growing up around heavy machinery

Growing Up Around Heavy Machinery

The Murada brothers loved growing up around heavy machinery as their father operated an earthmoving business which included three bulldozers, a prime mover and a float used to shift the machinery from job to job.  Read more

bulldog to the bone

Bulldog to the Bone

Asked about his penchant for Mack trucks, Steven Thurston, who, with his wife Kate operates Thurston’s Transport says the B-Model that his father bought second-hand in 1970, and that he has recently restored back to its original glory, probably had a fair bit to do with him being bulldog to the bone.  Read more

traditional values of trust, loyalty and reliability

Traditional Values of Trust, Loyalty and Reliability

Based at Walgett and serving the north west NSW farming community, Steven and Kate Thurston operate Thurston’s Transport on the traditional values of trust, loyalty and reliability. As Paul Matthei discovered, these same values correlate with the trucks they operate, all of which belong 100 per cent to the Bulldog brigade.  Read more

starting out with a pair of Louisvilles

Starting Out With a Pair of Louisvilles

Over the years a number of brands have populated the Metal Transport Industries fleet with three brothers starting out with a pair of Louisvilles and a pair of Kenworth W-model prime movers. Read more

Supertruckers in the UK

Supertruckers in the UK

PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, met with TV’s Supertruckers in the UK when he visited the family-run heavy haulier Kings Heavy Haulage, located in Avonmouth, just outside of Bristol in the south west of England. Read more

hauling scrap metal for BHP

Hauling Scrap Metal for BHP

In 1979 brothers Kevin, David and Peter Murada started a trucking business, Metal Transport Industries, hauling scrap metal for BHP at Wollongong. Having started with four trucks, the company has grown and diversified over the years to include heavy haulage and oversize work, Paul Matthei reports. Read more

truck buying philosophy

Truck Buying Philosophy

Steve King, Kings Heavy Haulage’s Managing Director works out of a yard, located in Avonmouth, just outside of Bristol in the south west of England, which is where PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers. found him and asked about his truck buying philosophy.  Read more

command steered in reverse

Command Steered in Reverse

Matty Winterfield of Mount Gambier based Winterfields Float Hire explains that his third hybrid steering widener trailer, featuring a uniquely designed and engineered platform has an added advantage over the earlier two in that in addition to self-steering going forwards it can be command steered in reverse. He says the design combines the stability of a full widener with the manoeuvrability and reduced tyre wear of a deck widener. Read more

building a standalone load allocation system

Building a Standalone Load Allocation System

The genesis of the Arrow Logistics operation has seen Ian Forster, working as a barman in a pub in Toowoomba, building a standalone load allocation system on a mobile phone for his trucks and a large group of subcontractors. A friend of his from Clifton had asked him to help out with his transport business. Read more