Tag Archives: Kenworth

Tilt and Tow

The Alexandra Truck Show provides a great opportunity to talk to operators and to catch up with members of the industry as they relax for the day. As TrailerTorque checked out the vehicles on display, we caught up with John Sampson of Eagle Towing and Salvage of Ringwood, Victoria. With a 40-year history of working in the heavy vehicle accident ...

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Magnetic Attraction

Specialising in metal recycling has provided consistent growth over nearly a quarter of a century of trucking for Brisbane-based Scrap Haul As local communities develop and grow in size they also expand in their production of waste materials across a broad spectrum that includes, metal, wood and other recyclables. While domestic waste remains the responsibility of local councils, the collection ...

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Fit and Finish

Interior upgrades for 2015 feature high on the list of attractions for both Kenworth and Freightliner When you’re out on the road the truck is your home away from home. Comfort, convenience and safety for the driver are now much more under focus, and there’s good reason to believe that attention from the manufacturers to improve the driving environment will ...

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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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