Tag Archives: Kenworth

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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People and Places

It’s amazing whom you catch up with when you pull into a roadhouse for a coffee break Glenn “Yogi” Kendall of Kendall Trucking runs a Kenworth T900 from his home base of Katanning in Western Australia to just about anywhere the work takes him. Specialising in carting agricultural equipment such as headers, his T900 is coupled to a Barker drop-deck ...

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Old Habits Die Hard

Geoff “Noddy” Dobe can choose between a 50-year-old Peterbilt and an almost brand-new K200. Guess which is his favourite? On Monday December 13th 1965, Dubbo, NSW regional newspaper the Daily Liberal reported that a Peterbilt 352 cabover truck, the largest ever sold in Western NSW, was officially handed over to George Boland of the Boland Trading Company of Dubbo by ...

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Customer Focused

Nightingale Freightlines shows that the old skills of roping and sheeting can be equally important in today’s transport. In its distinctive pale blue livery, the Nightingale Freightlines’ fleet stands out on the highway, travelling to and from the company depots at Jimboomba in Queensland and Unanderra, on the NSW South Coast. In addition to the usually immaculate presentation of the ...

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Clean Living – Godfrey Xerri

Godfrey Xerri’s K900 shows how a well kept Kenworth can last a lifetime In many fleet operations the usual service life for a new vehicle is around the four to five-year mark. At that stage a typical line-haul truck has run perhaps close to one million kilometres and, with warranty cover beginning to look a little close to ending, for ...

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Smooth Mover

PowerTorque evaluates the T680 as Kenworth drives its development for the Australian market. It’s now two years since Kenworth launched the ultra aerodynamic T680 at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. With the whole of the American trucking industry focused on fuel economy, it is perhaps frustrating that technology launched in one part of the world doesn’t immediately become ...

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Room with a View

Sam Damianopoulos swapped his office for a K200 and is thoroughly enjoying the change. If you travel the Melbourne-Sydney corridor you’d be familiar with the immaculate presentation of vehicles in the D & D Roadtrans fleet that comprises of a short bonnet Western Star 4900 and a Kenworth K200 cabover. The two owners of D & D Roadtrans are cousins ...

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Showtime for Alexandra

Dave Whyte reports on one of the iconic rural shows in Victoria The Queen’s birthday weekend holds a special place in the heart of most Aussies, if only for the fact that it’s a public holiday. The idea of a long weekend away, or simply a sleep-in on a Monday, is enough to get most people excited, but for me ...

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