Warren Aitken

Back to work in a Diamond Reo

SEPTEMBER TRUCK OF THE MONTH: Memories of a Diamond Reo leaving his 185hp ACCO in its wake came flooding back 50 years later when Norm Bransgrove discovered the 1969 classic was up for sale. Now it's back earning a dollar
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All the way to Reno

Reno, Nevada was the venue for the 2023 annual American Truck Historical Society Convention, attracting a stunning array of rigs from across North America, along wth a few Aussie tourists.
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Working work of art

From a one-truck setup in 2007, Auswide Transport Solutions has grown to be one of the most professional long-haul outfits around, despite having to negotiate a barrage of keyboard warrior negativity.
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Going against the grain in an Actros 2663

TRUCK OF THE MONTH: Grain haulage rigs are generally of the bonneted variety, but one company on Queensland’s Darling Downs has changed tact, opting for Mercedes-Benz trucks, including the pride of the small fleet –a stunning black Actros 2663. Warren Aitken writes.
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Camaraderie shines on special day

A lifelong truckie, Shaun ‘Chucky’ Cronin’s personal and professional life took the biggest hit of all in April when he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. But with the support of his employers, workmates, friends and family, Chucky and his life partner Hayley were able to fast-track their wedding, bringing a ray of light to their darkest of times
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Kiwi Scania a bread winner

New Zealand is only a short hop across ‘the ditch’ but the Kiwi’s road transport system and truck configurations are worlds apart. Warren Aitken catches up with Scania owner Steve Richards on the South Island.
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The big blue rig with a cause

APRIL TRUCK OF THE MONTH: A desire to move away from second-hand gear ultimately led Simon and Jamie McMahon to a small fleet of new Kenworths, the standout being their new bright blue T909. It’s a rig with a personal message.
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