Truck Reviews

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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LOVING THE LOADSTAR | CUSTOM & CLASSIC-Cooma Sand and Concrete

History and nostalgia play a role today with Cooma Sand and Concrete – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up. If you started working for Cooma Sand and Concrete today as a driver in the company’s latest truck, you would be treated to such luxuries as a Cummins ISL 9.0-litre, 360 hp diesel engine, matched to an Allison ...

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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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GROWING GOOD | COMPANY PROFILE- Calcimo Lime & Fertilizers

How a Gippsland-based farmer found the solution to improved pasture and productivity gains – words by Brenton O’Connor Back in 1960, beef and sheep farmer Jack O’Connor of Carrajung (In Victoria’s Gippsland) realised the benefits of applying limestone to his pastures to boost productivity and stock health. But due to a lack of local supply, and with the average truck ...

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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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