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…

Expanding Harvest Fleet

Expanding Harvest Fleet Words and Photography by Howard Shanks Growing grain and lots of it is what they do best in far north-west New South Wales, however with variable rainfall over the past few years it has highlighted the economic and environmental fragility of broadacre farming systems. We asked Howard Shanks to investigate one lot…

Ford’s LTL 9000: Restoration

Ford’s LTL 9000: Restoration Words and photography by Howard Shanks – (images during restoration supplied Highland Haulage). The Ford Louisville LTL 9000 was more than an affordable stylish truck when it was released over three decades ago. It boasted all the options of the traditional prestige offerings from Kenworth and Mack and went on create…

How Freightliner trucks came to Australia

How Freightliner trucks came to Australia Words by Howard Shanks, Images supplied by Freightliner (First Published – March 2002 – revised Jan 2019)   Back in 1982 two trucks quietly rolled into the Mulgrave headquarters of Mercedes Benz (Australia). Not well known at the time, only a handful of truck fanatics and industry commentators recognised them…

Cummins X15 Euro-6 Road Test

Cummins X15 Euro-6 Road Test. New emission regulations may be just around the corner, but Cummins and Kenworth are certainly getting ahead of the game with real world testing of their Euro-6 engines and models. Technical Editor Howard Shanks joined the Kenworth Safety Truck tour to experience the new high torque output of the Hummin’…

Barker B-Double Curtainsider Review

Barker B-Double Curtainsider Review For equipment to last when their regular runs are throughout the back blocks of Queensland, top quality components are a must. When Oakey based, Auchenroad Haulage’s Shane Wadley orders new equipment he always specifies the best components and that’s exactly what he did when he purchased this Barker B-Double Curtainsider from…