Sunshine Coast Isuzu

Isuzu has a new home on the Sunshine Coast

  Sunshine Coast Isuzu Queensland   CJD Equipment are pleased to announce the opening of a new Queensland dealership, Sunshine Coast Isuzu. Commencing operations on the 1st of November 2019, Sunshine Coast Isuzu will service the Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay and South Burnett regions.   This new, full-service Isuzu Trucks dealership will cover all the bases of truck sales, servicing, and parts and accessories supply. The dealership is also set to have a mobile field service…

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First Volvo Electric Compact Wheel Loader a Tree-Mendous Success for German Tree Farm

Leick Baumschulen is testing the first L25 Electric compact wheel loader from Volvo Construction Equipment, finding it to be a quiet, emission-free and easy-to-maintain addition to the tree farm and landscaping company’s fleet.   Based 30 minutes from the Volvo CE factory in Konz, Germany, where the L25 Electric will be produced from mid-2020, Leick Baumschulen is the first customer in the world to test this new ‘green’ machine.     The tree farm and landscaping company has been a Volvo…

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Much Loved Kenworth C509 Takes to the Track with Solar Cars 5

Much Loved Kenworth C509 Takes to the Track with Solar Cars

Sharing the road with a road train, Kenworth C509 Takes to the Track with Solar Cars   A sparkling, much loved Kenworth C509 road train with its experienced driver and National Road Transport Hall of Famer, Jeff Fulwood, behind the wheel, hit the Hidden Valley racetrack recently with three equally sparkling and-much loved solar cars, ATN Solar Team’s Priscilla, Western Sydney University’s Unlimited 3.0 and Hong Kong team IVE’s Sophie 6 , in a road safety…

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Turning Big Rocks into Little Rocks – Duggans

Turning big rocks into little rocks’, is a rather modest way of describing Duggan’s family-owned enterprise. Backing the Tasmanian civil engineering and construction industry for over 90 years is a more accurate claim.   Based at Cradoc, alongside the Huon River in Tassie’s south, Duggans live up to the job description sign written on the door of their Kenworths – quarrying, civil construction, precast, and premixed concrete.   A third-generation family business, the enterprise has grown…

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Trucks and Relationships that Last

Colli Timber and Hardware and CJD Equipment   Founded in 1974, CJD Equipment is a privately owned Australian company and leading provider of world-class equipment and trucks.  Over the years, CJD’s product portfolio has continued to diversify and adapt which led to the company becoming the White Truck dealer for Western Australia in 1975.   Colli Timber and Hardware is a 100 percent Western Australian owned and operated business supplying timber and building materials to many…

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Kenworth Launches the T360 and the T410

It’s almost fifty years since the first Australian-made Kenworth rolled off the production line at the Bayswater plant in March 1971. It was a defining moment for Kenworth and the future of the Australian road transport industry. Almost five decades later, Kenworth is still leading the way and is launching two new additions to its product range. Driven by continuous innovation and an extensive product development process, influenced heavily by customer and driver feedback, Kenworth has…

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Versatile SDLG LG936LA enhances operations at Australian cowhide plant

Teys Australia Murgon is using a robust SDLG LG936LA wheel loader to help process high quality hides for export. From growing grass to make hay for cattle, to transporting salt and compost, an SDLG LG936LA wheel loader is providing flexibility for Teys Australia Murgon’s hide-processing plant in Queensland, Australia. Teys Australia is one of the leading meat producers in the country. Teys Australia Murgon is a partner company that processes all hides from Teys’ Queensland beef…

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Red 5 Limited Partners with CJD Equipment and Volvo

One year on, and how have the fleet of Volvo A45G articulated haulers performed underground? In a word, outstanding! After over 16,500 fleet hours worked, we received some great feedback from our client in the WA Goldfields.   Compared to the dedicated underground haulers this site was previously running, the A45G’s have increased productivity (more rocks on the ROM!) and at the same time slashed fuel consumption by more than 50%. Maintenance costs have been dramatically…

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Fuel Distributors of WA Partners with CJD Trucks and DAF

Long haul specialist Fuel Distributors of Western Australia in partnership with PACCAR Australia agreed to a comprehensive two-year trial of a DAF XF105 to determine if it could meet the challenge of servicing its depots across the biggest state in Australia. As the company carries combustible dangerous goods long distances it needs a steady platform and the DAF proved itself to be a resilient workhorse.   Delivering fuel across a state the combined size of Alaska and…

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First Volvo Electric Compact Excavator Arrives At Customer Site

French contractor Spac, part of the Colas Group, has taken delivery of the first Volvo electric compact excavator, the ECR25 Electric, in the customer trial phase.     Following the unveiling of the first Volvo electric compact excavator, the ECR25 Electric, at Bauma 2019, the machine has now been delivered to Spac for customer testing.   Spac, part of the Colas Group, is using the 2.5-tonne excavator to dig trenches at the Saint-Nom-la Bretèche golf course, just outside of…

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Auto Pilots: What do customers want from Automation?

