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Truck Reviews

No Time to Waste – MacDonald Johnston

MacDonald Johnston shows how major restructuring secured its future All too often we read of companies outsourcing or moving their manufacturing base offshore, usually on the premise that no matter how efficient their processes may be, the labour costs of the developed world are unable to match the expected salaries of third world countries. This explanation of a lack of ...

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UD’s First 80 Years

UD Trucks Dave Whyte drives the latest range from one of Japan’s oldest manufacturers RRP POA Engine Size Transmission Power Torque Review: This year sees UD Trucks celebrating its 80th year of manufacturing trucks. From humble beginnings, the UD brand has developed a reputation for reliability and strength, and an enviable following of loyal customers the world over. While the ...

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Hey Good Looking

Sloanebuilt Trailers The latest Sloanebuilt tipper and dog trailer sets a high standard for Guildford Demolition. RRP POA Engine Size Transmission 18-speed eaton Roadranger Power 550 hp Torque Review: Taking delivery of a brand-new truck and trailer combination is always an exciting time, and for Guildford Demolition the arrival of its latest purchase sets a new benchmark for appearance. “We’re ...

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Getting Heavy

Moving the heavyweight end of transport operations needs exceptional equipment. PowerTorque profiles National Heavy Haulage. You’ve got to love the rationale behind the movement of exceptional loads in this country. No matter how big the task, there’s a company that can move the problem from one place to another, efficiently, cleanly and above all, safely. National Heavy Haulage delivers solutions ...

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Smart Business

  For the Ryan’s Group, the future growth lies with working smarter and raising customer expectations for outstanding service As every transport operator knows, your reputation depends on getting the job done smoothly and efficiently within strict cost guidelines. How you achieve this equation determines profit and growth, or deficit and loss. Unless there is a consistent approach and oversight ...

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Limited Edition

The ADTRANS Trucks Group has launched a Limited Edition Argosy, and it’s just what the Freightliner brand needed.  Freightliner Australia has been having a troubled year, not withstanding the arrival in April and then sudden departure just a matter of some weeks later by its new general manager, Kristi Walker. Prior to heading to Australia Ms. Walker held the position ...

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Getting Acquainted

Dave Whyte takes the wheel of the K200 for a fresh look at the latest upgrades If it’s motorbikes it’s Harley Davison, and if it’s trucks it has to be Kenworth. That might sound a bit overly simplistic, but, for many drivers, the two brands go together to describe each product as being at the pinnacle of their personal wish ...

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Business Building

Want Transport shows its professionalism as it grows its fleet One of the great things about local truck shows, and Casino was no exception, is that it enables the PowerTorque team to catch up with local operators that don’t often take time off from their work. There is no easy way to manage trucks, and generally the time involved in ...

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Soldier On

  Whether in drab green army colours or painted pink, the Unimog provides an almost unstoppable solution to those that want to go just about anywhere. Allan Whiting reports. Best known Down Under as an Australian Army transport vehicle, the ubiquitous Unimog has been selling quietly to civilian operators who need the absolute best in off-road performance. You could be ...

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The Sandman

IVECO’s Powerstar and the Cummins ISX provide an alternative for rigid tipper work. Words by Chris Mullett The sand and gravel business for rigid tipper and dog trailer application has for a long time relied on American muscle, be it from Kenworth, Freightliner, Western Star, Mack or more lately CAT Trucks. The only European that can offer a matching driveline ...

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