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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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Sibling Rivalry

  Kenworth now offers a PACCAR MX13-litre along with Cummins power for the Australian market. Dave Whyte takes a first drive around Melbourne The Australian road transport industry is in an almost unique position, where we have a choice of trucks from around the world available to new truck buyers. We even have some unique combinations, mixing and matching components ...

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New Ground

IVECO continues its path quietly aiming for growth In the first five months of this year, IVECO settled on a sales performance of 5.2 percent of the overall Australian market, just six vehicle sales up on the same period for 2012. In the heavy-duty segment the company grew sales over the same period of 2012 by 0.3 percent to gain ...

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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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Gas Guzzlers

Is CNG or LNG the alternative answer to rising fuel costs? Chris Mullett reports from Louisville, Kentucky. According to the commodities experts, the United States could well become an exporter of natural gas by the end of 2014, ending the nation’s reliance on foreign imports. But does the newfound wealth of the gas drillers produce a global solution for transport ...

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