Best Looking US Trucks
Mar29

Best Looking US Trucks

Here are the Best Looking US Trucks rolling into the Mid America Truck Show last week. The annual event takes place in Louisville, Kentucky and attracts the best customised trucks in North America. In recent years the big truck manufacturers have shunned this massive truck show, but this year’s event saw the return of Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack and Western Star to the fold.   The big draw for the hordes of truck fans who...

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New Kenworth T610 Cabin Tour
Mar29

New Kenworth T610 Cabin Tour

This week Diesel News is going on a new Kenworth T610 cabin tour, checking out how much has changed from the brand’s traditional design. The single windscreen is one of those indicators of US influence and all of the original launch trucks are fitted with them. However, the split windscreen has not gone away and Kenworth promise it will appear sometime soon. The question has to be, is the single windscreen really a step too far? The...

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Radical Quest For a Safer Truck
Mar29

Radical Quest For a Safer Truck

A radical quest for a safer truck led the team working on the design of agitators in the Boral fleet to come up with a solution which not only improved safety, but also lowered the tare mass of the truck, with no increase in cost. The task of thinking about what could be improved in the way Boral builds its agitators came to Merv Rowlands, Boral Fleet Engineering Manager Logistics. The problem to be solved was the overrepresentation...

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Trucking In The Blood
Mar29

Trucking In The Blood

Barry Garousse grew up with trucking in the blood. He and his partner Lisa run Garousse Refrigerated, a successful small fleet hauling an eclectic mix of general, refrigerated and dry powder freight. After starting with one truck and trailer 14 years ago, the business has grown organically and now comprises a fleet of 10 trucks and 14 trailers. “I grew up around trucks, Dad and Mum owned trucks from the time I was six,” Barry...

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Training, Training, Training
Mar29

Training, Training, Training

In the same way the real estate agent will talk about location, location, location, anyone talking about the best future for the trucking industry has to talk about training, training, training. The industry needs to progress, but the workforce is getting older and the supply of bright young talent is dwindling. Why is the supply dwindling and why are experienced workers leaving the industry? It’s because it’s not an attractive...

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Repairing Automatic Transmissions
Mar29

Repairing Automatic Transmissions

As the name suggests, Heavy Automatics is an Allison distributor specialising in supplying, servicing and repairing automatic transmissions. Diesel Workshop spoke with Alex Richards, Workshop Manager at the Brisbane branch. Heavy Automatics was established by Ron Neville and Claude Dalese in 1990 at Wingfield in South Australia. Having previously worked together at a workshop operation where customer service was not a high priority,...

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