telling everyone how vital trucking is

Politically Incorrect Trucking Too

Here is a follow up to a video Diesel News first aired over two years ago, and the question still remains, is this an example of politically incorrect trucking too? The industry needs to have a debate about what is and isn’t politically correct, especially because many in the trucking industry got their first experiences with trucks in a very similar manner.  Read more

development of the fleet

Development of the Fleet

For any transport operation it is necessary to constantly think about the development of the fleet. At GLW Freight Management in Perth, the approach has been between being traditionally smart or smartly traditional.  Read more

top tech awards at the TMC

Top Tech Awards at the TMC

This week saw the truck top tech awards at the TMC, the Castrol Vecton Awards Dinner, as part of the annual Technical and Maintenance Conference, held in Melbourne at the Automotive Centre of Excellence at Kangan Batman TAFE rewards the technical teams in trucking for dedication and innovation. Read more

interstate vs intrastate

Interstate vs Intrastate 

There is a balance to be found for GLW Freight, based in the Perth suburb of Forrestdale, in in the city’s southwest where many of the transport operations of Western Australia are based, with its easy access to the roads to the east looking at interstate vs intrastate. Read more

traditionally smart or smartly traditional

Traditionally Smart or Smartly Traditional

For any transport operation it is necessary to find the right balance between old fashioned trucking and running a smart modern operation and, for GLW Freight Management in Perth, the approach can be described as being traditionally smart or smartly traditional.  Read more

18 Speed Roadranger versus Ultrashift Plus

18 Speed Roadranger Versus Ultrashift Plus

If you want a heated discussion, then one of the subjects which will provoke the most heat would be comparing two products from the USA, the 18 Speed Roadranger versus Ultrashift Plus. The two sides to this story represent two strong ways of thinking about the trucking industry. Read more

latest new models from Kenworth

Latest New Models from Kenworth

The two latest new models from Kenworth are the T410 and the T360, effectively replacing the current T409 and the T359. These are the most recent updates to the Kenworth range, as the 2.1 metre wide standard cabin design works its way across the offering from the Bayswater-based company. Read more

running the trucks right

Running the Trucks Right

Mick Baker runs a small fleet of trucks out of small base in Dalby, 200km west of Brisbane, on the Darling Downs and insists on running the trucks right. Still driving himself, Mick comes from a farming background. His father grew up on the farm and has a farm with a couple of trucks. He spent his youth driving a Mack R600 around the paddock. Read more

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Volvo May Have Overtaken Kenworth on Truck Sales?

With Volvo topping the heavy duty truck sales figures for the past two months, Volvo may have overtaken Kenworth on truck sales? In the figures published by the Truck Industry Council for June 2019, Volvo sold 225 heavy duty trucks, while Kenworth achieved 202. This leaves Volvo just 50 trucks behind Kenworth’s 1154 total sales for the year in this market segment. Read more

small fleet of multiple combination trucks

Small Fleet of Multiple Combination Trucks

Mick Baker runs a small fleet of multiple combination trucks out of small base in Dalby, 200km west of Brisbane, on the Darling Downs. Still driving himself, Mick comes from a farming background. His father grew up on the farm and has a farm with a couple of trucks. He spent his youth driving a Mack R600 around the paddock. Read more

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