Truck Reviews

Fleet Beat

Two 750 hp Scania diesels linked to Hamilton Jet Drives make a formidable new patrol boat for Gippsland Water Police There’s nothing easy about patrolling some of Australia’s toughest coastline, and when the operational area includes the notorious and unpredictable Bass Strait, the selection of a patrol and search and rescue boat takes on a new significance. The Gippsland Water ...

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Smooth Mover

PowerTorque evaluates the T680 as Kenworth drives its development for the Australian market. It’s now two years since Kenworth launched the ultra aerodynamic T680 at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. With the whole of the American trucking industry focused on fuel economy, it is perhaps frustrating that technology launched in one part of the world doesn’t immediately become ...

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Room with a View

Sam Damianopoulos swapped his office for a K200 and is thoroughly enjoying the change. If you travel the Melbourne-Sydney corridor you’d be familiar with the immaculate presentation of vehicles in the D & D Roadtrans fleet that comprises of a short bonnet Western Star 4900 and a Kenworth K200 cabover. The two owners of D & D Roadtrans are cousins ...

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Testing Times

The massive Fiat Group test track at Balocco, near Turin in Italy, is a great place to be if you want to travel in a truck at 200 km/h. Proving grounds can be sterile and rather boring places where serious-minded people measure just about every possible aspect of a vehicle, from performance to fuel economy, to ride and handling, and, ...

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Daily News

IVECO brings a totally new line-up of its Daily van, light truck and people mover range to the world stage. A new product launch is always exciting, and when it comes from IVECO there’s always the suggestion that there’s more to the story than first thought. That was certainly the case when IVECO recently lifted the wraps off the extensive ...

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Safety First

Hino’s 300 Series takes a step up with more power and performance than its competition. Does safety sell? That’s the question the Hino Australia marketing people have to determine as they shape their campaigns around the latest additions to the Hino 300 Series, which is billed as the safest light truck on the marketx. But that’s not all this Japanese ...

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On the Double

There’s no better way to trial a prime mover than being out on the road. Dave Whyte heads north to Brisbane with the CAT CT630SC It’s not hard to see how important the B-double has become to the Australian transport industry. With the increase in productivity they offer, and the ongoing driver shortage, this popularity is only set to increase ...

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Evolution through learning and innovation – Guse Transport Services of Wondi Qld

Bob Riley reports on Mick Guse and GTS of Wondai in the South Burnett It’s Saturday morning, and, at Guse Transport Services (GTS) in Wondai in the South Burnett region of the Queensland Great Dividing Range, the fleet’s in the yard for its weekly grease and wash. “It’s the standard issue from about 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,” owner Mick ...

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Making a Point – Arrow Transport

Arrow plays a sharp entry on the container market – Words and Images by Dave Whyte A drive down Francis Street Brooklyn, in Melbourne’s inner west, leaves no doubt as to the nature of the area’s biggest industry. This is the home to a large number of businesses that have been established to support Melbourne’s wharves. The sheer number of ...

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Smart Shopper

Walmart works to find new solutions in aerodynamics and fuel efficiency America’s largest retailer has set itself a new target that’s far removed from retailing the world’s merchandise at bargain basement prices. By forming an alliance with Peterbilt Motors and trailer manufacturer Great Dane, together with Capstone Turbine and other partners, Walmart has initiated an exciting concept that looks at ...

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