Tag Archives: Kenworth

Evolution through learning and innovation – Guse Transport Services of Wondi Qld

Bob Riley reports on Mick Guse and GTS of Wondai in the South Burnett It’s Saturday morning, and, at Guse Transport Services (GTS) in Wondai in the South Burnett region of the Queensland Great Dividing Range, the fleet’s in the yard for its weekly grease and wash. “It’s the standard issue from about 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,” owner Mick ...

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Brand Names

Kenworth Australia moves towards vertical integration as it brings the PACCAR engine range into the order books. Dave Whyte reports There was a time when your choice of truck had no bearing on the choice of power plant. You could basically have any model of truck you liked, then specify the engine, gearbox and diff ratios to your liking. The ...

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Business Class

Kenworth smartens up its interior design for its conventional range The advantages of maintaining a local engineering, research and development base in the Australian market has paid dividends for Kenworth, as highlighted by the company’s ability to develop and introduce the PACCAR MX 13-litre engine through its T409 range. But recent activity down at the company’s Bayswater, Victoria, head office ...

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Lucky 13

Kenworth is pinning its hopes on the PACCAR MX 13-litre – Chris Mullett and Dave Whyte report It’s been a long time coming for those waiting to see Kenworth return to offering a 13-litre since the demise of the Cat C13. What makes this new engine of significant interest is that it hails not from North America but from the ...

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First Impressions

Anthony and Melissa Churchill show that image and ability go hand in hand If you travel the eastern seaboard of NSW regularly, you would undoubtedly recognise the fleet of Churchill Transport from Holbrook in NSW. Whether it’s one of the Western Stars, Volvo FH16s or Kenworths, the fleet is highly distinctive because of the consistently immaculate presentation of all the ...

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Driving Pleasure

How could any Aussie driver not enjoy the opportunity to climb aboard a wide selection of brand new American prime movers Travelling half way around the world to bring you the latest trucking news is all part of our job, but after a while a tragic like me is looking to get back behind the wheel. Luckily for me, the ...

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TASSIE TRUCK SHOW

People and Places Now in its 11th year, the Tasmanian Truck Show celebrated its 3rd year in the new location of Carrick Showground, after moving from its original base at Deloraine. Long-term truck show organising legend, Erroll Northrop, still has a strong involvement in the event, not allowing his position now as a paraplegic confined to a powered wheelchair to ...

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T-Time

Dave Whyte finds a happy home behind the wheel of a T909 flagship There are many different makes and models on offer to Australian trucking operators, but only a few can claim true iconic status. These are usually the models that have changed little over the years, and have built a strong following among operators due to their heavyweight ability, ...

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The Incredible Hulk

Truckworks of Adelaide introduces its new Kenworth K200 10×4 Imagine you’ve got a cool one million bucks to spend on your next vehicle. For some the choice could be for a matching pair of his and hers McLaren Spiders. For others it might be just one Rolls Royce Phantom. Everyone has their own wish list, but, if you deal in ...

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Planning Ahead

Long haul trucking through the outback could be a lot simpler if manufacturers, OEM suppliers and legislators pooled their knowledge It’s a fact of life for North America truck manufacturers that while the use of various brands of components may produce an excellent truck, there are still areas that could be improved if the various suppliers practiced closer cooperation. Geoff ...

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