Automation technology is advancing, but what features do customers actually want? In this article Volvo CE’s Tine Lefebvre, Global Director Connected Services and Koen Sips, VP Customer Solutions, highlight how automated services are making every operator the world’s best. We talk about ‘automation’ as if it’s a new thing, but when it comes to constrution equipment the progression of automating processes has been going on for years. The automatic gearbox and climate control are just two…

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Remote-Controlled Wheel Loaders to be Tested by Volvo CE

Remote-Controlled wheel loaders to be tested when Volvo CE receives Sweden’s first 5G network for industry Telia, Ericsson and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have launched Sweden’s first 5G network for industrial use today at Volvo CE’s facility in Eskilstuna. Volvo CE will then become one of the first in the world to use 5G technology to test remote-controlled machines and autonomous solutions.     The 5G network will be used at Volvo CE’s research and…

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Volvo’s Electric Excavator Helps Build the Morgan Stanley Garden at Iconic RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The construction of the Morgan Stanley Garden – one of this year’s main show gardens at the global consumer showcase – will be the first major project for Volvo’s new electric ECR25. Highlighting the machine’s unique capabilities for inner city environments and in keeping with the garden’s aims to explore how beautiful gardens can be created with a lighter environmental footprint, the zero emissions compact excavator will begin breaking ground on the foundations for the garden…

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Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader at Bauma 32

Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader at Bauma

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled two zero-emissions machines – the ECR25 excavator and L25 wheel loader – from its new range of electric compact machines. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is delivering on its commitment of ‘Building Tomorrow’ with the unveiling of its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at Bauma Munich. The machines, which are the first to be shown from a new electric range of Volvo branded compact excavators and compact…

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The SDLG L958F Tours Queensland

Following the 2018 launch of the SDLG L958F in Australia, CJD’s BDM for SDLG Lea Clarke, set out across the great state of Queensland to put the new wheel loader to the test. Customers had the opportunity to test drive the machine within their operations and really put the loader to work, demonstrating how suitable it is in a wide range of applications.   From Bundaberg to Macalister the L958F impressed operators, with customers stating they…

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CJD Equipment’s $30,000 Giveaway Handover

Hazi Hire take hold of the newest addition of their fleet – the Volvo EC18D excavator they won from CJD Equipment     It was an exciting day for New South Wales hazard remediation and removal company Hazi Hire who won CJD Equipment’s $30,000 Giveaway competition that was run in the second half of 2018.   Anyone who purchased a Volvo excavator from the 1st of August to the 14th of December got themselves an entry…

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Volvo CE Partners with National Geographic on Sustainability Campaign 46

Volvo CE Partners with National Geographic on Sustainability Campaign

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has joined forces with National Geographic to highlight a breathtaking project to save an endangered community against the threat of rising sea levels.     Through a new collaboration that aligns with both companies’ joint values of creating a planet in balance, this new campaign will reveal how Volvo excavators are helping to build embankments across the Sundarbans, an historic region between India and Bangladesh, to protect the land from the…

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High Performance, Low Fuel Consumption – The Volvo EC220D Excavator

CJD Equipment’s Lindsay Daniels details the company’s partnership with Volvo to offer high performance and low fuel consumption excavators.     Since 1974, CJD Equipment has partnered with high-quality international manufacturers to offer a diverse range of products for a variety of industries, from waste to transport and freight.   The company’s ethos – big enough to trust, small enough to care– has been paramount to supporting its customers to solve their day-to-day challenges with durable…

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Volvo CE Acquires Special Applications Firm CeDe 55

Volvo CE Acquires Special Applications Firm CeDe

Agreement signed to acquire low-volume Swedish machine adaptation specialist     Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it is to acquire special application partner CeDe Group for an undisclosed sum. CeDe Group is based in Malmo, Sweden, and the deal – which is expected to come into force by mid-March – will include its intellectual property, operations, other assets and staff of circa 45 full-time employees. As the annual volumes produced are relatively low,…

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RGR Road Haulage and CJD Trucks

The First Step Pictured below is RGR Road Haulage’s first Kenworth truck that marked the beginning of a long relationship between RGR Road Haulage, the Kenworth brand, and the CJD family.     This Kenworth K123 began life in the hands of Buntine Roadways in the late 70’s and was employed in a livestock application before Rick Rowland from RGR purchased it in 1993.     The Rebuild In need of some TLC, the truck was completely…

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RBH meets growing lithium demand with powerful Volvo L260H 63

RBH meets growing lithium demand with powerful Volvo L260H

An Australian earthmoving and haulage company is using a 35-tonne Volvo Construction Equipment wheel loader to produce lithium at Galaxy Resources’ mine in Ravensthorpe.     Australia is one of the biggest producers of lithium, accounting for around half of the world’s lithium supply. With the global lithium battery market predicted to grow at 12% from 2017 to 2024, demand for the rare metal is booming.   Ravensthorpe Haulage Pty Ltd., an earthmoving and haulage company…

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CJD Trucks awarded Cummins Dealer of the Year 2018 67

CJD Trucks awarded Cummins Dealer of the Year 2018

Cummins Dealer of the Year 2018 CJD Trucks General Manager Brian Firth, along with CJD Managing Director Alan Barnett recently attended the PACCAR annual dealer event, held in Queenstown, New Zealand. We are honoured to announce that on the night CJD Trucks were presented with the Cummins Dealer of the Year award for 2018, this is a great achievement and a credit to the team. We’d like to thank PACCAR and Cummins for this award and…

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CJD Equipment’s 45th Anniversary

