Tag Archives: Freightliner

LIVE CARGO | Company Profile-Seilers Transport

Animal welfare is a critical component for Seilers Transport as specialist in livestock transport – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up. The person we become is very often shaped by circumstances experienced during our younger years. For Jared Seiler, being regularly dropped off at school by his mum in a truck loaded with pigs certainly influenced his ...

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GROWING GOOD | COMPANY PROFILE- Calcimo Lime & Fertilizers

How a Gippsland-based farmer found the solution to improved pasture and productivity gains – words by Brenton O’Connor Back in 1960, beef and sheep farmer Jack O’Connor of Carrajung (In Victoria’s Gippsland) realised the benefits of applying limestone to his pastures to boost productivity and stock health. But due to a lack of local supply, and with the average truck ...

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Daimler Trucks establishes Automated Truck Research & Development Center in the U.S.| TRANSPORT NEWS

Daimler Trucks & Buses is strengthening its market-leading efforts for automated trucks and buses with its new Automated Truck Research & Development Center in Portland (Oregon, U.S.). This innovation facility is already working in close cooperation with existing development functions for automated driving in Stuttgart and India. The new research and development centre develops and fine tunes systems for automated ...

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Freightliner Technician of the Year | TRANSPORT NEW

New Zealand’s Cameron Nicol has been announced as the Freightliner Australia Pacific Technician of the Year. The final stage of the competition was held recently at the newly established Daimler Truck and Bus Training Academy in Mulgrave, in Melbourne’s east. Mr Nicol, who is from Trucks and Trailers in Auckland, edged out Brodie Martin, from Daimler Trucks Adelaide, and Adrian ...

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Freightliner’s Argosy comes to the end of the road | TRANSPORT NEWS

Freightliner Australia has announced that in 18 months time the Argosy cabover range will cease production, ending an era of the company offering both cabover and conventional models. Replaced by the all-new Cascadia, the decision to cease manufacturing ends a history that spans two decades, since it arrived on the Australian market in 1999. “It is fitting that we will ...

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ON THE MONEY | COMPANY PROFILE – Warren Caves visits Goulburn operator Whitlee Transport

Warren Caves visits Goulburn operator Whitlee Transport – Images by Mark Bean For Leanne Whittaker, the owner and director of Whitlee Transport, the art of running a successful business stems from focussing on your drivers as your best asset. Leanne takes that focus a little further than most operators, welcoming the families of the drivers into feeling they also play ...

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THE BITUMEN HIGHWAY | TRANSPORT NEWS Speedies Contractors

Knowing your business in depth can mean the difference between fighting for work and always keeping busy.  The need for specialist transport solutions spans such a broad spectrum that for many of us there remain areas of which we have no experience. While that can restrict the opportunities when looking for new work, for those with specialist knowledge of a ...

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BACK ON TRACK | TRANSPORT NEWS – Freightliner

It’s all systems go for Freightliner Trucks and Alliance Truck Parts as these two giants of the transport industry support local driver Tim Slade and the Brad Jones Race Team for the next two years. According to Tim Slade the Freightliner Racing Commodore will be pretty bold on track this year. “We did a one-off black and yellow livery for ...

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FAMILY TIES | COMPANY PROFILE – Kelly Transport of Toowoomba

Kelly Transport of Toowoomba celebrates four generations of trucking When a member of the family works with trucks, it’s something they share with all their relatives, and it’s only a matter of time before another cousin, sister or brother gets behind the wheel. PowerTorque caught up with Mitch Kelly at the Kelly Transport terminal in Toowoomba recently, to learn how ...

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KNOWING YOUR LIMITS | TRANSPORT NEWS -Toowoomba-based MAKTRANS takes the family approach to business

Toowoomba-based MAKTRANS takes the family approach to business – Words by Chris Mullett, images by Nathan Duff.  When the owner of the company has worked in the business and experienced life on the road firsthand, it leads to a better understanding of the pressures that can apply to drivers and how these concerns can be addressed. MAKTRANS QLD Pty Ltd ...

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