Tag Archives: Freightliner

German awards for Freightliner’s New Cascadia | TRANSPORT NEWS

Freightliner Trucks’ new Cascadia® model recently won two 2017 Automotive Brand Contest awards – one for Exterior Volume Brand, the other for Interior Volume Brand. The Exterior Volume Brand award recognises design in all vehicle classes, while the Interior Volume Brand focuses on features such as cockpits, instruments, airbags, paneling, seats, colour and trim. Hosted by the prestigious German Design ...

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The Secret is Service | TRANSPORT NEWS -A Freightliner Coronado on a repair and maintenance contract

A Freightliner Coronado on a repair and maintenance contract is proving it worth for operator Mt Buller Area Transport (MBAT) as it services the Victorian snowfields region. The Freightliner Coronado 114 B-Double joined the MBAT fleet with company owner, Evan Lowing, stating the repair and maintenance programme was one of the key selling points. “It just makes good business sense to be ...

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Knowing Your Limits – MAKTRANS of Toowoomba | TRUCK REVIEW Freightliner

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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Planet America # PowerTorque reviews the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at Atlanta, Georgia.| Transport NEWS

PowerTorque reviews the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at Atlanta, Georgia. The inaugural NACV Show kicked off in Atlanta this week, forming a presentation that comprised more of what lies ahead than exists on our roads at present. Technology companies focussed on autonomous trucks, with much thought given to alternative drivelines with energy sources ranging from gas and biofuels to ...

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Planet America #1-PowerTorque reviews the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at Atlanta, Georgia | TRANSPORT NEWS

PowerTorque reviews the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a double celebration for Daimler Truck North America as 2017 signals two significant anniversaries in North America: 75 years of Freightliner Trucks and 50 years of Western Star Trucks. Since their founding days in 1942 respectively 1967, Freightliner and Western Star have put a total of about 3,200,000 ...

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TOTAL RECOVERY | TRUCK REVIEW – Orange Heavy Towing’s new Freightliner Coronado based Jerr-Dan Recovery Unit.

PowerTorque  visits Orange Heavy Towing to see its Freightliner Coronado based Jerr-Dan recovery unit in action. Every day, we hit the road and take our chances, assuming we’ll make it to our destination in one piece, and with no big dramas to upset the schedule on the way. Sadly though, there are times when we need to call on someone ...

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Ron Finemore signs deal on 95 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner trucks | Transport NEWS

Ron Finemore Transport has confirmed an order for the supply of 68 Mercedes-Benz and 27 Freightliner Coronado trucks within a twelve-month period. The family-owned transport group employs 450 staff in regional Australia and was the first Australian fleet to place a large order of the new generation Mercedes-Benz truck. It has also placed orders for additional Freightliner Coronado models to ...

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Freightliner Argosy powered by the Cummins X15

Buyers of the latest Freightliner Argosy can now choose between two major North American engine manufacturers with the availability of the Cummins X15 or Detroit DD15 six cylinder, 15-litre  diesel engines to power 2017 models. Freightliner is the only truck manufacturer to offer customers a choice of 15-litre engines and the new X15 is available in output ratings ranging from 485hp to ...

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Freightliner to celebrate 75th anniversary at the Brisbane Truck Show

Freightliner is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with something old and something new at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show from May 25 to 28. It will be presenting a range of exciting new models including a tough Coronado 122 stock-hauling special, which can pull up to 140-tonnes with ease and also draw a crowd thanks to its muscular design and Bar ...

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Buckle Down

  Dave Whyte looks at the latest timesaving options from MaxiTRANS. For those of us who entered the transport industry within the last 20 years, it would be hard to imagine there was ever a time when Tautliner, or curtainsided, trailers didn’t exist. The older drivers among us know all too well that keeping freight protected from the elements has ...

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