Tag Archives: Freightliner

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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MOVING FORWARDS | Truck Review – All New Cascadia

Brenton O’Connor joins the Freightliner team as it evaluates the potential of the all-new Cascadia. When first previewed by the Australian transport media, the first Freightliner Cascadia was introduced in left-hand-drive format, displayed as a static, rather than drivable prime mover. Some months later, with the development programme having swung into gear, it became possible to drive this truck, plus ...

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OPERATION CORONADO | Truck Review – Freightliner Coronado

Named after a series of 11 operations conducted by the American Forces in the Vietnam War, the Freightliner Coronado is a worthwhile member of any team – Words by Brenton O’Connor, Images by Geoff Parrington. The tipper and dog market is booming, especially in NSW and Western Sydney, so the invitation from Daimler Truck and Bus to drive its new ...

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Vale Ian Bruce | TRANSPORT NEWS

Ian Bruce, the man who introduced Freightliner to Australia has passed away in Melbourne, survived by his wife Betty. Ian’s career as a sales and marketing executive at Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles in Mulgrave, Victoria was backed by his vast truck industry experience and enabled him to see the potential of the Freightliner brand, which Mercedes-Benz acquired in 1981. He suggested ...

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Freightliner helps out Burrumbuttock Hay Run hero Brendan Farrell | TRANSPORT NEWS

Burrumbuttock Hay Runners organiser Brendan Farrell has taken delivery of a Freightliner Coronado ahead of another hay run to the Queensland outback. Freightliner has lent Mr Farrell the Coronado 122 for summer so he can continue his tireless work helping Australian farmers through tough times. In addition to his role helping drought-stricken farmers, Brendan is also an owner-driver and has ...

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Family Ties | COMPANY PROFILE – Cromack Transport of Grafton bases its future on a strong family tradition

Cromack Transport of Grafton bases its future on a strong family tradition – Words by Chris Mullett, images by Nathan Duff  One of the great privileges of interviewing different operators around the country is being able to learn of the history behind the company, especially those that retain the family name on the side of every truck in the fleet. ...

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Ready To Roll | Truck Review – Freightliner Australia opens the door to Cascadia

Freightliner Australia opens the door to Cascadia. It’s often difficult to place the correct perspective on the introduction of a new truck range into Australia when production volumes in overseas countries make the annual sales figures in our country look somewhat insignificant. With over 17 brands competing in our market, the average of a truck fleet at 14.9 years suggests ...

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Freightliner matches the Movember Movement | TRANSPORT NEWS

Through 2018 Freightliner Trucks has partnered with Movember, an organisation that focuses on men’s health, with a special focus on men’s mental health. To celebrate the association, the number 14 Freightliner Racing Commodore of Tim Slade and the Freightliner Coronado race team transporter will each sport a moustache at this weekend’s final Supercar championship round in Newcastle. “When people see the mo’, ...

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FREIGHTLINER GROWS A MO | TRANSPORT NEWS

Freightliner grows a mo for men’s health in Movember Freightliner Australia is partnering with the Movember Foundation to raise vital awareness and funds to support men’s mental health. The truck manufacturer says it is getting behind Movember, which challenges men to grow a moustache during the month of November, because men’s mental health is a particularly important issue within the ...

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