learn how ...

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STAR PERFORMANCE | TRUCK REVIEW -Mercedes-Benz rigids are well worthy of a closer look

Brenton O’Connor finds the latest Mercedes-Benz rigids are well worthy of a closer look After a successful introduction of the on-highway prime mover range in October last year, Mercedes-Benz launched its new rigid range of vehicles at the Brisbane Truck Show in May this year. The test and development programme conducted by Mercedes-Benz Australia prior to the introduction of the ...

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MIXING WITH THE MILITARY| TRANSPORT NEWS – David Meredith Czechs out the home of Tatra

David Meredith Czechs out the home of Tatra When a manufacturer uses a military design as a template for civilian equipment, there may well be substantial pay-off in robustness and longevity. But the effect that armour plating, IED proofing and the odd gun turret mount reinforcement has on the fuel efficiency of a commercial vehicle tends to upset the business ...

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DIGGING TO SUCCESS | TRANSPORT NEWS – Paneltec expands with a fleet of specialist HINO trucks

A fleet of specialist Hinos continues to expand at Paneltec in the north of Tasmania, going from strength to strength – words by Ed Higginson. Paneltec was formed in 2000, when Stephen Guy joined his son, John Guy, in transporting LPG cylinders throughout Tasmania. The ‘Panel’ portion of the name comes from their panel beating background, and the ‘Tec’ comes ...

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KNOWING YOUR LIMITS | TRANSPORT NEWS -Toowoomba-based MAKTRANS takes the family approach to business

Toowoomba-based MAKTRANS takes the family approach to business – Words by Chris Mullett, images by Nathan Duff.  When the owner of the company has worked in the business and experienced life on the road firsthand, it leads to a better understanding of the pressures that can apply to drivers and how these concerns can be addressed. MAKTRANS QLD Pty Ltd ...

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Time Out for the T | TRUCK REVIEW – Brenton O’Connor heads down the highway in the latest Kenworth T610

Brenton O’Connor heads down the highway in the latest Kenworth T610 The biggest change for Kenworth in Australia, since the big changes to Kenworth’s K-series cabover (the K200), has to be the all-new T610 and T610 SAR. This is a game changer for Kenworth in Australia, with the addition of an all-new cab with far greater space for drivers thanks ...

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Time-Sensitive Success | TRANSPORT NEWS – Ed Higginson visits K.S. Easter at its head office in Brisbane

The secret to success in the parcel business comes down to reliability, as PowerTorque’s Ed Higginson found while visiting K.S. Easter at its head office in Brisbane.  Reliability is the key when your business focuses on delivering time-sensitive freight along the East Coast, and the same reason why K.S. Easter now buys mainly from Western Star fitted with Detroits. K.S. ...

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