Tag Archives: Western Star

Western Star Trucks to Showcase 5800FE and 6900 at Brisbane Truck Show

Western Star Trucks will display the 5800FE and 6900FXC at the BrisbaneTruck Show later this month. Aerodynamically designed for productivity including down swept exhaust, the recently‐released 5800FE combines Western Star’s trademark toughness with streamlined efficiency. The aerodynamically designed  5800FE  boasts outstanding driver visibility, a set‐back front axle that is ideal for b‐double applications, and Detroit power under the hood with ...

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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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Western Star Show and Shine | TRANSPORT NEWS

The Toowoomba Showgrounds hosted the second annual Western Star Trucks Show and Shine event, with support from Penske Commercial Vehicles’ selling dealer, Pengelly Truck and Trailers.   Entrants were judged across various categories with the ‘Truck of the Show’ award presented to North Queensland Truck and Machinery Movements’ ‘Phatcat’ 4800.   Supporting the event were Shell V‐Power Racing drivers Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin, and ...

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Staying Local | COMPANY PROFILE – Rankin Transport

Rankin Transport grows its customer base by providing high levels of local support to its customers. Words by Ed Higginson.  Within the Australian transport industry there are a handful of well-known trucking names that come to mind, but, for every one household name, there are hundreds of small family operators across the country known just as well by their local ...

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Westar Truck Centre has joined the Erebus Motorsport team!| TRANSPORT NEWS

Westar Truck Centre has joined the Erebus Motorsport team as its ‘Official Transporter’ for the remainder of the 2018 season and entire 2019 Supercars season. Erebus Motorsport’s 2017 season included winning the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with drivers David Reynolds and Luke Youlden using the Erebus built Commodore; the team finished seventh overall. This year, Dunlop Super 2 Series graduate ...

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Time-Sensitive Success | TRANSPORT NEWS – Ed Higginson visits K.S. Easter at its head office in Brisbane

The secret to success in the parcel business comes down to reliability, as PowerTorque’s Ed Higginson found while visiting K.S. Easter at its head office in Brisbane.  Reliability is the key when your business focuses on delivering time-sensitive freight along the East Coast, and the same reason why K.S. Easter now buys mainly from Western Star fitted with Detroits. K.S. ...

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TEAM TRAVEL | TRUCK REVIEW – Ed Higginson joined K.S. Easter for a run south to Melbourne

Ed Higginson joined K.S. Easter for a run south to Melbourne, sharing the wheel of a Western Star 5800SS It’s certainly something of a privilege to be invited to experience at firsthand a new truck in the fleet, and to share the driving. However, it can be particularly daunting for the regular driver, who has yet to find out whether ...

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Western Star Show n Shine Success | Truck Show

Western Star Trucks’ Show n Shine Success! Penske Commercial Vehicles hosted Western Star Trucks’ Show n Shine on Saturday with a multitude of trucks on display ! Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Western Star Trucks brand, the Show n Shine held at the Mt Cotton Training Centre, had a mulitude of  trucks on display to be judged with over ...

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WESTERN STAR SHOW & SHINE | TRUCK SHOW – Mt Cotton September 9th 2017

Western Star this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the brand and to commemorate those milestone Penske Commercial Vehicles is hosting a Show n Shine at the Mt Cotton Training Centre in Cornubia, QLD, from 11am to 4pm this Saturday, September 9. Take your own Western Star and enter on the day but arrive between 07.00-09.00am to enter.    A range of great ...

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING | REVIEW LOPEZ BROS TRANSPORT

Technology has not necessarily improved efficiency, and, for those with long memories, today’s experts could learn a lot from yesteryear – Chris Mullett.   Before we all got so terribly techno-efficient, preferring to stare at an iPhone than look someone in the face, people found it normal to communicate by talking to each other. The post took one day to ...

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