Rough Roads of Far Western Queensland

The rough roads of far western Queensland are not good for the major joints in livestock trailers. The road conditions the trailers meet every day on very rough roads can cause damage. Items like the top corners and the frames on the doors all get extra reinforcement on trailers belonging to Surat, Queensland, livestock operator Mark Johnstone. This does mean the trailers are slightly heavier than the norm, but Mark has learnt the...

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New Mack Launch, New Benz Unveiled, Diesel from the US and Show and Shine

This week on Diesel News we have a New Mack Launch, a New Benz Unveiled, Diesel from the US and Show and Shine on the agenda.   This video is one of a series of teasers being released by Mack in the US in the lead up to the revealing of the new range on 13 September. Of course, Australian Mack trucks are a different range. However, new features added into the US range will likely start appearing in the Macks here in Australia in...

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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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Instagramming And Trucking

It would seem Instagramming and Trucking are a good mix. Here at Diesel News we like to see people in our industry making interesting images. Here we have big triples in the West, double tankers from Toll, cool matt paint job and classic Mack tanker. ⛟ A post shared by Perth/Port Hedland (@pilbara_trucker) on Jun 15, 2017 at 6:01am PDT A post shared by @travvy_boi on Jun 26, 2017 at 7:10am PDT Sweet ride A post shared by Tafari...

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Driving a Low Rider

Diesel took a trip to the Boral Enfield batching plant in Sydney to try driving a low rider. It was an opportunity to have a look at and experience the difference between the traditional agitator and Boral’s new low rider–design agitator being trialled there. This plant is one of many in the Sydney area working at full capacity as a series of major infrastructure projects have increased demand for concrete in the city.    ...

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Mack Trucks Old and New

Enthusiasts for Mack trucks old and new are posting up their favourite shots on Instagram. Diesel News has picked out a few highlights: A photo posted by Chris Read (@ctreadie) on May 12, 2016 at 12:49am PDT Old timers like this were part of the backbone of the trucking industry in Australia as in grew fast in the sixties and seventies: A photo posted by Kim Anlezark (@kimborickshaw) on Mar 29, 2015 at 4:31am PDT The modern Mack truck...

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