Truck Reviews

CHANGING TIMES

Is there a wind of change for loggers moving from conventionals to cabovers? The recent AUSTimber forestry event held in Traralgon, Victoria, provided a clear-cut opportunity to watch and learn about one of the harshest transport applications in the country. Rough, often wet and slippery roads, cut and graded through plantation forests, can produce their own set of operational problems ...

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CONVENTIONAL THOUGHT

Volvo’s bonneted range hits a new high in North America In the land of devout patriotism and apple pie, the rise in sales of Volvo Trucks throughout the North American market has been an interesting experience for the Swedish truck maker. Unlike any of its European market successes, for North America, Canada and Mexico its presence has been riding on ...

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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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RED EMPEROR

Adding the ISXe5 to the equation makes Argosy more interesting As the only American manufactured cabover on the Australian market, the Argosy holds the star spangled banner up against the flags of Germany, Italy, Holland, Sweden and of course Kenworth at Bayswater. The first decision for an Argosy buyer is the choice of engine. It’s the battle of the North ...

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PUMPED UP

DAF CF85 finds a future in concrete With a fleet of 30 vehicles, Azzurri Concrete of Wetherill Park is proud to claim that when it comes to high-pressure concrete pumping the company reckons it’s the best in the business. “We’ve got concrete in our veins,” said a company spokesperson. “We prepare our own slabs and then we complete the pour. ...

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TIME TO WASTE

Bevan Tennant has based his business on customer service, and it works At a time when most drivers are considering their retirement options, Bevan Tennant was thinking outside the square, putting his knowledge to the test and giving up the driver’s seat for an office desk. Born in North Yorkshire in the UK, Bevan left school at the age of ...

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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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AN ALL-TIME HIGH

Volvo Trucks North America celebrates a record year The truck industry has reached the stage where vertical integration is the norm and the assembly of different components sourced from various manufacturers is now the rarity, rather than being commonplace. So it may come as a surprise to find that while a company such as Volvo is renowned for its high ...

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For Mulgoa Excavations every year sees additional growth

PowerTorque first caught up with the team from Mulgoa Excavations around four years ago. At that time, the company was working hard to grow its business, and managing director Daniel Buttigieg took time out to discuss his aims and objectives as the company worked off the slogan of “Your haulage and spoil removal solution.” Daniel had started his career in ...

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TOTAL RECOVERY

GRS Towing has some new and exciting additions to its Sydney fleet – words and images by Warren Caves. Trucking can be a cruel mistress at times, and, regardless of how careful the driver, how new or how well maintained the equipment, factors outside your control can turn things “pear shaped” at the most inconvenient of times. Also, generally these ...

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