The Art of Oil Analysis
Mar08

The Art of Oil Analysis

Keeping on top of maintenance in a fleet is vital. The art of oil analysis can be a useful tool in drilling down into just what is happening inside an engine – or any other component requiring lubrication. In today’s highly competitive transport market, full utilisation of every piece of equipment is critical to the success of an operation. Operators rely on their service partners to provide ways of ensuring equipment availability is...

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Heavy gear in the Pilbara
Nov17

Heavy gear in the Pilbara

Running a truck workshop in a mining area like Karratha brings up different issues to those faced by workshops on the east coast, Tim Giles discovered. Based on the outskirts of Karratah in the north of WA, Karratha Earthmoving specialises in earthworks, road works and civil construction services on various scales in Australia’s rugged northwest. As such, the company can boast a highly diverse portfolio of machinery that reflects the...

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A Change is Going to Come
Sep22

A Change is Going to Come

New engines mean new oil formulations and the next generation of engines is no exception. Castrol tell us new oil classifications will be coming on line in the next year or two. Everyone in trucking understands the vital role the industry plays in the prosperity of Australia. The country’s low population density and long distances between markets means the Australian people are heavily reliant upon road freight. In fact, the trucking...

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Keepin’ Cummins Hummin’
Sep22

Keepin’ Cummins Hummin’

On a global scale, Cummins has forged an enviable reputation as the leading supplier and supporter of heavy-duty engines in a variety of applications. Paul Matthei recently toured the company’s Brisbane branch to find out more. What are the factors that have made Cummins the undisputed leader in the heavy-duty engine market? It’s an interesting question and there are obviously a variety of reasons why this is the case. When it’s all...

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Advantage Adtrans
Jul09

Advantage Adtrans

Having three branches strategically located around greater Sydney, Hino dealer Adtrans prides itself on meeting the needs of its customers with timely and cost-effective service and repairs. Paul Matthei tours the Smeaton Grange facility and talks with the service manager to find out what makes it all happen. Build the business and the people will come. It’s an old adage, perhaps originally penned to instil confidence into those...

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Moving with the Times
May05

Moving with the Times

Part of the burgeoning CMV group, Adelaide-based South Central Trucks recently commissioned a new facility that houses all three Volvo Group brands under the one expansive roof. Paul Mathei reports on a dealership that has truly come of age.   The opening of South Central Trucks’ (SCT) new service centre in Wingfield, South Australia, late last year highlights a familiar trend with truck dealerships across Australia: They are...

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