Tag Archives: Kenworth

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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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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