Kenworth

A Legend in the Making | TRUCK REVIEW – Kenworth Legend 900

With news of the release of a Limited Edition Legend 900 circulating, Warren Caves looks at the background to Australia’s appreciation of trucking nostalgia Following on from the release of the Legend 950 as the first in the Limited Edition series released by PACCAR Australia, the Kenworth spotlight this year was turned on the Legend 900 that made the headlines ...

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Supply Chain | Company Profile – Simpson Fuel Supplies – Kenworth

For Simpson’s Fuel Supplies, company growth results from always focusing on the needs of the customer.  Words and images by Warren Caves Born of humble beginnings in a small petrol station and mechanical-repair/panelbeating business, Simpson Fuel Supplies has found a comfortable niche within the fuel transport arena. The small enterprise was opened in 1963 by Jack Simpson and his son ...

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VERSATILITY IN MOTION | Company Profile – Betts Transport knows that success is based on service.

From livestock to general haulage, Betts Transport knows that success is based on service. Peter Betts reckons that as far as having a hobby is concerned, he has yet to find one that fits the bill. Although he admits to being semi-retired these days, it seems that he hasn’t quite yet worked out the true definition of the word, preferring ...

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Betts Transport | COMPANY PROFILE – Betts Transport

From livestock to general haulage, Betts Transport knows that success is based on service. Peter Betts reckons that as far as having a hobby is concerned, he has yet to find one that fits the bill. Although he admits to being semi-retired these days, it seems that he hasn’t quite yet worked out the true definition of the word, preferring ...

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THE RIGHT STUFF | Company Profile – Hi Quality Group

Kenworth T610s and Isuzu 8x4s are changing the fleet composition for the Hi-Quality Group – Report by Chris Mullett With over half a century of service, the Hi-Quality Group continues to set new standards that are recognised as a benchmark for the civil and environmental sector. Founded by Jim Hallinan in the mid 1960s, this Australian-owned family business boasts the ...

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BLOCK AND TACKLE | COMPANY PROFILE- GRS Fleet

The GRS Towing fleet expands its footprint in Sydney – Words by Warren Caves and images by Torque it Up When it comes to publicising the performance of individual companies, it’s not often that PowerTorque magazine provides a repeat round of additional exposure, after having previously showcased a company’s performance in an earlier edition. That idea certainly changed, though, when ...

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THE LONG HAUL- SHAWS DARWIN TRANSPORT | Company Profile

Shaw’s Darwin Transport blazes the blue and red trail from NSW to the Northern Territory – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up Purchasing his first cab-over Kenworth in 1981, William Shaw set the foundation stone for a successful Darwin road express freight service, firstly as a subcontractor to a major national carrier, then as his own company. ...

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THE BITUMEN HIGHWAY | TRANSPORT NEWS Speedies Contractors

Knowing your business in depth can mean the difference between fighting for work and always keeping busy.  The need for specialist transport solutions spans such a broad spectrum that for many of us there remain areas of which we have no experience. While that can restrict the opportunities when looking for new work, for those with specialist knowledge of a ...

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BURKINSHAWS TRANSPORT of Wagga Wagga | CUSTOM & CLASSIC

Warren Caves focuses on Burkinshaws Transport of Wagga Wagga Words and photography by Warren Caves – Torque it-up Photography Since the first all Australian-built cabover Kenworth, the K125CR, rolled off the production line in 1971, Kenworth K-Series trucks have had a familiar presence on Australian roads. The K104 and K108 models were a product of evolution from earlier variants, and ...

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WALK THE LINE | Custom & Classic – Shane & Debbie Lee of Kelly’s Transport

Warren Caves visits Shane and Debbie Lee of Kelly’s Transport – Images by Torque it Up The venerable Kenworth T908 of Shane and Debbie Lee is our PowerTorque feature truck in this month’s Custom and Classic. If you could transit through time and travel back to 2008, you would be able to view this truck proudly gracing the Kenworth stand ...

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