Tag Archives: Trucking

KP Logistik orders 100 LNG trucks off Scania | TRANSPORT NEWS

In its largest single order to date, Scania will deliver 100 LNG fuelled trucks to KP Logistik, based in Stavenhagen, Germany. “With this strategic order for gas vehicles, we want pioneer more sustainable transport and set a good example for the transport industry,” says David Brokholm, Managing Director, KP Logistik GmbH. “Carbon emissions from natural gas trucks are lower than ...

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MAN PerformanceLine to Debut at Brisbane Truck Show | TRANSPORT NEWS

Penske Commercial Vehicles will debut the all-new, limited edition MAN TGX D38 PerformanceLine at the Brisbane Truck Show in May. Available in 580 and 640hp 6×4 configurations with either the XLX or XXL cab. In addition to the D38  standard features that the PerformanceLine features an energy efficient, advanced light and visibility package, twin pairing of mobile devices, leather Alcantara ...

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PROSTAR PERFECT | COMPANY PROFILE-Internationals are back on track with Booyal Quarries

Internationals are back on track with Booyal Quarries There’s something rather nostalgic about thinking back to when you were first allowed to ‘drive’ a vehicle. For Booyal Quarries owner Bruce Evans, that experience was at the age of eight, at the controls of his father’s International Harvester bulldozer. Bruce eventually graduated from the ‘dozer to drive his first truck, an ...

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THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE – MACK R-700 | CUSTOM & CLASSIC

Warren Caves enjoys some local history and a large dose of nostalgia Childhood memories can hold a special place in the heart − a trusty family dog, a favourite push-bike or matchbox car, or special experiences long held dear. For those with truck-driving fathers, sometimes those experiences come from school holiday adventures riding shotgun with Dad to far-off places. For ...

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DIGGING DEEP | Truck Review -Scania Australia reveals the new XT mining and construction range

Scania Australia reveals the new XT mining and construction range – Words by Ed Higginson Scania launched its new XT mining and construction range as part of its ’New Truck Generation’ in November at the IMARC Expo in Melbourne,. For XT, read “Xtra Tough”, heralding the introduction of some impressive features to enable these models to cope with extreme environments. ...

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ULTIMATE THOUGHT PROCESSORS | Truck Review -UD Trucks’ revised Quon heavy duty truck has moved a step closer to complete autonomy.

Warren Caves reviews the autonomous UD UD Trucks’ revised Quon heavy duty truck has moved a step closer to complete autonomy. To experience this development at close quarters, PowerTorque visited Japan to evaluate a commercial test-ready Quon fitted with its latest autonomous technology, prior to the start of a trial in real-world customer operations within controlled environments. Once the trial ...

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STREET SMART | TRUCK REVIEW – HINO 500 Series

Hino shows its 500 Series is based on clever thinking – Words by Warren Caves.  Hino’s 500 Series Wide Cab range entered service with Australian fleets in early 2017, teaming a choice of two different capacity, six-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engines with the Allison 3000 World Series six-speed automatic transmission. Visually, the difference between the two engines was evident in the ...

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Going Corporate | COMPANY PROFILE -Turps Tippers

Warren Caves joins Turps Tippers to talk about company growth and branding When you are out on the road you get to see different companies doing their thing and soon become accustomed to seeing the familiar names as you cross paths on a regular basis. Sometimes there seems to be really rapid fleet growth over a short timeframe, as almost ...

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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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Every Town, Every Day | COMPANY PROFILE- FOLLOWMONT TRANSPORT

The express parcels business imposes its own demands on customer service – Words by Brenton O’Connor.  The core business for Queensland-based Followmont Transport is founded upon the express parcel service, with the aim to service every town in its network every day. Now in its second generation, the company is currently directed by Mark Tobin, whose father started the business ...

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