Truck Reviews

Hidden Talents

Fuso’s Canter 715 adds off-road ability from its 4×4 drivetrain The Japanese light truck manufacturers have been practicing the art of niche marketing for years, leaving almost no stone unturned when it comes to finding yet another version of a cabover specification that fits the bill admirably for an operator. The object of our attention this time around is the ...

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Cementing Relationships

When you live and work in a country area, business is done on a handshake with the people you know and respect The coal and gas industries have both played a major role in developing businesses for the Queensland area around Mackay. One of the major players is that of Arrow Energy, which has recently moved into the front-end engineering ...

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ForkTorque

The PowerTorque guide to new developments in materials handling It’s amazing whom you meet on an aircraft. A recent flight from to Europe from Seoul to attend the IAA Show found me sitting in the centre of a group of forklift manufacturers, dealers and customers from Sweden. With 13 hours to fill, it wasn’t long before the attraction of the ...

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All for the Family

MENC Transport is all about looking good and providing solid customer service Some people join the transport industry because they see it simply as a way of earning a set wage, while others bring with them a passion about trucks that drives them to achieve business growth. Eddie Galea certainly fits into the latter category. Having started with a secondhand ...

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People and Places

It’s amazing whom you catch up with when you pull into a roadhouse for a coffee break Glenn “Yogi” Kendall of Kendall Trucking runs a Kenworth T900 from his home base of Katanning in Western Australia to just about anywhere the work takes him. Specialising in carting agricultural equipment such as headers, his T900 is coupled to a Barker drop-deck ...

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Horses for Courses

Using Scania’s P450 for B-double work makes sound sense for TNT. Words by Chris Mullett. When we discuss B-double applications it’s become normal to start the thinking process at 540 hp and work upwards in terms of vehicle selection, usually settling the purchase decision at around the 600 hp level. But, as TNT is proving, when you analyse your business ...

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Peterbilt Addiction

John Palmer achieved a lifetime ambition when he took delivery of his Peterbilt 388 Short Bonnet – Dave Whyte reports In the eighties, it was not uncommon to see Peterbilt trucks working on Australian roads. In fact, there are still a few examples of the older models running around today, as PowerTorque’s feature on Bulldog Transport describes in this issue. ...

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Play Time

Dave Whyte gets to drive all the fun stuff from Mercedes-Benz. Quite often we write in these pages about all the latest safety technology available on modern trucks. While it all sounds good in theory, if you’re a good driver and have a bit of luck, you will never need to find out if or how it works. So how ...

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Big MAN Downunder

With 15 litres and 640 hp there’s a brighter future ahead for the MAN brand. The MAN brand has been a long-time player in the Aussie transport game. While the parts and support may have let some operators down in the early days, the implementation of a good parts and support network through the Western Star dealer network has seen ...

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Black Jack

Driving skills depend on training, ability and aptitude, but driving V8 Supercars is a whole new world. Words by Dave Whyte. The role of a truck driver is not as clear-cut as it may seem to outsiders. The differences in what the job actually entails are huge; from loading general freight on Tautliners to carrying cars, the job of actually ...

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