Steve Brooks

The mega milk man

AUGUST TRUCK OF THE MONTH: From an inauspicious start with one truck in 1996, SRH Milk Haulage principal Scott Harvey learned early the value of productivity. The lessons, however, appear to have found their highest achievement in Western Australia with the recent creation of what is almost certainly Australia’s biggest dedicated milk tanker combination
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Star Trek: Western Star X series truck review

While supply lines from the US remain stubbornly slow, there’s no denying the potential of Western Star’s new X-series to reignite a return to the days when Stars shone bright across the length and breadth of the country. To put it mildly, there’s a lot to like in the three-pronged line-up but the model with arguably the most to like for our market is the versatile 48X.
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Isuzus Quon quest

There’s nothing higher on Isuzu Australia’s wish list than a genuine prime mover model but until very recently, it all seemed an elusive dream for the indomitable market leader. However, there’s now hope on the horizon since news from Japan that Isuzu and UD have combined to produce prime movers powered by a 13 litre Volvo Group powertrain.
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Swede dreams

Sporting the best product portfolio in its half-century history in this country, Scania is on a roll like never before. And now the momentum is almost sure to pick up pace with the introduction of a slick ‘Super 13’ R560 model and, at long last, the option of a bigger cab with a bigger bunk. From behind the wheel of an R560 and later that night from the bigger bunk in an R770 flagship.
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New Iveco range to sway truck buyers

For more than a few years, the heavy-duty sector hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Iveco Trucks Australia. There are, however, now signs of an eager confidence in the camp as the company prepares to formally introduce its fully imported S-Way range at the Brisbane Truck Show
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Report card on Cascadia

Sure, it hasn’t yet notched the numbers expected of it, but in everything else Freightliner Cascadia appears to be achieving exactly what its proponents planned. That is, to bring a stunning level of standard safety to the conventional truck class and vitally, build a reputation that buries once and for all the dubious durability and questionable build quality of its immediate predecessors.
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The aces of Base Air

Clever or crazy, trucking history is full of inventions of one sort or another. But every now and then, something genuinely good emerges and if all goes well, the ball starts rolling. Such is the story behind the Base Air suspension system, forging a new paradigm in truck and trailer stability according to some high profile and highly astute operators
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To the Hill and beyond in a K220

It was the biggest, most anticipated truck launch of 2022 and now, sporting laudable levels of modern sophistication in a booming market for new trucks, Kenworth’s K220 is set to write yet another chapter in the seemingly endless narrative of the iconic K-series cab-over
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Reason and reality forges Lindsay Transport vision

This year, refrigerated freight specialist Lindsay Transport will notch 70 years in business and as part of a major fleet replacement program, take delivery of its 500th Kenworth. These are, of course, memorable milestones for both outfits but as Rob Dummer, Lindsay’s general manager of operations explains, Kenworth is just one part of a product strategy which also sees corporate cousin DAF making big inroads
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