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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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Star Attraction

It is easy to assume that in a large company there’s not as much emphasis placed on individual achievement, as might be the case in a small transport operation. But, despite its size, Australia Post and StarTrack does manage to maintain the personal touch, especially where an exceptional driving career deserves acknowledgment. This year, Gary Akers has racked up 40 ...

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Getting the Benz Buzz

All-electric trucks from Mercedes-Benz and Fuso are a current reality Daimler Trucks is powering on with its focus on zero-emissions vehicles, and, with the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck now joining the pioneering work exhibited by Fuso in complete electric drive systems, it now has a truck force capable of regular daily transport. Mercedes-Benz chose its Stuttgart head office to introduce the Urban ...

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H2O to Go

When water is a precious commodity, call The Watercart Specialists – Words and images by Warren Caves The need for water supplies at locations without a reliable source forms the basis for The Watercart Specialists’ operations in this niche market. Founded upon simple principles of good customer service and reliable equipment, General Manager, Bill Bastian, is growing his business established ...

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STAR ATTRACTION

StarTrack recognises 40 years of driving excellence. It is easy to assume that in a large company there’s not as much emphasis placed on individual achievement, as might be the case in a small transport operation. But, despite its size, Australia Post and StarTrack does manage to maintain the personal touch, especially where an exceptional driving career deserves acknowledgment. This ...

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Fuso Flagship

Dave Whyte drives the top-of-the-line Fuso FV54 and finds there is still room for improvement The competition among the Japanese truck manufacturers has been really heating up lately, with product improvements from all brands bringing upgrades in power, comfort and safety. The latest heavy-duty offering from Fuso is no exception, so when the opportunity arose to drive the Fuso flagship ...

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Hidden Talents

Fuso’s Canter 715 adds off-road ability from its 4×4 drivetrain The Japanese light truck manufacturers have been practicing the art of niche marketing for years, leaving almost no stone unturned when it comes to finding yet another version of a cabover specification that fits the bill admirably for an operator. The object of our attention this time around is the ...

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Super Special

Fuso’s “Super Great V” launches onto the Japanese market as a hint of what might make its way to Australia There’s always the risk of the tyranny of pronunciation when Western words are translated directly into a Japanese script, or vice versa, and there doesn’t happen to be an ideal local alternative. That conundrum resulted in the Japanese language overlay ...

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The Third Estate

FUSO grows its competitive muscle as part of the Daimler Trucks Group The Daimler Trucks Group has some very serious intentions of maintaining its status as the largest supplier of vehicles in the world today. For Australians, Daimler is not the number one, that title going to Isuzu Trucks Australia in total, and Kenworth for its continued domination of the ...

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Economies of Scale

The latest Fuso heavy trucks now combine the proven Mercedes-Benz powertrain with the legendary Fuso chassis and running gear. A few months ago, I drove a couple of 2012 evaluation Fuso F-models around Fuso’s Kitsuregawa proving ground in Japan. Since then, the ‘Australianising’ process has been completed and there are several demonstration trucks being ‘seeded’ in fleets around the country. ...

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