the package from Detroit

The Package from Detroit

Times have changed and engine makers no longer just supply an engine, PowerTorque looks into the package from Detroit which comes with the X Series Western Star.
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Eaton and Cummins Getting Closer

This week’s look back to the world of trucking five years ago highlights an initiative started back in 2017, and one which seems to have come to full fruition this year, with the release of the K220 where Eaton and Cummins getting closer means that the new truck has a fully integrated driveline, just like its main competitors. Read More
Western Star 47X joins the new X-Series range

Western Star 47X Joins the New X-Series Range

As the Western Star 47X joins the new X-Series range, both last year’s 49X and the new 47X from Western Star are headed for Australia in right-hand-drive in around a year, reckons PowerTorque’s US Correspondent, Steve Sturgess. He has been checking the new models out.
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the new Western Star 49X

The New Western Star 49X

Virtual press events get the word out, sort of, except, unless you watch out for them, they don’t, case in point: the new Western Star 49X, you shoulda been there. PowerTorque’s US Correspondent, Steve Sturgess, was there when the new truck was released in the US, but there has been no word on its possible introduction in Australia, as yet.
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a new Star rising

A New Star Rising

With the announcement of a new set of models from Western Star, Diesel looks at the X-factor which is now part of a new Star rising.
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the new Western Star is coming here

The New Western Star is Coming Here

After its release in the USA this week,Penske Australia and New Zealand has announced that the new Western Star is coming here in late 2022 or early 2023. The new platform for the brand, the 49X was launched in a series of virtual presentations showcasing the development of a Western Star, which picks up all of the latest design and state-of-the-art technology from the global Daimler platform.
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tipper business among the sugar cane

Tipper Business Among the Sugar Cane

Mick and Michelle De Winter run a small landscaping and tipper business among the sugar cane in the quiet backwater of Jacobs Well in the middle of a large sugar cane growing area of the Gold Coast.
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Everyone here struggles for drivers

Everyone Here Struggles for Drivers

“Everyone here struggles for drivers,” says Jono DePaoli, JDP Logistics, based in The Riverina in NSW. “A lot of them have gone back to doing work like farming. The simple fact is, that with the rules and regulations, everything has changed from what they are used to. A mistake in your book can cost you a fortune. Honestly, we are policed to the max and it gets ridiculous after a while. When you are pulled up and get a defect for a reflector which is missing, it is going too far.
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