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…

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…