February 4th 2019 marks the momentous milestone of CJD Equipment’s 45th anniversary. Proudly representing some of the world’s most highly respected construction and transport brands, CJD have grown substantially since the company was first founded by Ron Rafferty and Rob Jowett in February of 1974.   What started as one location in South Guildford, WA with just twenty-eight employees has expanded to nineteen locations nationwide, with over five hundred knowledgeable staff whose skills and experience is…

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Kenworth and Toyota Collaborate To Develop Zero Emission Trucks 74

Kenworth and Toyota Collaborate To Develop Zero Emission Trucks

LAS VEGAS, Nev., January 8, 2019 – Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. This collaboration is part of a $41 million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant preliminarily awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Port of Los Angeles as the prime applicant.     The grant monies are part of a larger…

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Volvo CE Goes Electric On Smaller Machines 76

Volvo CE Goes Electric On Smaller Machines

In an industry-first move, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that in 2020 it will start the launch of an electric range of Volvo branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators.   In a pioneering commitment to future technology, Volvo CE has announced that by mid-2020 it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheel loaders (L20 to L28), stopping new diesel engine-based development of these models.  …

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Volvo Looks to the Future at Bauma 2019

Visitors to this year’s Bauma 2019 exhibition in Munich, Germany, will be given a glimpse into the technological future as Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) looks at Building Tomorrow, showcasing its latest machines and integrated services.     Demonstrating the breadth of the Volvo Group, Volvo CE will be joined at Bauma 2019 by sister companies Volvo Penta, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Financial Services. The companies’ participation at the show is much more than a static…

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Kenworth adds more flexibility to its range with the release of a new T610 aero roof sleeper cab 81

Kenworth adds more flexibility to its range with the release of a new T610 aero roof sleeper cab

Kenworth has added even more flexibility to the T610 with the release of a 600mm aero roof sleeper cab to complement its existing day-cab, 760mm mid-roof and 860mm sleeper cab options. The most compact sleeper in the T610 range, the 600mm offers an outstanding driver experience and superior in-cab comfort. With greater fuel efficiency and payload capacity up to 26m B-double configurations, the 600mm sleeper cab option is suitable for a variety of applications, including tippers,…

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Kenworth: The History of a Trucking Legend

Kenworth has long been a household name throughout Australia, as our trucking industry has helped to build the country we know today. The long history of this iconic manufacturer began in Australia in the 1960s, and the company has gone on to build a name synonymous with quality trucking ever since.   Kenworth was the brainchild of major shareholders H.W. Kent and E. K. Worthington, who created the brand we know and love today. Since its…

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Constructing a Path to Better Mental Health

AK Evans Earthmoving & CJD Equipment are constructing a path to better mental health in the workplace.   AK Evans Earthmoving is a family owned equipment contractor in WA providing all types of earthmoving equipment and experienced operators to match, for hire on projects across the state. The team at AK Evans have over fifty years of industry experience and knowledge and are committed to providing excellent service to their all their customers. Over his time…

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What Does Tomorrow’s Construction Fleet Look Like? 87

What Does Tomorrow’s Construction Fleet Look Like?

Driverless cars, big data, the Internet of Things: The world is changing. And specifically, the way we manage construction is changing. Today’s construction fleet may appear to look quite similar to that of 10, 20 or 30 years ago, and traditionally, the industry has been reluctant to adopt new technologies. However, there’s no denying that change is coming and over the next several years, we’re likely to see more of a shift in the construction fleet…

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Testing Begins at World's First 'Emission-Free' Quarry 88

Testing Begins at World’s First ‘Emission-Free’ Quarry

On the 29th August, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – delivering an anticipated 95% reduction in carbon emissions and 25% reduction in total cost of operations.     Swedish companies Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and Skanska are…

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SDLG Launches L958F Wheel Loader in Australia 93

SDLG Launches L958F Wheel Loader in Australia

The 5 t-rated wheel loader is designed for heavy-load applications and will feature a Tier III engine.     At Australia’s largest agricultural event, AgQuip, in August, SDLG and CJD Equipment unveiled the L958F wheel loader to over 100,000 attendees. Replacing the older 5 t-rated LG958L, the L958F will support various construction activities, including material handling, land clearing and general earthmoving.   The Australian version of the machine will be equipped with a Dalian Deutz Tier…

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Rio Tinto Set to Sell one of its Largest Argyle Pink Diamonds as Mine Closure Looms 98

Rio Tinto Set to Sell one of its Largest Argyle Pink Diamonds as Mine Closure Looms

Since 1984, Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine has been producing some of the world’s most spectacular pink diamonds, ranging in shades from soft, blush pinks to deep reds and even purples. Each year, a tender is held for the sale of a selection of these rare diamonds, and the event draws worldwide interest. This year’s tender is set to be even more fascinating than most, with the scheduled sale of one of the largest vivid pink…

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Circular Economy: What Is It And Why Aren't We Already Doing It? 99

Circular Economy: What Is It And Why Aren’t We Already Doing It?

Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. As usual, it takes a crisis before we shift gears in Australia, and this time that crisis is recycling. For decades, China has bought much of our recycling waste and thus expunged us of the need to manage it more effectively ourselves. Recently, however, the Red Dragon has become more than a little exasperated by the low quality of our garbage. It seems Australians are not very good…

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Passive Housing: What's the Fuss About? 100

Passive Housing: What’s the Fuss About?

