Mixing the Old with the New

Diesel News meets an operator in Sydney’s west who is a prime example of mixing the new with the old to get results. We all know we have to move with the times, but, at the same time, we don’t want to lose the values that were so important when setting up a business. There is a stereotypical image of the type of trucking operation we expect to embrace the latest technology to get ahead in business, with a dynamic, young management...

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Scanning The Trucking Twitterverse

Diesel News has been scanning the Trucking Twitterverse for a few snippets about what is going on our world. This school kid in Norway got away with a lucky escape after the driver of the truck whose dash cam recorded the incident, flashed the oncoming Volvo just in time.   Thank you @VolvoTrucks due to your breaking safety feature this kid was saved.https://t.co/NcnUJoPvte — Shishir Banerjee (@Shishirb36) November 20, 2017...

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An Older Set of Values

Once you get away from the Eastern Seaboard, the nature of the trucking industry changes – there’s a return to an older set of values. Yes, there are still line-haul and supermarket delivery trucks out here, but the world is dominated by livestock and bulk tippers. This is the core of trucking away from the cities, carting whatever the farm produces to the point where it is to be sold, stored or processed.   There are a number or...

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How to Buy a Truck

Around the time Mark Johnstone was first thinking about how to buy a truck, a local livestock operator in Surat, Queensland, wanted to get out of his business and move across to a sand and gravel operation on the coast. Mark took over the existing work, starting off with one double-deck trailer, soon to be joined by a second.   “I realised things were going to go alright, so I started building the business,” says Mark. “I had...

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Classic Truck Restorations

This week, we’re looking at classic truck restorations and, more particularly, the trucks collected and restored by the Klos boys. This episode goes back a bit in time, but that’s what truck restorations is all about. Not surprisingly, all of the models in this particular show are Kenworths. There is something about the nostalgic nature of people in the trucking industry, we love to see them, but sometimes I wonder whether they...

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The Trucking Life

In Australia, each area has a different feel, the trucking life changes from region to region. Once you get away from the Eastern Seaboard, the nature of the trucking industry changes dramatically. Yes, there are still line-haul and supermarket delivery trucks out here, but the world is dominated by livestock and bulk tippers. This is the core of trucking away from the cities, carting whatever the farm produces to the point where it...

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