Truck Reviews

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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MAN TIME | REVIEW MAN TGX

Can the selective use of technology improve driving ability?  PowerTorque has been closely following the MAN TGX, since it was effectively relaunched at the end of last year with the inclusion of the Euro 6, 15.2-litre D38 engine under the cab floor. What also adds to the interest is the first availability in our market of the ZF TraXon automated ...

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IN Training | REVIEW Shane Blakeborough – Mercedes-Benz Actros

Shane Blakeborough took the lessons learned from driver training into full-time truck operation  Shane Blakeborough has been involved in the transport game for a long time, and covered many different aspects of the industry. From humble beginnings operating a crane truck, he and his wife went on to build a successful driver training school “Journey Management Group”, which is now ...

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Location, Location | REVIEW CNQ TRANSPORT- MAN TRUCKS

Business is booming since CNQ relocated north to Queensland  Sometimes in life, and in business, a change can make all the difference. Since Graham Cooper and his family took up an opportunity to move their business from Tasmania to Brisbane three and a half years ago, their business has boomed. Graham is no stranger to the transport industry, and explains ...

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Stepping Out with Actros | REVIEW New Mercedes-Benz Actros

Ray Worboys shifts to the new German cabover alongside his conventional Coronado  As many of you will know, life as an owner/driver is not a simple affair. But with the right equipment, and a good support crew, there are opportunities to be had. The biggest problem within our industry is the dog-eat-dog attitude, and the number of people willing to ...

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A Change of Emphasis | REVIEW Mercedes Benz Actros

Terry Warn found that moving to new equipment brought a reduction in total operating costs    It’s always nice to hear of a family-based success story, and while the transport industry is not generally regarded as family friendly, there are some companies that really bring the family aspect to the fore. One such company is ABS Transport, a family-owned and ...

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Hyundai Returns To Australia| Review Hyundai Trucks

The South Korean company that excels in the passenger car market has regrouped for a renewed attack on the Australian truck buyer – Report by Dave Whyte and Chris Mullett. It never ceases to amaze me how many manufacturers want a piece of the Australian truck market. Given the limited number of trucks sold across many different weight segments, the ...

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Out West

Volvo, Mack and UD find a new home in Sydney’s west at Blacktown. With an investment of $16 million, the company-owned dealership of Volvo, Mack and UD at Blacktown, off the Great Western Highway, puts the three brands under one roof in totally new premises. Providing improved service for its customers, in addition to the existing dealerships at Brisbane and ...

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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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