Passive housing, while it might not be a household term in Australia just yet, has been around as a concept for quite a while. Every year, new housing construction firms with a strong focus on carbon-neutral construction, clean energy, and passive housing builds are popping up. But, building passive housing is not a challenge for the faint hearted, which is perhaps why the movement is yet to sweep the general residential construction market by storm. If…

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Is the Mining Downturn Almost Over? 101

Is the Mining Downturn Almost Over?

Australia’s 5-year mining investment slump is nearly over according to BIS Oxford Economics. In the recently released report, Mining in Australia 2017 to 2032, the economic forecasters predict that the sector will soon, once again, be adding more to the economy than it detracts. In fact, the report released late last year suggests that the end of the 2017/18 financial year will have seen a 5.5% growth in the mining sector, with investment decline grinding to…

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Demolition Students Blown Away by Guest Speaker

University lectures, no matter how interesting the topic, can have difficulty capturing the rapt attention of a student audience at the best of times. For one lucky group of demolition students from the University of Wolverhampton, the regularly drudgery of weekly lessons was shaken up with the attendance of a rather thrilling guest speaker. Explosives expert, Dick Green, is somewhat of a rock star of the demolition industry and blew students away with his discussion at…

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Agriculture Spending and Investment Surges Despite Dry Spell

  A difficult year for farmers has had little impact on spending and investment, according to Australia’s banks. In fact, spending on equipment, property and infrastructure has increased over the past 12 months. This shows a positive outlook for farming in Australia for the coming years, at least as far as farmers are concerned.   The key to farming profits, putting aside the persistent dry conditions around much of the country, has always been investment in…

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Studies Show Young Australians ‘Oblivious’ to Mining Industry Careers

You’d have difficulty finding an Australian who doesn’t have a friend or family member working in the mining industry. In fact, mining and METS account for one in every 10 jobs in the country. Over recent years, the boom of mining has seen many school leavers and other young people seek out a mining career, thanks largely to its high wages. Retraining by slightly older workers has also added to the pool of mining employees. Despite…

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Kenworth Legend 900 - more than just a truck 103

Kenworth Legend 900 – more than just a truck

There is no doubt that the limited-edition Kenworth Legend Series trucks are special. What makes them so special is often a simple story close to the owner’s heart. This is one of those stories… When Kenworth released the Legend 950 in 2015, the complete limited-edition production run was sold in under 48-hours. Two years on, in early 2017 and whispers of second Legend model ran excitedly through the transport industry. For many trucking enthusiasts, the classic old-school lines blended…

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The LEGO® Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX 110

The LEGO® Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX

Volvo Construction Equipment and LEGO® Technic team up with children to create an autonomous concept wheel loader of the future. Now it becomes a LEGO® Technic set paving the way for real-life construction machines. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and LEGO® Technic construction toys have joined creative forces with a team of children to design a futuristic, autonomous construction machine. The result: The LEGO® Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX set, scheduled for release in toy…

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The Rise of Prefab and Modular Construction

  If you’ve spent much time tuning into home-building reality shows like Grand Designs, you’ll be aware of the ever-growing trend of prefab construction. Residential and, in fact, commercial home construction techniques have remained largely unchanged for much of the last century, and this revolution in building strategy has caught the attention of the industry as a result. Offering a range of benefits, prefab construction is set to take the residential and commercial construction landscape by…

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Top 5 Mobile Plant Safety Concerns and How to Manage Them

Mobile plant operation at construction sites exposes workers to a variety of health and safety risks which have the potential to kill or seriously injure them or those around them. The proper operation of mobile plant equipment, as well as a thorough understanding of risk mitigation, is crucial to creating an incident-free construction workplace. In this article, we take a look at 5 top safety concerns for mobile plant operation and how to manage them.  …

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Certifications & Licences Required to Operate Earth Moving Machinery

  Over the last several years licencing requirements for earth moving machinery have changed. State, territory and federal governments have made efforts to make the licencing and certification process easier to understand and to navigate for business owners and potential employees. In fact, in 2011 the government brought in the Work Health & Safety Act which replaced the existing legislation from 2008. This new legislation made it much simpler for both workers and their employers to…

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Star Shane Jacobson gets on Board with Trucking's 'Tell a Mate' Campaign 112

Star Shane Jacobson gets on Board with Trucking’s ‘Tell a Mate’ Campaign

  The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has begun a new campaign to raise awareness for truck safety within Australia. The ‘Tell a Mate’ campaign, predominantly a social media-based awareness drive, aims to encourage those within not only the trucking industry, but across all heavy vehicle industries, to talk about safety. In a boon for the industry, Australian TV and film personality Shane Jacobson will become the face of the campaign.   NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto…

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International Launch of Volvo Rigid Hauler Range

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in Scotland.   Volvo CE President Melker Jernberg (right) with Volvo CE Vice President of Rigid Haulers Paul Douglas   All eyes were on the new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers this week when Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) officially launched the new machines in front of customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in…

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Drones and Demolition: The Safety Revolution

  Drones have become such a part of the Australian landscape of late that they’re even considered a play-thing for gadget lovers and home hobbyists. In the construction and demolition landscapes, drones are now an integral part of operation for many of Australia’s industry leaders. From aerial photography and surveying to estimating costs and calculating measurements, drones are more than worth their weight in gold for operators in terms of saved costs and increased efficiency. However,…

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What Does the Arrival of Amazon Mean for Australia’s T&L Sector?

