Tag Archives: MACK

Every Dog Has It’s Day – MACK Heartland Tour

Dave Whyte joins MACK to experience the Heartland Tour With the Aussie market for heavy trucks being a hard fought battle among the various contenders, manufacturers are always looking for ways to not only maintain relationships with their existing customers, but to also demonstrate their offerings to potential new buyers. While truck shows around the country offer operators the opportunity ...

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Good Times and Great Memories – Alan Lever

Alan Lever remembers one million miles and some interesting stories along the way – Words by Chris Mullett Talk to any of the older and wiser gentlemen of the trucking industry, and at some stage you’ll hear a reference to the “good old days”. It’s not until you dig a little deeper that you find the days referred to, while ...

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Andrew – Driver for Boral

Andrew from Boral had time for a chat with PowerTorque Magazine during some routine maintenance at LMR trucks Moss Vale, on the 19 mtr powder tanker he drives.He has been with Boral for about 8 years and is based at Berrima and mainly runs from there up to Sydney and back. “The 535 Mack Trident and AMT work well together ...

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GLS Transport- Mack Super-Liner

GLS Transport was started by Garry and his wife Susan in April 2014, starting with a CH Mack and three-axled dog trailer and last year adding Trevor Dyson as a subcontractor with his 600-horsepower Western Star 4900 and quad dog. Garry and his wife Susan felt that there were significant opportunities in this sector of the market to invest in ...

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Problem Solving

A Mack 8×4 makes a formidable recovery unit If you are in the market for a versatile and competent recovery unit, the Mack Granite can make a comprehensive argument for what it can offer – not as a standard 6×4 unit, but as specialist eight-wheeler. There are obvious advantages of running an 8×4 unit in a work application such as ...

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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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Black Jack

Driving skills depend on training, ability and aptitude, but driving V8 Supercars is a whole new world. Words by Dave Whyte. The role of a truck driver is not as clear-cut as it may seem to outsiders. The differences in what the job actually entails are huge; from loading general freight on Tautliners to carrying cars, the job of actually ...

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Superliner Road Test

There are very few names in truck manufacturing that can claim legendary status. While there are those who may have a strong following within trucking circles, there are even fewer who have that same brand awareness outside of the industry. If you were to ask anyone outside the transport industry to name three brands of truck, chances are they’d get ...

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CMV Truck and Bus Sydney

It’s a good news story for Albury-Wodonga as CMV Truck and Bus relocates and upgrades. Watch any of the popular TV programmes on real estate and you’ll know well that when it comes to selling and success, location is everything. The proof of course comes from experience. With the opening of a brand-new, $8 million service and sales facility at ...

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Covering All Bases

KIM Haulage is using technology wherever possible to improve operating safety standards Australians are reputed to be early adopters of new technology. That’s certainly the case for Sydney-based KIM Haulage where founder and managing director Ken McClelland is using a full suite of different technologies to improve safety, reduce vehicle downtime and minimise driver fatigue. A self-confessed Mack devotee, in ...

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