Tag Archives: MACK

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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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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Hair of the Dog

Bruce Honeywill joins PowerTorque with his own take on life on the highway To say that the Hair family has a fad for the bulldog breed is an understatement. More like a fetish, a deep cultural attachment to the Mack brand. The appreciation goes back a long way and now crosses generational divides. Hair’s Cattle Transport – specialising in cattle ...

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25 years of tradition and innovation

You don’t survive for a quarter of a century and prosper in the trucking business unless you do your homework.  Given the family roots of S&S Tyquin, quarry products hauliers of Sunbury, Victoria, it was fitting that Steve Tyquin marked his 25th year in the trucking business with the purchase of a Kenworth K200, labelled ‘Miss Tilly’ – a nickname ...

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Albury Freight Distribution Services

Controlled growth means staying at a manageable and comfortable size. It’s always a pleasure to re-visit a company and find that, not only has it survived two major economic recessions, it has also grown beyond all previous expectations. Just how far it has grown and how it managed its operation through difficult times is testimony to the people that it ...

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Macksimising Potential

Mack Trucks increases fuel economy and maximises performance with the Super Econodyne When you want to know what lies ahead for Mack, you go to Mack people in the US. That’s how PowerTorque gained this insight into the company’s future development, and that enables us to pass it straight to our readers. Mack is on a roll, and, with 112 ...

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Mack – Bulldog with Bite

It’s higher horsepower to order for Mack with the Titan and Super-Liner Who would have thought it? Mack’s latest entrant into the high horsepower end of Australian trucking packs a big torque punch but does so with all the grace and eco-friendliness that comes with Selective Catalytic Reduction. So, whether you are in the middle of the Simpson Desert hauling ...

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Keeping it in the Family – S J Read

Driving tippers and dog trailers are just part of a normal day for Sydney operator Steve Read and his wife Cheryl There’s no glass ceiling at S.J. Read Earthworks and Haulage, as Cheryl Read knows only too well. With a combined family of eight children, both Cheryl and her husband, Steve, together with Cheryl’s son, Daniel, spend their week behind ...

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