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Truck Reviews

Straight Talking | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz – ACTROS

Mercedes-Benz continues to shake up the market with the release of its latest rigid truck chassis. There’s no doubt about it, Mercedes-Benz is on a roll. The reaction by early adopters of the latest Actros models has established the bona fides of the breed, with operators forecasting substantial savings in total cost of operation. The enthusiasm for Actros is not ...

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Sealing the deal | Company Profile – Bitutek of Perth

It’s all things bitumen for Bitutek of Perth There’s an expectation that by the very nature of bitumen being black and sticky, the trucks that carry this commodity are going to find it hard to keep up appearances. That’s certainly not the case with the Bitutek fleet, as, although the company is completely focused on providing the highest grade of ...

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EUROCENTRIC | TRUCK REVIEW – Iveco ML180 Eurocargo

IVECO’s Eurocargo brings cleaner and greener credits to the medium-duty market – Report by Brenton O’Connor. One thing is for sure – the new Euro 6 version of IVECO’s Eurocargo medium-duty range of trucks is a very smart looking piece of machinery. The revised grille of the updated Euro 6 model, along with standard fit LED daytime running lights as ...

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CLEAN & GREEN IN THE WEST | Company Profile – South West Express

David Meredith interviews Mark Mazza of South West Express, Bunbury.  The first Scania Euro 5 fleet to operate in WA is now the first Scania Euro 6 fleet as well, with Bunbury’s South West Express (SWE) having just taken delivery of four G490 Scanias. Destined for use in metropolitan and outer suburban work, the new G490s replace previous Scania R500s ...

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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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LIVE CARGO | Company Profile-Seilers Transport

Animal welfare is a critical component for Seilers Transport as specialist in livestock transport – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up. The person we become is very often shaped by circumstances experienced during our younger years. For Jared Seiler, being regularly dropped off at school by his mum in a truck loaded with pigs certainly influenced his ...

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CZECH-MATE | TRUCK REVIEW- TATRA

TATRA has a formidable reputation for trucks that go anywhere, anytime The mining and drilling industries of Western Australia have produced all types of requirements for vehicles that can spend their working lives operating in extreme conditions. One make of truck that has fostered an enviable reputation for working in hostile conditions is TATRA. Manufactured in the Czech Republic, TATRA ...

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Poles Apart | COMPANY PROFILE- East Coast Scaffolding

It’s a long way from making safety rails to providing full scaffolding support for the building industry, but it’s proving to be the right route for East Coast Scaffolding. Words and images by Warren Caves. There are times when the future of a company depends on a total change of direction, and for two businesses located in Liverpool that change ...

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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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Staying Local | COMPANY PROFILE – Rankin Transport

Rankin Transport grows its customer base by providing high levels of local support to its customers. Words by Ed Higginson.  Within the Australian transport industry there are a handful of well-known trucking names that come to mind, but, for every one household name, there are hundreds of small family operators across the country known just as well by their local ...

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