Gathering for the Hall of Fame

Many from the trucking industry will be gathering for the Hall of Fame event in Alice Springs next month. The National Road Transport Hall of Fame will again be acknowledging the achievements and lifetime commitment of more members of the Australian road transport community.     Running from August 25 to 29, the annual National Road Transport Hall of Fame Reunion in Alice Springs will see around 80 individuals inducted into...

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Step Inside the Cab

    Here in Australia we are pretty proud of the way our trucks look inside and out. This is one of the Viking Mafia trucks which are making their way around the shows, but also working day to day. Unfortunately, a combination of strict length laws and dirty dusty conditions mean we can’t go as far as other countries in luxurious cabin interiors, just because we don’t have the room or can’t keep them clean....

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Perth Expo coming up

Later this year, the Perth Truck and Trailer Show will be bringing the trucking world to the West Coast. Running from July 24 to 26, the show will take up all six pavilions at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. The Show is presented by the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association, which is a division of the Motor Trade Association of WA.       “This show is going to be the transport industry’s largest exhibition for...

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HHA/McAleese deal

After many weeks of rumour and speculation, the long awaited announcement of the deal between McAleese and Heavy Haulage Australia has gone public. McAleese Group is to acquire 50 per cent of HHA Group, specialists in heavy haulage transport and lifting covering all facets of the industry, including transportation, cranes, electrical wire/transport escort services, storage support and self propelled modular trailer (SPMT) logistics....

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Back in time

There’s something about the stories behind these great old trucks. It sets off memories of driving these trucks in days gone by. Then you remember what it was actually like, uncomfortable, noisy and took forever. Good old days?   Here’s part two of the...

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Looking good

If there’s one thing the US trucking industry knows, it’s how to customise a good looking truck. Here a camera has been set up as the trucks in the Pride and Polish competition leave the site of the Great American Trucking Show. The GATS takes place each August in the Dallas Convention Centre in Texas and includes an industry conference as well as a recruiting pavilion, where 100 different trucking companies compete to...

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