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…

Alcoa’s Release Dura-Black Wheels.

Custom truck builders and owners can now add a touch of the dark side to their creations with the introduction of Alcoa’s new Dura-Black wheels in what the company have dibbed Menacing Matte Black. This new wheel line is the latest in wheel innovation and gives custom truck builders and owner operators greater creative flexibility…

How a Series-Parallel Switch works.

How a Series-Parallel Switch works. Words and Photography by Howard Shanks (Illustrations supplied) The other day my mate and I were having a yarn about an old W-Model I was allowed to take for a short run. The old girl hadn’t been started for ages, needless to say it needed a little coaxing into life,…