Savage River

Heavy Haulage into Savage River

Heavy Haulage into Savage River Words and Photography by Howard Shanks Simply uttering Savage River invokes visions of wild raging torrents of white water cascading through steep rugged rocky mountainous terrain. Its a vision was not too far from the truth as Howard Shanks discovered when we sent him on a Heavy Haulage run to the…

Kenworth Legend 900 #16

Kenworth Legend 900 – More than just a truck! There is no doubt that the limited-edition Kenworth Legend Series trucks are special. Special indeed! What makes them so special is often a simple story close to the owner’s heart … this is one of those stories … the story about Kenworth Legend 900 Number-16. When…

Drake 7-rows-of-8 Platform Review

Drake 7-rows-of-8 Platform Review Words and Photography by Howard Shanks. Drake’s 7-rows-of-8 Platform trailer is capable of carrying some of the biggest and heaviest loads around the country. We sent Howard Shanks off with Deeson’s heavy haulage driver Craig Oldham for this 180 tonne outback move. We pulled up next to the fuel pump outside…

Reaping the Harvest

Wilson Pace Setter bottom dump trailer review Words and Photography by Howard Shanks A tough economy, increased regulation along with a national driver shortage has taken its toll on transport companies. For farmers, it means that good transport operators are charging more and are getting harder to find as Howard Shanks discovered. The situation has…

1973 Scania LB80 Restoration

1973 Scania LB80 Restoration Words and Photography by Howard Shanks The Scania LB80 4×2 introduced a new way of trucking with greater efficiencies, reliability and comfort in the early seventies. Four decades ago, Tasmanian based livestock transport operator Kerry Hingston purchased a 1973 LB80 that formed the back bone of his operation and it toiled…

New Scania Trucks Downunder.

New Scania Trucks Downunder Words by Howard Shanks. Photography by Howard Shanks & Scania Australia Our Technical Editor Howard Shanks was one of a few technical journalists selected to test-drive Scania’s New Truck Generation (NTG) family when they first arrived downunder. The NTG family comprising P-, G-, R- and S-series cabs, focuses on driver safety…