Truck Reviews

Shared Aspirations

  Kenworth and DAF join forces to present a 13-litre alternative for the Australian market If you want to be a success in the truck business, there’s a lot to be said for being able to achieve a genuine commonality of product offering. Whether you call it vertical integration or just common sense, reducing the variables in componentry can achieve ...

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Ride Like the Wind

Dave Whyte checks out the latest from Mercedes-Benz and adds a few aerodynamic options Often in these pages we write about the virtues of economy – the effect a vehicle can have on your business through things such as purchase price, fuel economy, service intervals and so on. It stands to reason then, that when we take two different prime ...

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Game On

CAT Trucks gets into stride, and International strengthens its brand as new stock arrives from North America. Words by Chris Mullett. If you thought the introduction of CAT Trucks into the Australian market was pretty much a one-horse wonder, then it’s time to think again. Against a backdrop of the seemingly intriguing involvement by CAT Inc., that saw the truck ...

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Detroit Muscle

Freightliner’s Coronado 114 hits the Hume Highway for the Sydney/Melbourne run with Chris Mullett The Coronado is a pivotal model for Freightliner’s success in Australia, and it comes onto our market after a long break in the company’s ability to fill this segment that was originally satisfied by Sterling with the HX9500. Coronado is aimed at the vocational and on-highway ...

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Daisy’s Grow in Melbourne

A high profile appearance is backed by high levels of customer service for Daisy’s Garden Supplies Neil and Margaret Mulcahy never imagined that back in August 1979, when they started their landscape supplies company, it would grow to be a major force in the Greater Melbourne area. But grow it did, to the point where today the business operates a ...

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Brett Seager wins Scania Young Australian Truck Driver of the Year Competition

Geelong resident, Brett Seager, who drives a bonneted American truck for Riordan Grain Services, has been crowned the Scania Young Australian Truck Driver of the Year. The 34-year-old was delighted with his win against a field of 11 other ambitious, talented young drivers.Second place went to Chris Cartwright, also of Victoria, who drives for Rodney’s Transport Service, and who has ...

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