Truck Reviews

SCANIA HITS THE SWEDE SPOT | Truck Review – SCANIA

Ed Higginson finds that a big strong Swede has a lot to offer.  Scania’s New Truck Generation (NTG) has received awards all around the world since its launch in late 2016. As you come to experience the product range you’ll find it provides choice from an impressive number of variants to ensure operators can find the right truck for their ...

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CUSTOM & CLASSIC | MACK SUPERLINER ( Dennis Kelly)

There are many injustices in this world and for me there is that Lotto win that proves itself elusive, week after week, and the realisation that I’m really not pretty enough to ever get married to a supermodel. But hey! That’s life. For Dennis Kelly, a retired grazier and crop farmer from up Clermont, Queensland way, the injustices are a ...

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THE AMERICAN DREAM | Company Profile – CR England

PowerTorque profiles leading American transport operator CR England to discuss the logistics of its economies of scale. Words by Chris Mullett – Images by Cristiano Brunelli.  With 100 years of history, the CR England linehaul fleet with its head office in Salt Lake City Utah makes some of our established major Australian operators look like minnows in a small pond. ...

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WOOD WORKER | COMPANY PROFILE – ATS Building Products

ATS Building Products finds Isuzu Trucks make the ideal business partner. Words and images by Ed Higginson ATS Building Products has set itself apart from others in the retail hardware sector by offering a rapid and efficient delivery model. Haytham Moshi founded the business from his suburban garage in 2003 as ATS Timber. With a name change to better reflect ...

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A SURE BET | COMPANY PROFILE -J.G Goldner

Multi-million-dollar loads are all in a DAF’s work – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up.  The “Sport of Kings” draws large crowds of ambitious punters to racetracks around the nation, immersing themselves in the culture of this noblest of sports. When the horses jump from the gate, vocal crowds attempt to spur on their chosen thoroughbred to ...

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Hino’s Slimline 500 Series | TRUCK REVIEW

The new mid-range Hino is winning significant support from operators looking to tick all the distribution boxes – Report by Brenton O’Connor.  It’s not often that Japanese truck manufacturers launch a new model. The conservative mindset of the Japanese means they don’t change a proven truck formula lightly, and they don’t jump on fads or trends unless the benefit can ...

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EXPANDING THE BRAND | Truck Review-Kenworth adds the T360 and T410 to its truck portfolio

Kenworth adds the T360 and T410 to its truck portfolio – Brenton O’Connor reports.  Change is on the menu at Kenworth Australia. Following on from the major overhaul of the K200, then the all-new wide cabin T610, the next stage in Kenworth’s product line-up overhaul is the all-new T360 and T410 models. These all include Kenworth’s new 2.1-metre wide cabin ...

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Customer Connection | COMPANY PROFILE – AGM Heavy Haul

Success for AGM Heavy Haul comes from keeping the customer informed and satisfied. – Report by Chris Mullett – Photography by Mark Bean After 30 years of representing a major international manufacturer of mining and construction equipment, Lawrie Mills, with his wife Michelle, decided to branch out on their own to fill a need for improved customer service. It had ...

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Qube Logistics

Heading North |COMPANY PROFILE – Qube Logistics of Far North Queensland’s sugar belt.

PowerTorque’s Warren Caves profiles the work of Qube Logistics in Far North Queensland’s sugar belt. Images by Torque it Up.  The introduction of the latest European technology often takes its time to filter to the north of Queensland, where traditional preferences for truck purchase have tended to stay with conventional bonneted trucks rather than cabovers. The catalyst for change in ...

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The Long and the Short of It | TRUCK REVIEW – PowerTorque drives Volvo’s XXL Globetrotter

PowerTorque drives Volvo’s XXL Globetrotter- Words by Ed Higginson Bigger is definitely better when it comes to bunk space as demonstrated by Volvo Trucks as it officially launched its long-awaited FH Globetrotter XXL Cab at the recent Brisbane Truck Show. For those with patience, deliveries will start in June for Europe and August for our market. The previous FH Globetrotter ...

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