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 Driver Coaching Drives Profit

Kenworth Driver Coaching and Training Drives Higher Profits – Case Study. Reliably delivering around half a million litres of diesel every day to outback Queensland customers requires more than the best equipment and good management. We sent Howard Shanks to the coal fields in Queensland’s Bowen Basin to find out how K&S Energy’s Driver Coaching…

ScreedPro’s Innovative Scania P380

ScreedPro’s Innovative Scania P380 Words and photography by Howard Shanks ScreedPro’s new Scania NTG P380 is pumping more than just tiling screed to building and constructions sites around the country, their unique custom-made pump truck is eliminating deadly silica dust and greatly reducing production costs and time while enhancing safety in the workplace. West Australian…

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…