Freightliner

Knowing Your Limits – MAKTRANS of Toowoomba | TRUCK REVIEW Freightliner

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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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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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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REACH FOR THE SKY | TRUCK REVIEW – CITY CRANE TRUCK

City Crane Trucks has built its business by building the best relationships with its customers – Words by Stuart Martin, images by Christian Brunelli. Building relationships in the transport business is a cornerstone of any successful enterprise, not only with customers but also with your suppliers. In Bruno Simone’s case, good relationships with clients, suppliers and staff of City Crane ...

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RED EMPEROR

Adding the ISXe5 to the equation makes Argosy more interesting As the only American manufactured cabover on the Australian market, the Argosy holds the star spangled banner up against the flags of Germany, Italy, Holland, Sweden and of course Kenworth at Bayswater. The first decision for an Argosy buyer is the choice of engine. It’s the battle of the North ...

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FAMILY VALUES – Ross Transport

Warren Caves finds that Ross Transport puts its people first With so many large national companies out there carrying so much of the freight, it’s heartening to see that some smaller family-run companies are still out there mixing it with the BIG boys and holding their own in an ever-competitive market. Ross Transport based in the Illawarra region south of ...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

It says a lot for our industry when truckies put their own vehicles and fuel towards helping out the farmers and their families – Words by Stuart Martin When you hear about a place that hasn’t had rain for longer than you’ve been working at a job you love, the message hits home. Paul “Stax” Eddy has been a part ...

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Testing Time – Wadley’s Transport

Wadley’s Interstate Transport Service checks the facts on Cummins power The power of the attraction of a red engine is certainly one of the driving strengths of Cummins’ popularity. In much the same way as devotees of Ford or Holden would only consider one brand in the garage, when it comes to choosing the right engine family, the final selection ...

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Tilt and Tow

The Alexandra Truck Show provides a great opportunity to talk to operators and to catch up with members of the industry as they relax for the day. As TrailerTorque checked out the vehicles on display, we caught up with John Sampson of Eagle Towing and Salvage of Ringwood, Victoria. With a 40-year history of working in the heavy vehicle accident ...

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Fit and Finish

Interior upgrades for 2015 feature high on the list of attractions for both Kenworth and Freightliner When you’re out on the road the truck is your home away from home. Comfort, convenience and safety for the driver are now much more under focus, and there’s good reason to believe that attention from the manufacturers to improve the driving environment will ...

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