Tag Archives: Kenworth

Drive Time

The Mid-America Truck Show once again highlights the future development for the North American market. Chris Mullett reports Heading for Louisville, Kentucky, this year for the annual PowerTorque pilgrimage, there were times that I reflected on just how much would be revealed by way of new developments. Despite the 30-hour travel schedule, Louisville always provides sufficient food for thought to ...

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Stag Night

A matching pair of new Sloanebuilt “Stag” trailers is the right solution for Gunlake Quarries. There are several options when you’ve got to move bulk aggregate from A to B. Traditional end-over tippers in B-double configuration are one solution, another alternative being the use of rigid trucks together with four-axled, five-axled or even six-axled dog trailers. As we’ve seen recently ...

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Hard Rock

The success of Gunlake Quarries starts with the extraction of hard rock. Australia is land of volcanos, or more specifically, the plugs remaining from volcanic activity where the surrounding area has been eroded by wind and water. Fortunately, they no longer erupt in our country, but, nonetheless, if we trace our history back by millions of years the NSW Southern ...

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Bright Red and Beautiful

Scott and Jodie Anderson strive for perfection in the tipper and dog trailer segment Yamba, on the north coast of NSW, offers some of the finest pristine beaches and national parks while retaining a friendly, village-style atmosphere. Well placed for reaching Brisbane within three hours or the Gold Coast in two hours, it’s also a handy hub from which to ...

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Geraldton Fuel – Tri-Drive

DANA’s new tri-drive provides the answer for heavy haul Don’t believe all your read about the financial woes of Western Australia. Yes, iron ore prices have dropped through to the basement, closely followed in some areas by house prices. But, in other industries such as gold extraction and high-grade copper, there’s distinct optimism that 2015 is going to be an ...

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Focus on Tasmania

Ted Woodberry of Ted’s Forest Management has a new addition to the family in the form of a Kenworth T950. One of our first interviews was with Ted Woodberry of Launceston, the managing director of Ted’s Forest Management and the very proud owner of a Kenworth T950, the latest truck to join his fleet that comprises a Mack Trident and ...

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The West Wing – GKR Transport

Preventative maintenance practices are the backbone of efficient fleet management for GKR Transport. There’s nothing easy about running a national fleet when individual trucks are covering up to 410,000 km each year and a return trip can notch up nearly 9,000 km. That’s only part of the daily concerns for Neil Anderson, transport manager for GKR Transport, as he ensures ...

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Top Tankers

Only the best will do when it comes to safety and Hills Tankers It’s a proud moment in any manufacturer’s history when it supplies a customer with the 100th trailer in a successful relationship dating back 30 years. That’s the accolade for Brisbane-based Holmwood Highgate, as it delivered trailer numbers 99 and 100 to Peter Hill, managing director of Hill’s ...

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Practical Ability

Dale Price finds that profitability comes from having the right truck for the right job We see a great divergence in the earthmoving business, with prime movers hauling end-over tippers giving way to rigid truck and dog trailers, or quad dog and even six-axle tipping trailers. What we don’t commonly see is a great trend towards 8×4 or 10×4 rigid ...

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All for the Family

MENC Transport is all about looking good and providing solid customer service Some people join the transport industry because they see it simply as a way of earning a set wage, while others bring with them a passion about trucks that drives them to achieve business growth. Eddie Galea certainly fits into the latter category. Having started with a secondhand ...

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