Amazon’s much anticipated Australian debut late last year had retailers quaking in their boots and online shopping devotees feverishly awaiting a whole new world of money-spending possibilities. Despite the hype and media-generated dread surrounding the retailing giant’s Australian opening, actual impact on the market thus far seems to have been minimal. But what does the new entry into our vast land mean for the transport and logistics sector? The answer is two-pronged and complex.   Amazon’s…

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Volvo Ocean Race 2018

For over four decades the Volvo Ocean Race has kept an almost mythical hold on some of the greatest ever sailors.

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CJD PacLease kicks off in Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory 116

CJD PacLease kicks off in Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory

CJD PacLease kicks off in Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory PacLease Australia has announced the addition of new franchises in Perth Western Australia, Darwin Northern Territory and Launceston Tasmania with the CJD Group. “As part of our national expansion plan we are very pleased to announce our entry into Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory with our valued dealer of 34 years, CJD Equipment,” said Olen Hunter, Director of PacLease Australia. “With 13…

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Could burning rubbish kill two birds with one stone - CJD Equipment

Could Burning Rubbish Kill Two Birds With One Stone?

They’re two very different environmental issues facing Australia today: Generating energy and cutting waste. And yet, should a new proposal made in Victoria come to fruition, the two problems could be solved with one simple solution. This solution doesn’t come without a cost, however.   Waste to energy (WTE)   The conversion of waste material into energy – be it gas, electricity or another energy source – has been going on since the turn of the…

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CJD Equipment to distribute Isuzu Trucks in the Northern Territory 117

CJD Equipment to distribute Isuzu Trucks in the Northern Territory

CJD Equipment Pty Ltd is pleased to announce its appointment as the new Isuzu Truck Dealer for the Northern Territory. Commencing on the 1st of March, CJD Isuzu will operate from our existing full dealership facilities in Darwin and Alice Springs. Both CJD Isuzu facilities in the Northern Territory will be fully equipped with the latest tools and equipment and are operated by experienced staff with specialized training and product knowledge. CJD have a strong philosophy…

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What Is Congestion Costing the Australian Transport Sector?

  Australia’s congestion problem is no secret. Most of our major cities face traffic delays which turn our highways turned into carparks and see hundreds of thousands of citizens sitting stationary on freeways and major roads for hours on end. But what does congestion mean for the transport industry? According to the latest report by BITRE, avoidable congestion is costing Australian a whopping $16.5 billion each year. So, how does this affect the transport sector, and…

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Kenworth Releases New T610 Sleeper Cab Option 118

Kenworth Releases New T610 Sleeper Cab Option

Following the introduction of the T610 and T610SAR in early 2017, Kenworth announced today the release of a 760mm mid roof sleeper cab, complementing its existing day and 860mm sleeper cab options and providing customers with even more choice. The new sleeper cab option is suitable for many different applications including 19m tippers, tankers, and 19m B-double applications.   The ‘Best Truck Yet’   Designed from the inside out in a decade-long development process, the T610…

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The Emergence of the Fleet Ecosystem 119

The Emergence of the Fleet Ecosystem

While certain industries have enjoyed significant restructure and change thanks to the advent of autonomous technology, as yet, fleet service management remains rather entrenched. However, artificial intelligence has the potential to take us beyond the current operating procedures and into new opportunities that many fleet managers are only beginning to consider. Transportation scientists are hoping that the fleet ecosystem will embrace “not only the vehicle, but also the occupants of the vehicle – the mobile workers…

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Construction to Better Align with Road and Rail in Revision to SPP5.4

Along with traffic, commercial activities and licensed venues, both the construction and transport industries are subject to noise restrictions which protect the wellbeing of residents and land users. The construction industry in particular has been experiencing a boom across both residential and non-residential sectors in certain Australian cities over the past decade and, as always, the associated noise is a significant concern to local councils during these times. Construction-related noise, including demolition, maintenance and building works…

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Is Organic Farming a Flash in the Pan?

The word ‘organic’ may seem like the latest in a long line of dietary buzzwords, akin to the likes of paleo, superfood and gluten-free. To many Australians, what it means to create a truly organic product is somewhat of a mystery. Despite the ambiguity, organic product labelling is actually heavily regulated in Australia, and the trend towards organic is growing steadily. But, is organic here to stay?   The Australian organic industry Organic products in Australia…

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Why Young Hires Are Good for Business

The U.S. housing bubble seems a distant memory nowadays. However, it did a great deal of damage to the construction industry, with house prices falling 50% and more between 2005 and 2012. Even skilled construction workers found it hard to find new contracts when the bubble collapsed. A general recession followed, and this had a knock-on effect to U.S. mining because of subsequent lower demand for minerals. While Australia largely dodged worldwide downturns such as the…

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Geosynthetics: What Do They Mean for Mining?

