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Tag Archives: Freightliner

Freightliner Cascadia joins Linfox fleet | TRANSPORT NEWS

Linfox, Australia’s largest private family owned supply chain solutions company, has taken delivery of a Freightliner Cascadia 116 for its B-double fuel tanker operations at its Australian headquarters in Essendon Fields, Victoria. Linfox Executive Chairman, Peter Fox, Linfox Founder, Lindsay Fox and Linfox Fleet and Procurement President Ray Gamble were on hand to receive the keys to one of the ...

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McColl’s welcomes Freightliner Cascadia to its dairy fleet | TRANSPORT NEWS

The Freightliner Cascadia has hit the road delivering milk across Victoria with iconic tanker operator McColl’s. One of the first Cascadia trucks in Australia, the 126 showcases the new generation 16-litre Detroit engine teamed with a 12-speed Automated Manual Transmission. Safety features not seen on conventional trucks in Australia until now include a system that uses radar and camera to ...

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Driving with Actros | TRANSPORT NEWS

Mercedes-Benz is holding a customer launch with a difference for the new Actros in Australia and New Zealand. Mercedes-Benz will live stream a drive in the smart new truck as it travels from Melbourne to Daylesford in Victoria starting at 11am AEST on Saturday July 4. The new Actros is the first truck in Australia and New Zealand to feature ...

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Goldstar gives the Freightliner Cascadia a run | TRANSPORT NEWS

Prior to its offical release into the Australian market, Perth based operator Goldstar Transport has been trialing an early demonstration version of the new Freightliner Cascadia. Goldstar Transport, which employs 185 people, currently has 29 Freightliner models it its 100 plus-truck fleet, which handles applications as diverse as local distribution to heavy outback roadtrain work. The company’s managing director  Sean Carren, says his company ...

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Townsville truckies step up to match increased demand | TRANSPORT NEWS

While half of Australian business seems to be hiding in their corporate bunkers, out on the highway it’s not only business as usual, it’s flat out to cater for increased demand.  Townsville’s Mystgold has put on six additional staff as it works around the clock to keep shelves full in Northern Queensland. Mystgold owner, Chris McMurray, says he has never ...

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THE NEXT STEP | TRUCK Review -eCascadias

Freightliner looks at autonomy and electrification There’s a tendency these days to lump all futuristic developments in one bundle that includes autonomy, electrification and platooning. But when examining each topic, it’s soon obvious that each option is a stand-alone alternative and not necessarily acceptable. Daimler has already cancelled its platooning experiments, finding it all too hard and basically too influenced ...

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Freightliner on the Move | Truck Review – Freightliner Cascadia

Cascadia Shapes up for the Australian market – report by Chris Mullett, Images by Cristiano Brunelli The end of 2019 marks a transition for the Freightliner brand from providing conventional and cabover alternatives, with the North American manufacturer now concentrating purely on conventional models as the Argosy reaches the end of its run. Argosy has always done its best to ...

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THE AMERICAN DREAM | Company Profile – CR England

PowerTorque profiles leading American transport operator CR England to discuss the logistics of its economies of scale. Words by Chris Mullett – Images by Cristiano Brunelli.  With 100 years of history, the CR England linehaul fleet with its head office in Salt Lake City Utah makes some of our established major Australian operators look like minnows in a small pond. ...

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BRISBANE TRUCK SHOW 2019 | EVENTS

A review of the trucks making the news by Ed Higginson and Chris Mullett. After a two-year wait, Australia’s trucking industry came together in Brisbane for the Southern Hemisphere’s largest truck show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. With some major advances in trucks showcased less than six months ago in Europe at the IAA Hanover, and in March ...

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Customer Connection | COMPANY PROFILE – AGM Heavy Haul

Success for AGM Heavy Haul comes from keeping the customer informed and satisfied. – Report by Chris Mullett – Photography by Mark Bean After 30 years of representing a major international manufacturer of mining and construction equipment, Lawrie Mills, with his wife Michelle, decided to branch out on their own to fill a need for improved customer service. It had ...

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