Alcoa’s Release Dura-Black Wheels.

Custom truck builders and owners can now add a touch of the dark side to their creations with the introduction of Alcoa’s new Dura-Black wheels in what the company have dibbed Menacing Matte Black. This new wheel line is the latest in wheel innovation and gives custom truck builders and owner operators greater creative flexibility…

Kenworth T410’s Winning Edge

Kenworth T410’s Winning Edge Words and Photography by Howard Shanks Every premiership winning football team has at least one multipurpose utility player on their side. Successful winning transport companies, like premiership winning football teams, have at least one multipurpose utility truck in their fleet, Kenworth’s new T410 is certainly ticking all the boxes as the…

How a Series-Parallel Switch works.

How a Series-Parallel Switch works. Words and Photography by Howard Shanks (Illustrations supplied) The other day my mate and I were having a yarn about an old W-Model I was allowed to take for a short run. The old girl hadn’t been started for ages, needless to say it needed a little coaxing into life,…

How to Couple and Uncouple a Fifth Wheel

How to Couple and Uncouple a Fifth Wheel on a prime mover is a skill that should be mastered before a driver get’s their heavy combination licence. Yet there are an increasing number of photos posted on social media of trailers being dropped. We sent our resident trainer-assessor, Howard Shanks, to find out why is…