Geosynthetics offer terrain stabilisation and barrier protection which is reliable and long-lasting, unlike traditional natural materials like wood or cotton. Since the advent of polymers, and subsequently geosynthetics, in the 20th century, their strength and durability have been widely used in the civil engineering sector. And yet, their uptake in the mining industry has been somewhat slower. Despite this, the use of geosynthetics is steadily growing within the mining industry, as operators begin to understand their…

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Building for Disaster: How to Disaster-Proof Commercial Buildings

Costa Rican hurricanes, Mexican earthquakes and monsoons in Bangladesh have recently left whole communities and commercial centres devastated around the world. However, natural disasters are not unique to developing nations. Here in Australia, we are no strangers to our own share of devastating blows from mother nature, most often in the forms of cyclones, flooding and out-of-control bushfires. It seems that after each natural disaster event, local governments reinforce their civil construction legislation to mitigate the…

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Volvo Launches Own Range of Rigid Haulers 120

Volvo Launches Own Range of Rigid Haulers

Volvo CE is set to enter the rigid hauler market with a complete Volvo-branded range. Using the expertise of its Motherwell facility in Scotland, the range consists of four machines, starting at the 45-ton R45D and extending up to the flagship 100-ton R100E. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. The development of the…

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How to Avoid Common Commercial Construction Delays 123

How to Avoid Common Commercial Construction Delays

Today’s construction landscape is marred by time and cost pressures and seemingly ever-decreasing profit margins. Construction cost blow-outs can usually be traced back to one particular issue: delays. The ability to finish a construction project on time can have a significant impact on its cost, and keeping the budget on track means avoiding some of the most common causes for delay. Here, we take a look at some of the key areas for concern when it…

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DAF Production at PACCAR Australia’s Bayswater, Victoria Plant 124

DAF Production at PACCAR Australia’s Bayswater, Victoria Plant

Coinciding with the handover last week of the 60,000th locally-manufactured Kenworth, DAF Trucks Australia (DTA) announced that some DAF trucks for the Australian market will be assembled at the PACCAR Australia production facility in Bayswater, commencing in the second half of 2018. Worldwide Reach DAF is a global organisation with more than 85 years’ experience in vehicle engineering and manufacturing. DAF currently manufactures industry-leading trucks in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Westerlo (Belgium), Leyland (United Kingdom) and Ponta Grossa…

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Kenworth Delivers 60,000th Truck 125

Kenworth Delivers 60,000th Truck

Australia’s number one heavy-duty truck manufacturer,Kenworth, has delivered its 60,000th Australian-designed and built truck at its Bayswater plant in Melbourne.   Kenworth’s Sucess Andrew Hadjikakou, Managing Director of PACCAR Australia, handed the keys of the T610SAR prime mover to long-standing Kenworth customer Peter Wickham, co-founder of Wickham Freight Lines – one of Australia’s largest privately-owned transport companies, at an event at Kenworth’s head office and factory in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Andrew said Kenworth’s…

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Reusing Disused Quarries: A Growing Opportunity 126

Reusing Disused Quarries: A Growing Opportunity

Australia’s mining boom was credited with helping to see the country through the global financial crisis almost a decade ago, and is a significant player in the economy’s continued growth. While mining will no doubt continue to be a key player in the Australian landscape for generations to come, many areas are seeing a downturn in mining operations, and subsequent abandoning of mining sites is apparent around the country. In a recent report by the Australia…

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What It Takes to Be a FIFO Worker 127

What It Takes to Be a FIFO Worker

FIFO work involves long-distance commuting to and from a mining site, and is becoming increasingly common throughout the Australian workforce. As the Australian mining industry continues to boom in many areas, FIFO work has provided many Australians with the chance to earn an excellent income while working in an exciting field. Fly-in fly-out mining jobs, however, do present their challenges, and they’re not for everybody. Here, we discuss what it takes to be a FIFO worker….

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The future of housing: What housing construction will look like in the next century 128

The future of housing: What housing construction will look like in the next century

This vast, brown land of ours might be sparsely populated when compared with some of the world’s other developed nations, and yet the urban crunch is just as apparent in Australia’s major cities as it is throughout the world. As populations soar and the clever use of resources becomes a mounting concern, what will Australian housing construction look like in 20 years, 100 years, and further?   Towering high-rises and apartment blocks are nothing new to…

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Aussie Farmers Make The Most of Scorching Summers With Solar

The searing Australian sunshine can be the bane of existence for many Australian farmers, as rain is hard to come by and crops suffer under extreme temperatures. Some farmers, however, are making the most of these conditions by using our most abundant resource – the sun – to offset their energy costs and keep their farms afloat.   Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg famously quoted figures on a 2016 episode of ABC’s Q&A program which suggested that…

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What is METRONET and what does in mean for Western Australia? 129

What is METRONET and what does in mean for Western Australia?

Metronet, the flagship policy of WA’s McGowan Government, hopes to see congestion ease in Perth as thousands of residents and visitors flock to the proposed new bus and train network. The multi-billion-dollar project could make or break the Labor government, and commentators are divided over whether the project is folly or not.   The proposal was the major platform for Labor during the March 2017 election, and has since faced surprisingly little scrutiny from the opposition….

