Barker Retractable Skel Review

Barker Retractable Skel Review Flexibility with carrying and loading options is the key behind Barker’s Retractable Skel trailer, that allows the tri-axle group to be rolled back for unloading and loading of short containers as well as improved axle weight distribution. Barker trailers are manufactured in Woodend Victoria. The company was founded by two brothers…

How to Operate Jost Sensor 5th Wheel

How to Operate Jost Sensor 5th Wheel The introduction of Jost’s JSK37CZ-S Sensor fifth wheel that incorporates a three-sensor coupling system a few years ago enables the driver to ensure their fifth wheel is properly coupled to the trailer from inside the cabin. Technical Editor Howard Shanks explains how the system works. Initial take-up of…

Maxi-CUBE Classic Refrigerated Vans – Case Study

Freezex Keeps It Cool with Maxi-CUBE Classic Refrigerated Vans Maxi-CUBE Classic Refrigerated Vans are helping Sydney based refrigerated transport company, Freezex, reduce running costs and increase productivity. Refrigerated transport business, Freezex, has been servicing the New South Wales transport sector for over three decades. What started as a small transport business by Leslie and Sandy…

Mirrorless Mercedes Benz Actros

Mirrorless Mercedes Benz Actros – Is it a good thing? The introduction today of the latest Mercedes Benz Actros heralds a new revolution in road transport technology, being the first OEM to offer a road registered mirrorless vehicle. Instead of conventional mirrors, sleek aero cab mounted fins house what ‘Benz have aptly named “MirrorCam” which…

Free Mercedes Benz for three months

Drive now pay later offer for Mercedes-Benz trucks Mercedes-Benz Trucks has introduced a ‘Drive Now, Pay Later’ program to support its customers in this tough economic climate. Provided by Mercedes-Benz Financial, the program offers customers who purchase a Mercedes-Benz on-highway truck a 90 day repayment-free period, allowing customers to focus on their business and generate…

Safety First for Fuso

NSW Builder won over by Fuso Canter’s Safety First approach. Sydney builder Anthony Robson believes all trucks should have technology that enables them to automatically brake in an emergency. The owner of AKR Constructions recently bought a Fuso Canter, which is the only light truck in Australia equipped with Advanced Emergency Braking. All Canters, except…

DAF FTT CF530 Road Test Review

DAF’s CF-530 is turning out to be a real Money Maker! Words and Photography by Howard Shanks.  It is said that; DAF’s new CF-530 has a tenacious appetite for hard heavy work, yet the versatility to nimbly run urban errands as well, and it’s all neatly packaged with a spacious low entry cabin. We sent…

Will existing Bullbars be outlawed?

Will current bullbars meet the new Front Underrun Protection Device (FUPD) regulations? For the moment NO! However, the discussion on whether or not they will be is still ongoing. Heavy Vehicle Compliance The release of the delay to the Implementation of Modification codes H6 and H7 in the new VSB6 Version 3 release, covering the…