Truck Reviews

TOTAL RECOVERY | TRUCK REVIEW – Orange Heavy Towing’s new Freightliner Coronado based Jerr-Dan Recovery Unit.

PowerTorque  visits Orange Heavy Towing to see its Freightliner Coronado based Jerr-Dan recovery unit in action. Every day, we hit the road and take our chances, assuming we’ll make it to our destination in one piece, and with no big dramas to upset the schedule on the way. Sadly though, there are times when we need to call on someone ...

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TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC | TRUCK REVIEW-LATEST FUSO CANTER

Dave Whyte heads back to local delivery with the latest Fuso Canter When I first started driving trucks for a living, I was employed as a delivery driver for a company that provided grass seed, fertiliser and irrigation supplies to many of the bigger schools and golf clubs around Victoria. Every day, I would load up my little truck, head ...

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Hino’s 500 Wide Cab raises this Japanese contender into a more sophisticated market segment. | TRUCK REVIEW-HINO Wide cab

The everyday life of a heavy-truck driver in any of our cities is certainly not getting any easier, with the need to cope with growing traffic congestion and the increasing number of young drivers that have no idea of how to share the road with a truck while they are contemplating their next texting session. Anything that reduces the frustration ...

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MAN for all Seasons | TRUCK REVIEW – MAN D38

Dave Whyte tries his hand at beating Chris Mullett when it comes to fuel economy from the big new MAN on the block, the D38 The market for line haul trucks in Australia is an interesting one. With the rise and rise of B-doubles, and more recently the bigger PBS combinations, some manufacturers have found themselves wanting in terms of ...

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HIGH RISE CONCRETE-Sadek Group Concrete | TRUCK REVIEW – Volvo Trucks – Concrete Pumpers

The right equipment is the key to future company growth for concrete specialists, the Sadek Group – Words and images by Warren Caves. There’s no denying it, as anyone who’s driven around Sydney of late would agree – major building projects are “on the go”. Whether it’s new roads or tunnels, high-rise housing developments and office blocks to rail projects ...

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IVECO Eurocargo goes to EURO 6 | TRUCK REVIEW

IVECO joins MAN, Mercedes-Benz and Scania in recognising climate change and the benefits of Euro 6 The role of rigid trucks has grown dramatically over the last ten years, with many factors contributing to that popularity. While interstate drivers used to spend their day running around town doing deliveries and pick-ups before heading out again, the multi-drop local task is ...

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OVERNIGHTING | TRUCK REVIEW | MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS – Latest Actros 16-litre in full weight B-Double attire for a night run

Over the last few issues, we have been making quite a song and dance about the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, and with good reason. It’s not often that a new product release causes such a change in operator opinion, and what we have seen and heard from those who have been bold enough to jump on the new-Actros bandwagon is nothing ...

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SUMMING UP -“Do the Math, Buy a DAF”, PACCAR’s European brand gets more power | TRUCK REVIEW DAF TRUCKS Australia

With a new slogan of “Do the Math, Buy a DAF”, PACCAR’s European brand gets more power and becomes immediately more attractive. When we split trucks up into their respective market categories, we do it in a few ways. Generally it’s GVM or horsepower ratings that define where a truck fits in the market, but the easiest way, in general ...

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GO WEST- David Meredith Road Tests the NEW KENWORTH T610 | Truck REVIEW KENWORTH

David Meredith heads into the great red (and currently green) yonder at the wheels of a brace of T610 Kenworths The offer was irresistible; join a two-day run from Darwin to Broome through the Territory’s lush monsoonal green with two Kenworth factory engineering development specialists and a couple of the new T610s – an Aero and an SAR. Following on ...

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Groundhog Day- Return of International Truck Brand | TRANSPORT NEWS

The return of the International Truck brand reignites the relationship with the Australian operator.  It’s been no secret that the International brand was going to be relaunched in Australia, with plenty of talk and publicity around the introduction of the International ProStar to the local market. It was over two years ago when the ProStar made its public debut in ...

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