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WA To Host Livestock Export Conference 131

WA To Host Livestock Export Conference

The Western Australian livestock export industry has been awarded a boon with the announcement that it will host the annual livestock export conference, LIVEXchange in November this year. After a well-received 2016 conference was held in Canberra, the Western Australian industry is pleased to have the opportunity to showcase their sector in 2017. To be held on November 15 and 16 at Perth’s Crown Towers, the conference will be hosted by the Western Australian Livestock Export…

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The Fine Line Between Employee or Contractor 132

The Fine Line Between Employee or Contractor

There is a fine line when determining whether your workers are employees or contractors, it seems to be a grey area that continues to fly under the radar in the construction industry. Every business wants to cut costs, meet deadlines on time and hire workers with minimal effort. Unfortunately, this has led to a percentage of the industry adopting less than compliant practices when hiring workers.   It has become common practice for employers to assume…

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Quarries: Meeting Your Environmental Obligations

In conducting mining activities, including those undertaken within a quarry, businesses involved will have had to attain a number of permits and licenses. These differ between quarries and some other mining activities. According to Business Queensland:  “Because the definition of ‘mineral’ in the Mineral Resources Act 1989 excludes most materials used for construction purposes, quarry (or extractive industry) sites are largely approved and administered by local government under the Planning Act 2016.” It is important to note that while…

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Demolition Revival: When Old is New Again 134

Demolition Revival: When Old is New Again

There has been a distinct move away from traditional ‘trades’ in Australia over several decades now, as school leavers, male and female, are increasingly driven to university educations and corporate careers. Just as farmers have trouble keeping business in the family, construction has seen significant ebbs in the flow of new workers entering the industry. However, as the Australian state and federal governments put an increasingly heavy focus on new developments for the housing market, construction…

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Family Values Key To Success At Maffra Trenching & Boring 135

Family Values Key To Success At Maffra Trenching & Boring

Maffra Trenching & Boring (MTB) was formed by Mark Hunt back in 1978.  Their hard work and consistent innovation over the years has seen MTB become the unique operation they are today, with the professionalism of a larger company and the heart of a small business. Check out the video below, or read the full article Here.  

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Rock Testing Methods in the 21st Century 136

Rock Testing Methods in the 21st Century

Quarries play a large role in the Australian building construction industry and contribute over $160 billion in revenue to the economy. As is the case with most industries, advances in technology have changed the way the mining industry operates in Australia. The ever-changing nature of both mining and construction, in terms of costs, margins and production efficiency, means that innovation plays a more important role than ever in keeping operations afloat. New testing methods and technologies…

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Articulated VS Rigid: How to Choose the Right Truck for Your Worksite 137

Articulated VS Rigid: How to Choose the Right Truck for Your Worksite

When it comes to off road hauling, there are two main truck types: Rigid and Articulated. Both are similar in the types of technology they use but differ greatly when it comes to application. Rigid Haulers are designed to transport large, rocky and abrasive materials across well maintained roads. In contrast – Articulated Haulers are designed to handle more adverse conditions, and operate on varying grades in any weather. So how do you pick the right…

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TRUCK TIPS: How to Avoid Hydraulic Component Failure 142

TRUCK TIPS: How to Avoid Hydraulic Component Failure

There are a number of causes for hydraulic system faults, however, contaminated fluid is the cause 80% of the time. This is quite a substantial statistic (and one we understand you’d rather not be part of), so what can you do to protect your hauler from hydraulic component failure? Here are some helpful tips.   What causes contamination? The three types of contamination include solid particles, air and water. All of these cause some form of…

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The Future of Mining: How Trucks are Transforming the Industry 143

The Future of Mining: How Trucks are Transforming the Industry

The world is steadily moving away from fossil fuels, and even China, arguably Australia’s most important mining export, is seeing a downturn in consumption of our exported product. The astronomical costs of mining have seen many firms leave the industry, and many mining sites decommissioned over the last decade. Rising expenditure and unpredictable fluctuations in prices make mining less than the golden goose it once was. In a landscape of shrinking margins, miners are turning to…

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6 Tips for Keeping Demolition Safe 144

6 Tips for Keeping Demolition Safe

6 Tips for Keeping Demolition Safe While many myths about the demolition industry abound, the idea that the practice is inherently dangerous still holds true today. When heavy machinery and destruction are combined, there are obvious risks involved. While the demolition industry in Australia is legislated to promote safety above all else, there is always potential for disaster. For those considering entering the industry, or those simply wanting to make their workplace safer for others, there…

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Hallett Resources Save 15% on Cost-Per-Ton with Two A60H Haulers 145

Hallett Resources Save 15% on Cost-Per-Ton with Two A60H Haulers

A pair of the range-topping A60H articulated haulers have been delivered to Adelaide-based Hallett Resources. The two units have taken on the work previously handled by three Volvo A40 units, delivering cost-savings through better fuel efficiency and productivity. For the last 11 years, Hallett Resources has relied on three Volvo A40 units for load and haul operations at its quarry in McLaren Vale, Adelaide, South Australia. While these 40 t-rated articulated haulers have performed reasonably well,…

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CJD Equipment Marks Quarter of a Century with Volvo CE 147

CJD Equipment Marks Quarter of a Century with Volvo CE

October 2017 marks a quarter of a century since construction giant Volvo CE partnered with Australian company CJD Equipment. CJD has been supporting the construction and transport industries of Australia since 1974 and are considered to be one of Australia’s largest privately owned equipment and trucking distributors. Over the last 25 years, this successful partnership has supplied the construction and earthmoving industries of Australia with Volvo’s world-class products, along with after-market service and support right across…

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Product Review: VOLVO ECR305C & ECR50D 151

Product Review: VOLVO ECR305C & ECR50D

After throwing a bit of dirt around and putting two brand new Volvo Excavators through  their paces – Ian Edwards tells us his thoughts the Volvo ECR305C and ECR50D Excavators.

