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THE NEXT STEP | TRUCK Review -eCascadias

Freightliner looks at autonomy and electrification There’s a tendency these days to lump all futuristic developments in one bundle that includes autonomy, electrification and platooning. But when examining each topic, it’s soon obvious that each option is a stand-alone alternative and not necessarily acceptable. Daimler has already cancelled its platooning experiments, finding it all too hard and basically too influenced ...

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Freightliner on the Move | Truck Review – Freightliner Cascadia

Cascadia Shapes up for the Australian market – report by Chris Mullett, Images by Cristiano Brunelli The end of 2019 marks a transition for the Freightliner brand from providing conventional and cabover alternatives, with the North American manufacturer now concentrating purely on conventional models as the Argosy reaches the end of its run. Argosy has always done its best to ...

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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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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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MOVING FORWARDS | Truck Review – All New Cascadia

Brenton O’Connor joins the Freightliner team as it evaluates the potential of the all-new Cascadia. When first previewed by the Australian transport media, the first Freightliner Cascadia was introduced in left-hand-drive format, displayed as a static, rather than drivable prime mover. Some months later, with the development programme having swung into gear, it became possible to drive this truck, plus ...

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OPERATION CORONADO | Truck Review – Freightliner Coronado

Named after a series of 11 operations conducted by the American Forces in the Vietnam War, the Freightliner Coronado is a worthwhile member of any team – Words by Brenton O’Connor, Images by Geoff Parrington. The tipper and dog market is booming, especially in NSW and Western Sydney, so the invitation from Daimler Truck and Bus to drive its new ...

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Ready To Roll | Truck Review – Freightliner Australia opens the door to Cascadia

Freightliner Australia opens the door to Cascadia. It’s often difficult to place the correct perspective on the introduction of a new truck range into Australia when production volumes in overseas countries make the annual sales figures in our country look somewhat insignificant. With over 17 brands competing in our market, the average of a truck fleet at 14.9 years suggests ...

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LIVE CARGO | Company Profile-Seilers Transport

Animal welfare is a critical component for Seilers Transport as specialist in livestock transport – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up. The person we become is very often shaped by circumstances experienced during our younger years. For Jared Seiler, being regularly dropped off at school by his mum in a truck loaded with pigs certainly influenced his ...

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GROWING GOOD | COMPANY PROFILE- Calcimo Lime & Fertilizers

How a Gippsland-based farmer found the solution to improved pasture and productivity gains – words by Brenton O’Connor Back in 1960, beef and sheep farmer Jack O’Connor of Carrajung (In Victoria’s Gippsland) realised the benefits of applying limestone to his pastures to boost productivity and stock health. But due to a lack of local supply, and with the average truck ...

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ON THE MONEY | COMPANY PROFILE – Warren Caves visits Goulburn operator Whitlee Transport

Warren Caves visits Goulburn operator Whitlee Transport – Images by Mark Bean For Leanne Whittaker, the owner and director of Whitlee Transport, the art of running a successful business stems from focussing on your drivers as your best asset. Leanne takes that focus a little further than most operators, welcoming the families of the drivers into feeling they also play ...

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