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Truck Reviews

THE TRANSPORT TASK | Truck Review – Isuzu Trucks

Isuzu Trucks celebrates three decades of transport success Isuzu Trucks Australia has been the market leader by volume in the Australian commercial vehicle industry for 31 consecutive years, an amazing statistic considering the ever-increasing competition from all parts of the globe. By the close of December 2019, Isuzu Trucks had achieved market leadership of 23.6 percent of the 3501-8000 kg ...

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DIRTY WORK | Truck Review – Hino 4×4

Neil Dowling heads off road and into the charred brown yonder with Hino’s 4×4.  An almost excrutiatingly long gestation period of nearly 10 years comes to fruition for Hino as its development programme pays off for the 4WD version of its 300 Series, the 817. The 300 Series 817 sold 165 units in 2018, a small return on a light ...

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BRAND LOYALTY | Truck Review – IVECO & International

International and IVECO make strong relationships that last the test of time. The Eagle has well and truly landed as far as Edwards Transport in Tasmania is concerned. As the owner and founder of the company, Dean Edwards has owned four International Eagles since 2005 with his most recent being a 9200 model that remains in the fleet today and ...

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Downsizing for increased uptime and reduced downtime should produce a good time | Truck Review – Scania

Not that long ago, we talked about downtime being the measurement of the unavailability of a truck for active service. For no apparent reason other than it was thought up by an American in a marketing department somewhere, the description of reducing downtime was switched to increasing uptime, meaning the amount of time the truck was available for active service. ...

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UNDERSTANDING NEIGHBOURS | TRANSPORT NEWS

UD Trucks and Isuzu Motors Japan prepare to join forces As we head into the New Year, PowerTorque has been advised of the creation of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles in order to capture the opportunities in the ongoing transformation of the industry. The two parties are the UD ...

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HIGH-FIVE | COMPANY PROFILE – Central Pre-Mix Concrete

New BTE tipper and five-axle dog trailers are proving to be a top choice for Central Pre-Mix Concrete. (Images by Charlie Suriano) The building industry in Melbourne always seems to be in full swing judging from the silhouettes of cranes that are always a feature of the Melbourne skyline. Central Pre-Mix Concrete is one of Melbourne’s leading sand, aggregate and ...

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Feeling like a new MAN | TRUCK REVIEW

The wheels of change turn slowly in the truck business, especially for a company in the throes of coming to terms with new partners, plus determining to itself as well as its customers, a total revision of where it sits in the grand pecking order of a diversified product range from different manufacturers based in various countries. The TRATON Group ...

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PACCAR Parts is the key to longevity as proven by this T601 restoration for Mulgoa Excavations | COMPANY PROFILE

For Western Sydney’s Mulgoa Excavations’ owner Daniel Buttigieg, a blend of old and new equipment has helped his business flourish in the keenly-contested civil infrastructure landscape. The Mulgoa Excavations fleet comprises a total of around 50 trucks and 40 or so pieces of machinery including excavators, crushers, graders and screeners. Daniel started the company with a single 13-tonne excavator in ...

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TAKING A TILT AT TOWING AND TIMBER | Truck Review – IVECO

IVECO has the breadth of truck range to find the right vehicle for any application.  There’s nothing more welcome when you are marooned on the side of the highway than to see the approaching amber flashing strobe lights of a recovery vehicle coming to your assistance. Times have certainly changed since the roadside mechanic could fix everything with just the ...

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THE INTERNATIONAL FOCUS | Truck Review – International ProStar

ProStar wins another convert for Killmore Plant Services.  It’s always interesting to see the effect of major advertising campaigns versus the advantages of word of mouth recommendations. Harping back to the age-old question of what works in advertising and what doesn’t, we can recall one marketing person stating that 50 percent worked well, and 50 percent achieved nothing. The problem ...

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