Truck Reviews

AMERICA FIRST | TRANSPORT NEWS – International ProStar

ProStar links International with IVECO for a renewed attack on the Australian market. Words by Brenton O’Connor – Images by Geoff Parrington. It’s been a long wait between the announcement of the return of International to the Australian trucking scene and the arrival of trucks on dealer forecourts, but, with trucks now available, ProStar is now a happening thing in ...

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LIVING THE DREAM | Company profile – Hayllar Transport

With a strong reputation for great service and an immaculate fleet, Hayllar Transport has reason to celebrate the arrival of a new T610SAR – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up Small rural town values and community spirit, along with a new Kenworth 610SAR are sound drivers of business for Hayllar Transport of Narrandera. The town of Narrandera ...

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KEEPING IT COOL | REVIEW – QCFM – Volvo Trucks

Melbourne-based QCFM grows its business in refrigerated freight – Words and images by Ed Higginson It is always great to see a business grow from small beginnings, reminding everyone out on the road that the dream of starting your own business can be achieved. And, with QCFM, managing director Eddie Quadara’s success has been amazing to see. Just six years ...

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The V8 Love Affair | TRUCK REVIEW – Scania Next Generation

Australians love V8s, and Brenton O’Connor put Scania to the test in advance of the launch of its Next Generation truck range V8 engines certainly have their place in the history of trucking. But, one by one, manufacturers in the US, Europe and Japan have reverted to inline six-cylinder engines, with Mercedes-Benz being the most recent through its HDEP programme ...

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Building the Business | COMPANY PROFILE – Leets

Hino’s latest 500 Series is proving a worthwhile addition to the LEETS fleet of West Australia – Report by David Meredith  There’s been a lot of press on the Hino 500 Series Wide Cab, including several pieces in PowerTorque recently as our various correspondents have commented on how this model continues the resurgence of interest in the brand that started ...

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The Safe Swede | Truck Review-Scania

Don’t expect pointless videos dreamed up by an obscure marketing guru, with Scania it’s all about making the best choices for the customer. There’s a refreshingly honest attitude of doing business that comes through every conversation with the senior executives at Scania. And it’s a way of doing business that extends right down through the ranks, from the boardroom to ...

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Switched On | Truck Review – SEA ELECTRIC

No longer a question of whether electric vehicles will replace diesel power, it’s now a case of “When?” Ed Higginson reports. Are the days of the combustion engine coming to an end? Alternatives to diesel and petrol have been around for years, but only in niche markets as people looked to electric, gas, hybrids, biofuels, and others to meet specific ...

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Quon-upmanship | TRUCK REVIEW – UD

As the third string to the Volvo group bow, UD provides one of three reasons for operators to keep all their purchases under the one roof. Words by Brenton O’Connor The newly revised UD Quon (pronounced k-won) was previewed earlier this year at the Brisbane Truck Show. Now, with stock availability across the country, PowerTorque has been taking a closer ...

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Automatic Benefits | REVIEW – Eaton Group – Cummins Inc

The joint venture between Eaton Group and Cummins Inc. was the focus of the Cummins NACV exhibit, offering a glimpse into the diversity of the X12 and X15 when paired with the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies all-new Endurant transmission. Endurant is the first automated heavy-duty transmission to be introduced by the newly formed joint venture between Eaton and Cummins. ...

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Sharp Moves | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz Rigid Trucks

The latest MB rigids set a high standard amongst the new breed of Europeans – Words by Ed Higginson. With a background of five years since their initial launch in Europe, there’s a lot expected from the new range of Mercedes-Benz rigids as the German manufacturer continues its global rollout of new product. With the test programme completed and the ...

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