Kenworth Down Under Collector’s Edition #21 Book takes readers on a journey through the world of Australian trucking. It is a must-have for any trucking enthusiast. The hefty 150-page Collector’s Edition features stunning photography with a visually appealing, easy-to-read layout that draws the reader in.
The feature articles in this issue are particularly noteworthy, with each article highlighting a different aspect of the Australian trucking industry. The lead standout feature article, “Justice is Coming – Custom C509,” explores the practicality behind the lavish show truck “Justice Ranger.” The story gives readers a glimpse into the Mills Family Trust trucking operation and their remote transport operation in outback north-western Queensland.
Another outstanding feature article, “Worth It!,” showcases the Kenworth trucks that Tasmanian-based Orana Enterprises Pty Ltd uses to haul timber from the rugged and wild forests of Tasmania. The article takes readers through a day in the life of the company’s General Manager, Dwayne Kerrison, and Operations Manager, Bradley Woodfield, as they manage daily production, operational costs, and the delivery of harvested timber to customers around the state.
Another great story, “100 Reasons Why”, is a feature article that celebrates Errol Cosgrove’s SRV Road Freight company’s 100th Kenworth truck to join their fleet. The story highlights the company’s success, built on honesty, quality, and integrity.
Other Great Trucking Books
- Great Australian Road Trains – Collector’s Edition #1
- Great Australian Road Trains – Collector’s Edition #2
- Great Australian Road Trains – Collector’s Edition #3
- Scania Trucking in Australia
- Kenworth Down Under Note Pad
“Harvest Time in Western Australia” is another feature article that takes readers to Western Australia’s wheat belt during harvest time. TransPlus, a WA transport company, relies on its range of Kenworth models to meet the demand for big harvests. The article explores the tough conditions and the importance of reliable equipment during the harvest season.
Then there is an article that profiles Adrian Cassidy and his neat-looking 9Oh, a second-generation transport operator from Scottsdale. Cassidy diversified his operation a few years ago and has now reaped the rewards of his hard work. The article tells his story of how he operates his T909 and Lusty 4×4 deck widener and balances working life with family life.
Trucking the Right Way
For nearly a quarter of a century, Rod Hannifey and his Truck Industry Vehicle (TIV) Cabover Kenworth truck have become a familiar sight along the nation’s highways and at truck shows. This is the story of how one man’s tireless efforts have single handily promoted road safety and the road transport industry to the general public, along with other benefits to enhance truck driver safety like improved parking bays.
John Duggan, a veteran of the transport industry for four decades, speaks candidly about the industry’s current state and where he sees it heading. His article focuses on his latest acquisition, a Kenworth Legend SAR, finished with custom airbrushed artwork featuring Australian singer Jimmy Barnes.
An interesting article on one Kenworth T610SAR is slipping nicely into a hard-working construction role. The story explores how the truck has established dominance in the quarry industry and how the Eaton Ultrashift Plus transmission performs in an application where manual gearboxes have traditionally dominated.
Another exciting feature article takes readers on a ride in a 15-year-old T950 on a heavy haulage run to Port Latta. The story seeks to answer the question, “How much worth is in a Kenworth?” and explores the truck’s durability over time.
Hooked on Towing
Finally, the reader will be impressed with “Hooked on Towing”, a feature article that tells the story of Lyndon Reynolds, who changed the face of trucking in the South Australian capital by building his first custom tow truck two decades ago. The article explores his journey from Reynolds’ Bodytech in Hobart to Truckworks Transport and Crash Repair facility in Adelaide’s trucking hub of Wingfield.
Overall, Kenworth Down Under Collector’s Edition #21 is an excellent addition to any trucking enthusiast’s collection. The feature articles, stunning photography, and visually appealing layout make it a joy to read. In addition, the magazine offers readers an in-depth look at different aspects of the Australian trucking industry and the people who drive it. Kenworth Down Under #21 is available on Amazon in either Kindle, paperback or hardcover versions.