Truck Reviews

BATTLE STATIONS | TRUCK REVIEW – New level of importance for Scania military hardware

Sweden increases its military presence as Europe destabilises, adding a new level of importance for Scania military hardware. Sweden abolished conscription back in 2010, ending over a century of enforced military service. But the latest moves by Russia in Eastern Europe have prompted the Swedes to rethink their strategy and increase the size of Swedish armed forces. During the Cold ...

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“T” TIME | TRUCK REVIEW-POWERTORQUE delves deeper into the appeal of the T610

POWERTORQUE delves deeper into the appeal of the T610 The release of the Kenworth T610 has created a lot of discussion among drivers and operators, and so it should. The T610 is the result of seven years, and over $20 million of investment from PACCAR, and represents the biggest single update in the Australian Kenworth model range for a very ...

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THE BUILDING BRICKS OF TRANSPORT | TRUCK REVIEW – PowerTorque visits Clifford Brick and Tile of Ballarat

PowerTorque visits Clifford Brick and Tile of Ballarat. When we talk about the transport industry, we tend to generalise and treat it like we are all doing the same job. In essence we are, but within that job are many different niche roles. Quite often it’s those companies that find a niche, and stick to it, that become the greatest ...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE | TRUCK REVIEW-Foodbanking in Australia celebrates its 25th anniversary

Foodbanking in Australia celebrates its 25th anniversary, aided by a little assistance from the transport industry. Starting in NSW in 1992, and now a National Federation in all States, Foodbank grew to become involved with the provision of food to those in need. Today the organisation has grown to become independently capable of consistently supplying food to charities that in ...

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HINO TAKES A WIDER VIEW | TRUCK REVIEW -NEW 500 Series sets Hino on a path towards increased market share

The launch of the new 500 Series sets Hino on a path towards increased market share Once upon a time, Japanese trucks were regarded as a no-frills, around-town workhorse. While their reputation for reliability, and the ability to carry a bit more than they should, made them a crowd favourite, they were in no way the technological leaders of the ...

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BACK IN THE DAY | TRUCK REVIEW – Dan Whitelock’s 1986 W-model Kenworth

PowerTorque’s job  is to keep you all up to date with the latest and greatest offerings in the world of transport. Every now and then, though, something from a bygone era comes along and catches my eye. If I’m lucky enough, the owner or driver will take a few minutes to satisfy my curiosity before rolling of into the distance, ...

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CLEVER WITH CONCRETE | TRUCK REVIEW – Constable Brothers Concrete discuss the move to 10×4 Kenworth T359 agitators

PowerTorque visits Constable Brothers Concrete to discuss the move to 10×4 agitators In the construction industry, as with the transport industry, there are a few big players, and many smaller operations competing with them for work. While the competition may be tough, having the right equipment and attitude can make all the difference. One small company that has succeeded through ...

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Cost Control | TRUCK REVIEW – Mulvey Transport cutting costs with Mercedes-Benz ACTROS

“I’ve only ever known the trucking industry and I love it” – Alec Mulvey of Mulvey Transport. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Mulvey Transport, the South Kempsey based trucking company that’s built an enviable reputation since managing director Alec Mulvey founded the company that he still operates today. Alec started in trucking at the wheel of a K100 ...

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TOTAL RECOVERY | TRUCK REVIEW – Orange Heavy Towing’s new Freightliner Coronado based Jerr-Dan Recovery Unit.

PowerTorque  visits Orange Heavy Towing to see its Freightliner Coronado based Jerr-Dan recovery unit in action. Every day, we hit the road and take our chances, assuming we’ll make it to our destination in one piece, and with no big dramas to upset the schedule on the way. Sadly though, there are times when we need to call on someone ...

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TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC | TRUCK REVIEW-LATEST FUSO CANTER

Dave Whyte heads back to local delivery with the latest Fuso Canter When I first started driving trucks for a living, I was employed as a delivery driver for a company that provided grass seed, fertiliser and irrigation supplies to many of the bigger schools and golf clubs around Victoria. Every day, I would load up my little truck, head ...

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