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THE RIGHT MIX | Truck Review – Hino 500 forms a solid foundation for the Mini-Mix fleet.

Hino 500 forms a solid foundation for the Mini-Mix fleet in Coffs Harbour – Words and images by Ed Higginson Hino launched its new 500-Series early last year, subsequently making inroads into many fleets across the country. One such fleet that has decided to go all-in after seeing the new Hino was Mini-Mix of Coffs Harbour. The business has been ...

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IVECO’s Purple Ivy Eurocargo | TRANSPORT NEWS

Abby Van Baar and her parents Kim and Paul have taken delivery of a specially bodied IVECO Eurocargo adapted for travelling around Australia. Able to carry  Abby’s wheelchair, the combination gives Abby  the chance to travel without the normal constraints of her cerebral palsy. Researching for the right motorhome steered the family in the direction of high-end horse transportation and a chance meeting ...

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Slim Pickings | TRUCK REVIEW

Improving aerodynamics can enable a truck and trailer combination to slide through the air rather than hit it head-on. Brenton O’Connor drives Volvo’s latest super-slippery FH – Images by Torque it Up Photography. Someone once said to me, when it comes to operating efficiently in the transport game, it’s not what you make, but what you save. Obviously in many ...

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KENWORTH KLASSIC 2017 | EVENT-TRUCK SHOW

PowerTorque’s Warren Caves relives the past lives of the Kenworth clan on display at the annual Clarendon Classic Rally – Images by Torque it Up. The annual Clarendon Classic Rally hosted by the Sydney Antique Machinery Club was held over the weekend of the 16th and 17th of September, and, following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, ...

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Planet America #1-PowerTorque reviews the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at Atlanta, Georgia | TRANSPORT NEWS

PowerTorque reviews the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a double celebration for Daimler Truck North America as 2017 signals two significant anniversaries in North America: 75 years of Freightliner Trucks and 50 years of Western Star Trucks. Since their founding days in 1942 respectively 1967, Freightliner and Western Star have put a total of about 3,200,000 ...

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UD Trucks launches new generation Quon range

UD Trucks has released the new generation Quon range, claiming the new model will redefine the heavy-duty Japanese truck segment. “The new Quon is huge step for UD Trucks, but also for Japanese heavy-duty trucks in general. The world-class technology available in the new generation Quon range has never been seen before on Japanese trucks in Australia” said Mark Strambi, ...

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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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NEW HINO 500 Series Wide Cab

A sneak peak at one of the most important unveiling events in 50 years. Introducing the all new Hino 500 Series Wide Cab. FacebookemailPrintTumblrTwitterLinkedin

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Aussie Ingenuity

Not just a manufacturing plant, more of a way of life Back in 1971, Australia’s population was actually half that of today, and with Prime Minister John Gorton running the country the nation was celebrating tennis star Evonne Goolagong being named the Australian of the Year. It was also in the same year the government announced that Australian and New ...

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Picnic in the Pilbara

There’s nothing meek or mild about Scania’s new 10×8 Proving that European heavy haulage units can mix it with the best of those from North America, Swedish truck maker Scania has just supplied its largest truck built for the Australian market. The R730 10×8 was built to order to haul Super-Quads for Qube Bulk, Australia’s leading mine to market logistics ...

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