Company Profiles

REACH FOR THE SKY | TRUCK REVIEW – CITY CRANE TRUCK

City Crane Trucks has built its business by building the best relationships with its customers – Words by Stuart Martin, images by Christian Brunelli. Building relationships in the transport business is a cornerstone of any successful enterprise, not only with customers but also with your suppliers. In Bruno Simone’s case, good relationships with clients, suppliers and staff of City Crane ...

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LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL | REVIEW Brad Scott Excavations

Reliability comes from looking after your gear properly, as PowerTorque found when he visited Brad Scott Excavations of Drouin, Victoria. While we like to keep up to date with the latest and greatest in the transport industry, there are a large number of operators who, whether by choice or necessity, operate trucks that are in their second or third life cycle. ...

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Smooth Shifting | ZF TraXon Review

ZF’s AS-Tronic has successfully dominated the automated manual transmission market for two decades. Now it’s time to welcome its successor, the ZF TraXon. – Words by Chris Mullett. With 20 years of manufacturing the AS-Tronic AMT under its belt, German transmission manufacturer, ZF, has notched up sales of over one million units since its launch in 1997. The development work ...

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Myth Busters

It’s time to appreciate the additional safety benefits of roll stability and to explode the myths of non-acceptance If you think the world is flat and that a good driver can’t be improved by providing them with the latest technology, then you are probably not going to like this feature on advanced braking systems. It’s now around 11 years since ...

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FILLING TIME – J.R Stephens & Co | Review

J.R Stephens & Co is the transport specialist for Brisbane’s landfill and resource recovery Moving the nation’s waste has become a highly specialised segment of the transport industry. Not only does it involve landfill and resource recovery, as the technology and infrastructure develops in an area it can lead to the creation of bio-generation plants and the production of green ...

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Beer O’Clock

From Garbage to Grain – Dave Whyte profiles Fellows Bulk Logistics With the recent harvest being one of the best in a long time, those involved in the transport and storage of the bumper crop are hard at work looking after the product our farmers have worked so hard to provide. While most of us take for granted the ability ...

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Productivity Plus

Maxwell Freightlines pioneers high productivity interstate road trains from Melbourne It’s often said that the Australian road transport operation is one of the most efficient in the world. Certainly, other countries envy our ability to run B-doubles and road trains, already one jump ahead of the Europeans with their single semitrailers. While the Europeans are experimenting with the idea of ...

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Custom and Classic

Warren Caves focuses his photographic skills on Graham Brown and Daughter Transport At PowerTorque we pride ourselves on bringing you the latest developments in technology, innovation and new model truck and equipment releases. We also understand that for some, equally as important as payloads, fuel economy and the bottom line, are styling, head-turning looks and a unique presence on the ...

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Conventional Thought

Volvo’s bonneted range hits a new high in North America In the land of devout patriotism and apple pie, the rise in sales of Volvo Trucks throughout the North American market has been an interesting experience for the Swedish truck maker. Unlike any of its European market successes, for North America, Canada and Mexico its presence has been riding on ...

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Bin Empty or Bin Laden? – That is the question

Dave Whyte checks out the new dual-control Volvo FE In recent weeks we have seen a lot of news around the waste industry; in particular, with the release of two new trucks designed specifically for urban refuse collection. Many of us would likely not consider the waste industry as a part of the road transport industry, but when you consider the ...

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