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Tag Archives: Powertorque

LIVING THE DREAM | FEATURE – Kenworth – Airlie Beach

Running two trips each week from Brisbane to Airlie Beach is keeping New Zealander Brad Gallagher a very happy driver. There’s nothing average about the twice weekly B-double service for the Airlie Beach Hotel between home base and Brisbane. For starters, the immaculate T909 with its fair share of customising additions is way above the usual standards found in the ...

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IAA Commercial Vehicles 2020 cancelled | TRANSPORT NEWS

The IAA Commercial Vehicles Expo held in Hanover, Germany is the world’s leading platform for transport, logistics and mobility The health risks of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures taken to contain it have fundamentally changed the backdrop for the IAA Commercial Vehicles. Many countries have travel restrictions that will remain in force for several months to come. Large events ...

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SHOCK TREATMENT | Truck Review – FUSO goes electric as Ed Higginson takes at the wheel

FUSO goes electric as Ed Higginson takes at the wheel Electric power has become the common buzzword when talking about new-vehicle developments. All the major vehicle manufacturers have announced electric vehicles (EVs) and some have already hit Australian showrooms, with even Harley Davidson announcing an electric motorcycle! Over the past two decades we have seen alternative fuels try to break ...

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PART AND PARCEL | Company Profile – Truckline

Times and changing for Truckline as Bapcor takes over control from CNH Industrial Described as Australia’s largest retailer of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, Truckline, as a division of CNH Industrial, supported all makes and models of North American, European and Japanese commercial vehicles. During the company’s 65 years servicing the Australian trucking industry, Truckline has built an extensive network ...

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PERSONAL SAFETY | TRANSPORT NEWS – ZF announces massive investment to improve safety systems

ZF announces massive investment to improve safety systems Being a major international player in truck technology these days is not simply a case of having a good idea and finding someone else to fund its development. If you take a close look at ZF, here’s a global company, that doesn’t actually make any vehicles but is working behind the scenes ...

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RANGE CHANGE | HINO 700

Adding ZF’s TraXon transmission to the Hino 700 changes the game for the Japanese manufacturer – Words and images by Chris Mullett.  The heavy-duty range of Japanese trucks has never managed to excite buyers in any form approximating the enthusiasm attached to buying North American or European products. But through the years, Asian manufacturers have steadily improved and enhanced their ...

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Freightliner on the Move | Truck Review – Freightliner Cascadia

Cascadia Shapes up for the Australian market – report by Chris Mullett, Images by Cristiano Brunelli The end of 2019 marks a transition for the Freightliner brand from providing conventional and cabover alternatives, with the North American manufacturer now concentrating purely on conventional models as the Argosy reaches the end of its run. Argosy has always done its best to ...

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Hino’s Slimline 500 Series | TRUCK REVIEW

The new mid-range Hino is winning significant support from operators looking to tick all the distribution boxes – Report by Brenton O’Connor.  It’s not often that Japanese truck manufacturers launch a new model. The conservative mindset of the Japanese means they don’t change a proven truck formula lightly, and they don’t jump on fads or trends unless the benefit can ...

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Volvo Trucks Introduces Enhanced Turbo Compound Engine in VNL Models | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volvo Trucks North America is introducing the next generation of its Turbo Compound technology, providing up to an additional 3 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over the current 13-litre Turbo Compound engine, the D13TC. This new engine delivers up to 11 percent fuel savings overall compared to model-year 2015 trucks. Other improvements include enhanced efficiency over a wider range of ...

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THE LEGEND LEGACY | Company Profile -For Sydney’s BT Tipper Hire it’s all about perfection

For Sydney’s BT Tipper Hire it’s all about perfection – Words and images by Ed Higginson It’s great to have something rather special in your fleet, and if you can have a Legend 950, what could top that? Except perhaps another Legend in the form of a 900. Based in Western Sydney, BT Tipper Hire has grown over the past ...

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