Tag Archives: Powertorque People

LADY-JOHN | PowerTorque People

Recognising some of the great characters of the transport industry – Words by Dave Whyte  The transport industry is a great community, and while we here at PowerTorque focus our attention on the equipment side things, the people of the industry are equally important in shaping its future. There are many great stories about how family influence has led people ...

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JOHN KAY – 66 years behind the wheel

  #PowerTorquePeople Powertorque Magazine had the absolute pleasure of sharing a yarn with John Kay after he’d just finished loading up for a Friday night run to Cooma. John started driving at age 17, by chance he was working at the local General sore in Moruya when the bloke who was delivering their goods offered him.a job going out on ...

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Ben, driver for Rendevski Transport out of Shepparton

  #PowerTorquePeople Ben, drives for Rendevski transport out of Shepparton and says he has been with them for about 4.5 years. At a young 30 years of age,Powertorque Magazine asked Ben if he had any barriers getting a start in the industry at a young age? “A few wouldn’t look at me untill I was 25, so I got a ...

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John of Douglas Tpt

This lights on the Hill Mack Superliner rolled into Sutton Forest Shell, driven by John, of Douglas Tpt. and Powertorque Magazine just had to get a quick photo. John was quickly fueling up so we had to grab a quick chat and photo between tanks.He has been driving this truck for three years and it’s fitted with a MP10 685 ...

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JOE – Mechanic and Driver for Terrazza Australian Marble

Meet Joe, Powertorque Magazine ran into Joe recently on his way to Wagga with a load of tiles. Joe has been with Terrazza Australian Marble for 27 years. He told us he’s actually the company mechanic but fills in as driver when the need arises. “It’s good to put down the spanners every now and then for a change” he ...

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Graham and Dean Starkey

Graham and Dean Starkey were soaking up the glorious sunshine at the Sydney Classic and antique truck show today at Museum of Fire Penrith. Graham says he’s had this classic 1974 R-model Mack for about 3 months now. It runs a 320 coolpower engine and a Mack 10 speed transmission. He told Powertorque Magazine, he has done some mechanical work ...

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Bill Gaudie from Ross Transport

Bill Gaudie from Ross Transport, took time out for a chat with Powertorque Magazine on his way back from Cootamundra. Bill has been with Rossies for about 7 years and was originally driving flat tops on the steel task, however now he runs in the tipper side of things and says he loves it. I really like the Freightliner, it’s ...

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Rob Thornton-Driver for Success Transport of Karratha WA

Rob Thornton drives for Success Transport and PHHG with a 2007 Volvo FH16 at 550hp known as “Amazing Grace” with 1.2 million on the clock. “I grew up on a farm, my father was a truckie, I drive trucks because I love them, not because I can’t do anything else, I just love trucks. I believe I was brought up ...

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“Josh” of Rocky Lamattina and Sons.

This classy looking Kenworth T909 was being driven by “Josh” of Rocky Lamattina and sons. It’s powered by a Cummins E5 @ 600 HP. Josh says he normally runs between Wemen and Melbourne, however Powertorque Magazine caught up with him on his way back to Melbourne from Sydney .He said it was nice to have a bit of a change ...

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Bryan O’keeffe

Bryan O’keeffe has been driving this Isuzu bread truck for 3 years.He told Powertorque Magazine, that he wants to get into driving semi trailers and has already got his HC licence, however he has all but given up as he has approached numerous medium to large companies without success, as they all state that they require drivers with 2 years ...

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