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SDLG shows latest machines at Mining Indonesia 152

SDLG shows latest machines at Mining Indonesia

SDLG is participating in this year’s Mining Indonesia event. The company will be presenting its newest wheel loader, the L956F, and its most recent motor grader, the G9138, at the exhibition.

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Clever Tech Saves Farmers When Workers Can’t 153

Clever Tech Saves Farmers When Workers Can’t

The agricultural industry is the backbone of the Australian economy. From wool, to beef, to wheat, our farmers provide as much as 93% of our annual produce locally and contribute to our exporting income to the tune of more than $40 billion. Despite its significance within Australia, the agricultural community continues to suffer a high attrition rate of workers, with fewer young people carrying on the family business and fewer new recruits into the industry. So,…

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4 Future Construction Industry Trends 155

4 Future Construction Industry Trends

What does 2017 have in store for the construction industry and how to adapt? Being able to adapt to such a volatile industry has many benefits for a business. Adaptation allows for businesses to extend their scopes and incorporate all the trends that have emerged over the last several months. These four trends are shaping the construction industry’s future. Which of these trends have you observed?   Technology – Virtual Reality Design One of the biggest…

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21st Century Farming: Where Heavy Machinery Matters 157

21st Century Farming: Where Heavy Machinery Matters

In today’s world of advanced technology, devices have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Few of us can live without our smartphones, for example, and the technology continues to become more intuitive with each passing day. The agricultural industry has always been an eager adopter of technological innovation. In such a physically demanding environment, machinery makes possible the sewing, harvesting, and transport of produce, in a way that a purely human workforce never could….

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Volvo Makes a Splash in Colorado 159

Volvo Makes a Splash in Colorado

Whinnery Construction, a Colorado-based contractor, is employing Volvo excavators to ensure safe passageway for whitewater enthusiasts in the Animas River.

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Blake Mulroe is New South Wales’ top apprentice 160

Blake Mulroe is New South Wales’ top apprentice

After sacrificing weekends, working two jobs, Ingleburn’s Blake Mulroe has been recognised as the region’s top apprentice.

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Operator Review - New DAF CF85 510hp 161

Operator Review – New DAF CF85 510hp

Andrew Arnold, the owner of Arnold’s Transport, tackles Tasmania’s steep, remote west coast, daily. As a result, there are a few things that are needed in one of their trucks; power, reliability and reputable backup service which is what this operator is getting from his new DAF CF85

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South West Car Carriers Double their Versatility with DAF 162

South West Car Carriers Double their Versatility with DAF

Simon Gill, an honest country bloke and owner-operator of South West Car Carriers, dissects the reasons for purchasing two DAF CF85s – and doubts there’s any better method to move his cargo.

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CJD Delivers First DAF CF85 510HP in Australia 163

CJD Delivers First DAF CF85 510HP in Australia

For more than a decade, the CF85 has earned an enviable reputation for versatile, reliable performance and excellent fuel efficiency through the PACCAR MX-13 engine at 460Hp. With the extra power and torque on offer, the 510Hp MX-13 now provides even more flexibility to an already compelling package.

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Powering Up Waste Disposal 164

Powering Up Waste Disposal

With the help of Volvo excavators, a waste-to-energy facility in Pennsylvania is undertaking significant site improvement efforts to lay the foundation for enhanced site safety and efficiency as well as establishing the infrastructure needed to manage increased waste capacity in the future.

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Technology is Rebuilding the Construction Industry 165

Technology is Rebuilding the Construction Industry

Technology is breaking boundaries in numerous industries, disrupting traditional processes and impacting productivity in a positive way. The construction industry is no exception – hard hats and high-vis are no longer the must haves onsite, replaced with wearable technology, drones and blueprints in the cloud.

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Underground Mining

Bright Future Underground for Driverless Technology

Driverless technology is going underground and the future looks bright. Volvo, known for being at the forefront of driverless passenger cars, have taken their technology into trucking, pioneering platooning technology –

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Green Technology on Construction Sites

As well as being at the forefront of 21st century passenger car concept and design, Volvo is also engineering a range of heavy haulage vehicles and equipment which is set to change the way we think about the traditional construction site.

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Tasmanian Breakfasts Delivered by Streeflands Fuso Trucks 166

Tasmanian Breakfasts Delivered by Streeflands Fuso Trucks

Tasmanian freight firm Streeflands has been delivering newspapers, bread, juice, and everything required for a great breakfast since 1986 with Fuso trucks.

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Kenworth reveals the Legend 900 truck at Brisbane Truck Show 167

Kenworth reveals the Legend 900 truck at Brisbane Truck Show

Kenworth’s debut of the Legend 900, second in the Legend Series of trucks, came after much speculation that the brand would introduce another historic model. Modern technology and a uniquely Kenworth heritage feel is sure to impress.

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Volvo: Moving the Earth 168

Volvo: Moving the Earth

Victoria-based P&V Wade Earthmoving Repairs Director Phil Wade originally started off as a diesel mechanic apprentice working for a company called Goldhill in 1976. After a decade, Phil set up his own mechanical repair business with a workshop in Bunyip. 

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The Best Name in the Dirt Game 169

The Best Name in the Dirt Game

Burdett’s has been infamously operating throughout the Melbourne Metropolitan area, regional Victoria and into New South Wales for the past 47 years. Originating from humble beginnings in the 1970’s, the group has categorically grown in leaps and bounds.

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