A Trailer Like No Other

        This very interesting video shows genuinely shows us a trailer like no other. A number of these units have been designed and built by Ken Pitt, All Size Equipment Transport (ASET) Managing Director, and can be seeing plying their trade out the ASET base in South Australia.   The trailers designed and built by Ken and his team are widening, lengthening and have a goose neck at the front. This means they...

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Die-Hard Caterpillar Fan

  Jim Miller, Executive Director of Statewide Refrigerated Transport (SRT) Logistics, one of Tasmania’s three largest truck operators, is a die-hard Caterpillar fan who is not afraid to declare he’d still be buying Caterpillar-powered Freightliner Argosys if this was a viable or, indeed, possible option.     However, back in 2011, when the company needed extra trucks to service its new contracts with Woolworths and...

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European Drift

The ongoing quest for improved safety and fuel efficiency in trucks over the last decade has seen a European drift. Some operators who traditionally favoured US brands moving to European marques. Paul Matthei visited just such an operator, SRT Logistics, on the Apple Isle.     Jim Miller, Executive Director of Statewide Refrigerated Transport (SRT) Logistics, one of Tasmania’s three largest truck operators, is a die-hard...

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Even Bigger Trucks

Running a modern transport operation in the Northern Territory often means going for even bigger trucks. Bob Holt, from Katherine, is one such operator, with plenty of stories to tell and still running big trucks on a daily basis in the modern business environment.     In 1967, Bob bought the first Kenworth in the Northern Territory. He had been using a Bedford, with a carrying capacity of 12 tonnes, until this point. He had...

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Six Cameras Per Truck

Chad Brown’s CNC Cartage operation in Brisbane is set up with six cameras per truck. Each truck is set up with one each on the left- and right-hand side, two looking forward from each side of the cab and two looking rearwards. It gives the system a complete 3600 view and, when downloaded, the image is crisp enough to read things like rego plates on passing cars.     “I had the police come around because there was a...

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Eyes on the Truck

Five years ago, someone tried to sell Chad Brown, owner of CNC Cartage in Brisbane, dash cams for his trucks at the Brisbane Truck Show, to sell him his own eyes on the truck. He asked whether he would be able to see the dash cam from his office when the truck was on the road, in real time.     “I can’t be everywhere, and I have all of these drivers doing their job – I want to know they are doing it properly,” says Chad. “If...

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