Tag Archives: Trucks

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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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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H2O to Go

When water is a precious commodity, call The Watercart Specialists – Words and images by Warren Caves The need for water supplies at locations without a reliable source forms the basis for The Watercart Specialists’ operations in this niche market. Founded upon simple principles of good customer service and reliable equipment, General Manager, Bill Bastian, is growing his business established ...

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Hyundai trucks return to Australia

The South Korean company that excels in the passenger car market has regrouped for a renewed attack on the Australian truck buyer The Peninsula Motor Group, under the guidance of Dilip Kumar, is taking on the import and distribution of the current model Hyundai trucks through a newly formed subsidiary, Hyundai Commercial Vehicles Australia (HCVA). HCVA have an agreement with ...

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A Concrete Certainty

Isuzu plugs the gaps in its model range with an all-new agitator The glitz and the glamour of trucking usually focuses on long haul, roadtrain work, but in reality, this sector forms only a minor part of the industry as a whole. Working every day for their living, but not covering the same extensive distances, are the tipper operators and ...

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Glenn ‘Yogi’ Kendall wins Scania’s Truck Driver Competition

WA’s Glenn ‘Yogi’ Kendall has emerged victorious from a day’s duelling with 11 rivals for the title of Scania Truck Driver Champion in the bi-annual test of skills and knowledge. This was the fifth outing for the Australian version of Scania’s long-running global challenge to find the country’s best truck driver. The extrovert owner-driver of Kendall Trucking & Co was ...

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Chris Linahan might not be able to hear or speak, but he can still fix a truck.

The 19-year-old is deaf and communicates using Auslan Australian Sign Language called Auslan. He is in the second year of his diesel mechanical apprenticeship at Geelong Fuso, where he has quickly become part of the team. Chris took to the stage at a recent black-tie event when Fuso Geelong and employment provider MatchWorks took out the inaugural Innovation in Disability ...

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PETERBILT TO EXHIBIT AT 2017 MATS

Peterbilt Motors Company announced it will exhibit during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky., on March 32-25 2017, in the Kentucky Exposition Center. “The Mid-America Trucking Show allows Peterbilt to spend quality time with customers and drivers while exhibiting our latest offerings,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “MATS is an outstanding venue ...

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PBS reaches new heights of approval

Approvals for high-performance heavy vehicles reached new heights during July-to-September, according to the latest quarterly data released by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the Quarterly Snapshot Q1 2016-17 results for the Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme showed 450 new combinations approved, an 80 per cent increase on the same period in 2015. “PBS vehicles ...

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