Award winning Townsville operator stands-up to meet supply surge

Award winning Townsville operator stands-up to meet supply surge Images supplied by Freightliner Townsville’s Mystgold Transport has put on six additional staff as it works around the clock to keep shelves full in Northern Queensland. Mystgold owner, Chris McMurray, says he has never seen anything like the surge in demand the company has experienced during…

Daimler-Volvo joint fuel cell joint venture

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group form joint venture to develop large-scale production of fuel cells. The 50/50 Daimler-Volvo joint venture for development and large-scale production of fuel cells for applications in heavy-duty vehicles and other use cases. Will see the commercialisation of fuel cell technology in order to achieve CO2-neutral transport. All part…

Mack Trucks Recall 1353 vehicles

Mack Trucks Recall 1353 vehicles A dangerous situation where a loss of electric power that causes Mack trucks to shut down without warning has forced the Volvo Group Australia to recall more than 1300 vehicles. The affected models are Mack trucks – the CSM Metro-liner (model years 2009-2019), the CMM Granite, CMH Trident, CLX Super-liner…

Azmeb Side Tipper Road Trains for Boral

Azmeb Side Tipper Road Trains for Boral When Boral Logistics recently decided to replace its aged fleet of side tippers, they turned to MaxiTRANS to help find the ideal solution to distribute its quarry products throughout Western Queensland – Investing in a new AZMEB Door Side Tipper road train combination to perform the task, safely…

How a Horton Fan Clutch works

How a Horton Fan Clutch works Master List of Horton Fan clutches to fitted to Australian truck models at the end of the article. The Horton fan clutch has one of the most important functions in truck’s operation, yet it is one of the most overlooked components and least maintained item. In this “What to…

Scania delivers first 50th Anniversary V8 prime movers

Scania delivers first 50th Anniversary V8 prime movers Scania Australia has begun deliveries of its limited edition 50th Anniversary V8  trucks that mark the half century of V8 power for Scania with a limited run of 50 celebratory trucks for Australia. Danny Matic, owner of the Matic Group in Perth was handed the keys to…

Advanced Emergency Braking for Fuso Canter

Fuso is introducing Advanced Emergency Braking to the Australian light truck segment. It will begin including this potentially life-saving safety technology as standard equipment on select Fuso Canter models this week, setting a new safety benchmark. AEB is being introduced as standard equipment model-by-model across the Canter 4×2 range throughout this year. No other light…

How to tighten the load with Ergo-360 truckers winch bar

How to tighten the load with Ergo-360 truckers winch bar Words and photography by Howard Shanks Have you ever been stuck trying to get winch straps tightened because the bar hits the trailer’s combining rail or guards. If you, like most general freight carriers answered yes, then read on we’ve discovered a solution. Some months…

Newcastle Hunter Transport Awareness Day

2019 Newcastle Hunter Transport Awareness Day More than 200 big rigs lined up for the 25th Annual Newcastle Hunter Transport Awareness Day convoy and fun-filled family truck show held at the Maitland showgrounds. The Transport Awareness Day began in 1994 as a way to educate the local community about the role of the transport and…