Truck Reviews

A Legend in the Making | TRUCK REVIEW – Kenworth Legend 900

With news of the release of a Limited Edition Legend 900 circulating, Warren Caves looks at the background to Australia’s appreciation of trucking nostalgia Following on from the release of the Legend 950 as the first in the Limited Edition series released by PACCAR Australia, the Kenworth spotlight this year was turned on the Legend 900 that made the headlines ...

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Supply Chain | Company Profile – Simpson Fuel Supplies – Kenworth

For Simpson’s Fuel Supplies, company growth results from always focusing on the needs of the customer.  Words and images by Warren Caves Born of humble beginnings in a small petrol station and mechanical-repair/panelbeating business, Simpson Fuel Supplies has found a comfortable niche within the fuel transport arena. The small enterprise was opened in 1963 by Jack Simpson and his son ...

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Exploring Opportunities | Company Profile

Remote area operation in the harsh conditions of the mining exploration industry is an everyday occurrence for Wallis Drilling With over 50 years experience, Wallis Drilling of Perth, WA, is now one of Australia’s largest privately-owned mineral drilling companies, employing over 250 personnel and operating in excess of 55 drilling rigs in Australia and global markets including the Middle East ...

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Broadening Horizons | TRUCK REVIEW – HINO Wide cab 500 Series

PowerTorque’s test team duo spends a day out on the road with Hino’s wide cab 500 Series – Ed Higginson gives his first impressions with Brenton O’Connor having the benefit of second thoughts.   Ed Higginson Hino launched its new 500 Wide Cab range just a few months ago, and already there are good reports coming through from early buyers, ...

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Straight Talking | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz – ACTROS

Mercedes-Benz continues to shake up the market with the release of its latest rigid truck chassis. There’s no doubt about it, Mercedes-Benz is on a roll. The reaction by early adopters of the latest Actros models has established the bona fides of the breed, with operators forecasting substantial savings in total cost of operation. The enthusiasm for Actros is not ...

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Sealing the deal | Company Profile – Bitutek of Perth

It’s all things bitumen for Bitutek of Perth There’s an expectation that by the very nature of bitumen being black and sticky, the trucks that carry this commodity are going to find it hard to keep up appearances. That’s certainly not the case with the Bitutek fleet, as, although the company is completely focused on providing the highest grade of ...

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EUROCENTRIC | TRUCK REVIEW – Iveco ML180 Eurocargo

IVECO’s Eurocargo brings cleaner and greener credits to the medium-duty market – Report by Brenton O’Connor. One thing is for sure – the new Euro 6 version of IVECO’s Eurocargo medium-duty range of trucks is a very smart looking piece of machinery. The revised grille of the updated Euro 6 model, along with standard fit LED daytime running lights as ...

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CLEAN & GREEN IN THE WEST | Company Profile – South West Express

David Meredith interviews Mark Mazza of South West Express, Bunbury.  The first Scania Euro 5 fleet to operate in WA is now the first Scania Euro 6 fleet as well, with Bunbury’s South West Express (SWE) having just taken delivery of four G490 Scanias. Destined for use in metropolitan and outer suburban work, the new G490s replace previous Scania R500s ...

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VERSATILITY IN MOTION | Company Profile – Betts Transport knows that success is based on service.

From livestock to general haulage, Betts Transport knows that success is based on service. Peter Betts reckons that as far as having a hobby is concerned, he has yet to find one that fits the bill. Although he admits to being semi-retired these days, it seems that he hasn’t quite yet worked out the true definition of the word, preferring ...

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LIVE CARGO | Company Profile-Seilers Transport

Animal welfare is a critical component for Seilers Transport as specialist in livestock transport – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up. The person we become is very often shaped by circumstances experienced during our younger years. For Jared Seiler, being regularly dropped off at school by his mum in a truck loaded with pigs certainly influenced his ...

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