Kenworth Legend 900 – 100 Reasons Why

Kenworth Legend 900 – 100 Reasons Why Words and Photography by Howard Shanks In the often volatile road transport industry, where the past is littered with shattered dreams, Errol Cosgrove’s no nonsense philosophy dictating honesty, quality and integrity has placed his company, SRV Road Freight, among the elite of transport business success stories. The arrival…

Details

Highway Heaven – Roadstar Drive & Review

Highway Heaven – Roadstar Drive & Review Words and photography by Howard Shanks. Western Star’s 4964FXT ‘Roadstar’ is the latest Limited Edition vehicle to roll onto Australian highways and it boasts a long list of five star features to commemorate Western Star’s 50th anniversary of the brand from 1967 to 2017, as Howard Shanks discovered.…

Details

Kenworth C5 on 100,000 litre fuel run

Kenworth C5 on 100,000 litre fuel run Words and Photography Howard Shanks The impending wet season was threatening to break early, yet for freight companies like Carpentaria Fuels getting the essential commodities like food and fuel into remote communities is often a huge challenge at the best of time as Howard Shanks discovered when he…

Details

Detroit DD15 Powered Road train

Detroit DD15 Powered Road train Words and photography by Howard Shanks Fuel economy is one of the more pleasing attributes that many operators report from their DD15 engines and that’s closely followed by reliability. They are the primary reasons why Hawkins Road Transport specified a Detroit DD15 to power their new 4900 Western Star for…

Details

Fuso Canter 4×4 Field Review

Fuso Canter 4×4 Field Review Words and Photography by Howard Shanks When it comes to specifying a vehicle to run in the remote west coast of Tasmania where the terrain is arguably the most inhospitable and rugged wildness in the land, the choice is limited. However Fuso’s Canter FG 4×4 is one vehicle that’s more…

Details

The Riverview Run

The Riverview Run Words and Photography by Howard Shanks. The roads in far northwest Queensland are arguably some of the toughest in the world and that’s because they’re damn rough with deep river crossings often inhabited by dangerous crocodiles that lurk near the banks, yet for Hintz Livestock Transport and their 6900 Western Star it’s…

Details

Hook, Line & Sinker – Kenworth T909 review

Hook, Line & Sinker – Kenworth T909 review Words and photos by Howard Shanks Hobart based Dillon Transport rely on Kenworth truck’s enviable and proven reputation for reliability for their sensitive live fish transport operation in southern Tasmania, as Howard Shanks discovered. Our love of and demand for salmon has risen exponentially in past decades…

Details

Trucking in 40-Below

It is midwinter in Northwest Canada where temperatures can drop to 40 below making it dangerous to leave any patch of skin uncovered. Yet it is only in midwinter when these gargantuan loads can be shifted as Howard Shanks discovered. At Dacro Industries Ltd in Edmonton, Alberta, it is a little after dark. Half a…

Details