Tag Archives: Western Star

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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Growth plans for Western Star Trucks in 2017

Western Star Trucks in Australia has  now settled on a structured plan for growth through  new dealerships under the Penske  Commercial Vehicles’ group now representing the iconic North American brand through the addition of  new Penske Power Systems dealerships in Mackay, Townsville, Darwin and Cairns. Commencing as Penske Commercial Vehicles dealerships over the last six months, Penske Power Systems’ Mackay, Townsville, Darwin and Cairns locations have assumed ...

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Penske Commercial Vehicles appoints a new dealership in Mildura

Penske Commercial Vehicles (PCV) has appointed a new dealership in Mildura, Victoria in partnership with the Marshall Group. The appointment will give PCV a presence in the north‐west Victorian region for the first time, providing parts, service and warranty functions to Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus and Dennis Eagle customers. Delighted to announce the new appointment, PCV Managing ...

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OBERON QUARRIES

High quality aggregates are all in a day’s work for Oberon Quarries As an independent, Australian owned company, Oberon Quarries commenced production in 1995, and, after a five-year approvals process, was granted permission to operate for 20 years during the extraction of 200,000 tonnes of material. The operation of the quarry has proved to be so successful, that only recently ...

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