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NIKOLA CORPORATION BREAKS GROUND ON $600 MILLION MANUFACTURING FACILITY | TRANSPORT NEWS

Nikola Corporation, a global transportation leader in zero-emissions and infrastructure solutions, is one step closer to bringing a 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility to Coolidge, Arizona. following an official groundbreaking ceremony on its approximate 430-acre parcel. “This has been an incredible journey for Nikola Corporation. We started in our basement six years ago and now we are kicking off this 1 ...

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A WELCOME ARRIVAL | Truck Review – Hino 500

When your trusty vehicle has ceased to proceed, a Hino 500 tilt tray is a great sight on the horizon – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up.  If you’ve ever experienced that sinking feeling when your car has decided that, for whatever reason, it’s not going to make to your chosen destination, you hopefully had the assistance ...

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HOT and HEAVY | TRUCK Review – Scania R 7300

Scania’s mine-specification R 730 shows its ability at 200 tonnes. Images by Nathan Duff  Weipa in Queensland is a bauxite mining town on the west coast of Cape York. While most Australians have certainly heard of Weipa, it’s true to say that not many Australians have visited the town. Located nearly 2500 kms north of Brisbane and 820 kms north ...

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Expanding LIGHT by Narva | TRANSPORT NEWS – Narva expands and upgrades its globe range

 As the Australian vehicle car park evolves, so does Narva’s range of standard and performance globes. Heavy Duty Halogen Globes  A major reason for premature headlight globe failure is vibration. This is especially common in tough industries like mining and agriculture, as well as rugged terrains typically experienced by motorcycles, 4WDs and other off-road motorists. If vibration seems to be ...

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TIME TO CELEBRATE | CompanyProfile -Drake Trailers turns 60

Drake Trailers turns 60 – Words by Brenton O’Connor   The Drake Group, now in its third generation of the Drake family, is a great testimony to the ingenuity and ability of Australian trailer manufacturers to design and build low-loaders for heavy haulage work that are genuinely class leading on the global market. Having expanded its product range with the ...

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Car Connoisseur | TRUCK REVIEW

Warren Caves catches up with Marc Schipper and his latest IVECO Stralis – Images by Torque it Up. Prior to its impending Australian launch, IVECO has a small number of Stralis ATi E6 models, with selected fleets around the country providing the manufacturer with performance data produced in real-world conditions. Previewed at last year’s Brisbane Truck Show, the new Euro ...

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WIN THE ULTIMATE SUMMERNATS EXPERIENCE | TRANSPORT NEWS

Thanks to Phillips Automotive Australia, you can win two VIP ‘Platinum’ tickets, plus return airfares, flights and two nights accommodation to attend the 2019 Summernats at Exhibition Park, Canberra ACT on January 3-6. Enter early and as many times as you like to give yourself the best chance of experiencing Australia’s biggest Horsepower party in style. The supercharged Platinum Pass ...

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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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Eight Wheels and Attitude | TRUCK REVIEW – Isuzu 8-Wheeler

The popular 8×4 Isuzu FYJ 2000 forms the basis of the cost-competitive rigid truck market – Report by Ed Higginson. As Australia’s leading truck brand, Isuzu knows how to produce a truck that hits the spot in the market that it targets. With the FYJ 2000 8×4, since its launch in early 2013, it has proven popular as an agitator, ...

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SEALING SOLUTIONS | TRAILER REVIEW -Holmwood Highgate and Brisbane operator Speedie Contractors are developing new technologies that can revolutionise the global bitumen tanker industry

Trailer manufacturer Holmwood Highgate and Brisbane operator Speedie Contractors are developing new technologies that can revolutionise the global bitumen tanker industry – report by Chris Mullett  Bitumen plays a major role in stabilising our road network and providing a durable sealing system, often combining other materials such as synthetic rubber compounds to promote integrity and adhesion. As bitumen cools its ...

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