Mack

Out West

Volvo, Mack and UD find a new home in Sydney’s west at Blacktown. With an investment of $16 million, the company-owned dealership of Volvo, Mack and UD at Blacktown, off the Great Western Highway, puts the three brands under one roof in totally new premises. Providing improved service for its customers, in addition to the existing dealerships at Brisbane and ...

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Mack Muster

Dave Whyte treks to Allentown, the spiritual home of Mack Trucks North America Being invited to the home of Mack Trucks to drive the latest models bearing the bulldog hood ornament was an invitation too good to refuse. Since its inception 116 years ago, the Mack brand has become a genuine industry icon. Having built a name for itself through ...

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THE PURPLE PHANTOM OF THE QUARRY- GLS Transport

For Garry Stafford, his Mack Super-Liner in Phantom Purple sets a new standard in B-doubles – Words and images by Warren Caves As NSW, and Sydney in particular, are set to embark on some serious infrastructure projects in the next 10 years (Badgerys Creek airport, WestConnex, proposed M12 Motorway and many more in the pipeline), this has led many to ...

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POWER-A-PLENTY – Watt Trans

Big horsepower on the coal makes for a contented Mack owner If you are ever travelling south on the Princes Highway from Sydney you’ll find Mount Ousley covering the foothills of Mount Keira, about four kilometres northwest of Wollongong township. As the road crosses the Illawarra escarpment the terrain changes to provide a challenging climb northwards to a height of ...

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Every Dog Has It’s Day – MACK Heartland Tour

Dave Whyte joins MACK to experience the Heartland Tour With the Aussie market for heavy trucks being a hard fought battle among the various contenders, manufacturers are always looking for ways to not only maintain relationships with their existing customers, but to also demonstrate their offerings to potential new buyers. While truck shows around the country offer operators the opportunity ...

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Good Times and Great Memories – Alan Lever

Alan Lever remembers one million miles and some interesting stories along the way – Words by Chris Mullett Talk to any of the older and wiser gentlemen of the trucking industry, and at some stage you’ll hear a reference to the “good old days”. It’s not until you dig a little deeper that you find the days referred to, while ...

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Problem Solving

A Mack 8×4 makes a formidable recovery unit If you are in the market for a versatile and competent recovery unit, the Mack Granite can make a comprehensive argument for what it can offer – not as a standard 6×4 unit, but as specialist eight-wheeler. There are obvious advantages of running an 8×4 unit in a work application such as ...

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Black Jack

Driving skills depend on training, ability and aptitude, but driving V8 Supercars is a whole new world. Words by Dave Whyte. The role of a truck driver is not as clear-cut as it may seem to outsiders. The differences in what the job actually entails are huge; from loading general freight on Tautliners to carrying cars, the job of actually ...

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Superliner Road Test

There are very few names in truck manufacturing that can claim legendary status. While there are those who may have a strong following within trucking circles, there are even fewer who have that same brand awareness outside of the industry. If you were to ask anyone outside the transport industry to name three brands of truck, chances are they’d get ...

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CMV Truck and Bus Sydney

It’s a good news story for Albury-Wodonga as CMV Truck and Bus relocates and upgrades. Watch any of the popular TV programmes on real estate and you’ll know well that when it comes to selling and success, location is everything. The proof of course comes from experience. With the opening of a brand-new, $8 million service and sales facility at ...

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