Tag Archives: Mercedes-Benz

The Secret is Service | TRANSPORT NEWS -A Freightliner Coronado on a repair and maintenance contract

A Freightliner Coronado on a repair and maintenance contract is proving it worth for operator Mt Buller Area Transport (MBAT) as it services the Victorian snowfields region. The Freightliner Coronado 114 B-Double joined the MBAT fleet with company owner, Evan Lowing, stating the repair and maintenance programme was one of the key selling points. “It just makes good business sense to be ...

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Cost Control | TRUCK REVIEW – Mulvey Transport cutting costs with Mercedes-Benz ACTROS

“I’ve only ever known the trucking industry and I love it” – Alec Mulvey of Mulvey Transport. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Mulvey Transport, the South Kempsey based trucking company that’s built an enviable reputation since managing director Alec Mulvey founded the company that he still operates today. Alec started in trucking at the wheel of a K100 ...

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OVERNIGHTING – Latest Actros 16-litre in full weight B-Double attire for a night run | TRUCK REVIEW | MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS

Over the last few issues, we have been making quite a song and dance about the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, and with good reason. It’s not often that a new product release causes such a change in operator opinion, and what we have seen and heard from those who have been bold enough to jump on the new-Actros bandwagon is nothing ...

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Ron Finemore signs deal on 95 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner trucks | Transport NEWS

Ron Finemore Transport has confirmed an order for the supply of 68 Mercedes-Benz and 27 Freightliner Coronado trucks within a twelve-month period. The family-owned transport group employs 450 staff in regional Australia and was the first Australian fleet to place a large order of the new generation Mercedes-Benz truck. It has also placed orders for additional Freightliner Coronado models to ...

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IN Training | REVIEW Shane Blakeborough – Mercedes-Benz Actros

Shane Blakeborough took the lessons learned from driver training into full-time truck operation  Shane Blakeborough has been involved in the transport game for a long time, and covered many different aspects of the industry. From humble beginnings operating a crane truck, he and his wife went on to build a successful driver training school “Journey Management Group”, which is now ...

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Stepping Out with Actros | REVIEW New Mercedes-Benz Actros

Ray Worboys shifts to the new German cabover alongside his conventional Coronado  As many of you will know, life as an owner/driver is not a simple affair. But with the right equipment, and a good support crew, there are opportunities to be had. The biggest problem within our industry is the dog-eat-dog attitude, and the number of people willing to ...

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A Change of Emphasis | REVIEW Mercedes Benz Actros

Terry Warn found that moving to new equipment brought a reduction in total operating costs    It’s always nice to hear of a family-based success story, and while the transport industry is not generally regarded as family friendly, there are some companies that really bring the family aspect to the fore. One such company is ABS Transport, a family-owned and ...

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Mercedes-Benz will launch an all-new on-highway rigid range at this month’s Brisbane Truck Show| NEW MERCEDES-BENZ RIGID

The company will also present its newly introduced prime mover models to the public for the first time at the event that runs from May 25 to 28. Mercedes-Benz  launched its new generation Actros family of trucks in October last year and is now ready to launch the rigid versions. The new rigid model was part of a local testing ...

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Shane Blakeborough- Managing Director TransTex Transport

  “If you’d have asked me twelve months ago would I have a fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks in my yard, I would’ve probably told you no, there’s not a hope in hell,” he said. “But, I look at my bottom line every day. If you look at those numbers, we are seeing reductions in servicing costs, fuel, AdBlue and tyres. ...

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Transtex makes savings with Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Transport operator Shane Blakeborough of Transtex has taken delivery of his fourth new Mercedes-Benz Actros truck, describing the model as a ‘game changer’. Mercedes-Benz certainly was not on Shane’s radar with Transtex traditionally purchasing American-style models for its interstate work. When he was offered a trial truck through a Daimler Trucks contact, Shane was reluctant. “I told them there was ...

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