Mercedes-Benz

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

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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Future Trends

Dave Whyte monitors the approach of the next generation Actros There is a lot of excitement around the Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia head office in Mulgrave at the moment, centred around the upcoming release of the new Actros models later this year. Mercedes-Benz has been running a long-term trial and shakedown on various models in order to identify and adapt the ...

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Actros Awakes

Mercedes-Benz takes a giant step forward in its quest to increase market share – Words by Dave Whyte It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything new out of the Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty range. The current Actros models have been the result of many upgrades and improvements on a product range that has been around since the early 2000s. While they ...

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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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