Mercedes-Benz

GROUND COVER |TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz Zetros

Pasture improvement results from better spreading technology aligned with new all-terrain equipment – words by Brenton O’Connor, images by Graeme Neander. The agricultural revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries changed the way that farms operated by introducing crop rotation, new machinery, increased capital investment, scientific breeding and land reclamation. These days the advances are made by the clever use ...

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ON THE ROAD WITH ATEGO | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz ATEGO

Brenton O’Connor gets up close and personal with the all-new Mercedes-Benz 4×2 and rigid 1630L The launch of a new truck can be of huge significance to its manufacturer. It’s all a question of timing and there’s always pressure on all concerned in the marketing team to introduce its features and benefits to members of the media for them to ...

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STAR PERFORMANCE | TRUCK REVIEW -Mercedes-Benz rigids are well worthy of a closer look

Brenton O’Connor finds the latest Mercedes-Benz rigids are well worthy of a closer look After a successful introduction of the on-highway prime mover range in October last year, Mercedes-Benz launched its new rigid range of vehicles at the Brisbane Truck Show in May this year. The test and development programme conducted by Mercedes-Benz Australia prior to the introduction of the ...

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Cost Control | TRUCK REVIEW – Mulvey Transport cutting costs with Mercedes-Benz ACTROS

“I’ve only ever known the trucking industry and I love it” – Alec Mulvey of Mulvey Transport. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Mulvey Transport, the South Kempsey based trucking company that’s built an enviable reputation since managing director Alec Mulvey founded the company that he still operates today. Alec started in trucking at the wheel of a K100 ...

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OVERNIGHTING | TRUCK REVIEW | MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS – Latest Actros 16-litre in full weight B-Double attire for a night run

Over the last few issues, we have been making quite a song and dance about the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, and with good reason. It’s not often that a new product release causes such a change in operator opinion, and what we have seen and heard from those who have been bold enough to jump on the new-Actros bandwagon is nothing ...

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IN Training | REVIEW Shane Blakeborough – Mercedes-Benz Actros

Shane Blakeborough took the lessons learned from driver training into full-time truck operation  Shane Blakeborough has been involved in the transport game for a long time, and covered many different aspects of the industry. From humble beginnings operating a crane truck, he and his wife went on to build a successful driver training school “Journey Management Group”, which is now ...

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Stepping Out with Actros | REVIEW New Mercedes-Benz Actros

Ray Worboys shifts to the new German cabover alongside his conventional Coronado  As many of you will know, life as an owner/driver is not a simple affair. But with the right equipment, and a good support crew, there are opportunities to be had. The biggest problem within our industry is the dog-eat-dog attitude, and the number of people willing to ...

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A Change of Emphasis | REVIEW Mercedes Benz Actros

Terry Warn found that moving to new equipment brought a reduction in total operating costs    It’s always nice to hear of a family-based success story, and while the transport industry is not generally regarded as family friendly, there are some companies that really bring the family aspect to the fore. One such company is ABS Transport, a family-owned and ...

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Blind Faith

Would you trust the internet to drive your truck? It’s one thing to be able to ask your truck how it feels and whether it needs any mechanical attention by connecting your computer to the vehicle management system. It’s something totally different to rely on a fully electronic management system to take over the control of the vehicle when on ...

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Looking Good 

For Arrow Transport Logistics and Quarantine Services, having the right presentation is all part of promoting customer service Competitiveness, reliability and service are all part of the operating culture of Melbourne-based, wharf cartage specialist, Arrow. From the initial formation of the company in 2011, managing director Craig Webster was intent on making sure the company provided not only value and ...

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