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By admin Posted 18th Dec 2013
From a fly on the walls point of view a Sunday family lunchtime in Snowy and Grace Martignago’s dining room appears quite normal. Their four children and partners are sitting around the table. Plates...
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By admin Posted 19th Dec 2013
When a truckie names his business after his rig, you can tell he’s more than a little bit fond of the old girl. In Elio Palermo’s case, we reckon the affection he has for his eye-catching 1988 Mack...
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By admin Posted 19th Dec 2013
Sean Craig is the sort of guy who always wants more, especially when it comes to the bells and whistles that adorn his big rigs. The 35-year-old, who forms one half of the Melbourne-based Sean Craig...
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By admin Posted 19th Dec 2013
As I pull into the Mactrans Heavy Haulage parking lot and set eyes on it for the first time, it’s hard not to notice the incredible airbrushing that adorns the sleeper of the 2008 Mack Titan....
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By admin Posted 19th Dec 2013
It’s often possible to gauge how special a truck is without laying eyes on it, simply by listening to the reactions of those who have. That’s exactly how this classic Kenworth came to feature on the...
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By admin Posted 18th Dec 2013
It starts in the mid 1950 when Stephano Tripoli who was born in Calabria, Italy and moved over to Australia with his brother Giuseppe. Their first employment was in Traralgon as labourers digging...
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By admin Posted 18th Dec 2013
That’s the quandary that hits you when you listen to Rebecca Fatchen. But according to Rebecca, there is one reason and one reason only for her choice and that is her hunt for low tare weight. Body...
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By Truckin Life Posted 20th Mar 2013
With no family connections in the trucking industry Clancy Chapman started work as an offsider on a Coke truck, but after only three months Gene Burns, the then owner decided he’d had enough and...
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By Truckin Life Posted 4th Mar 2013
“When I bought the truck I wasn’t an owner of Followmont, I was just the operations manager. It had been owned by one of Followmont’s subbies who tipped it over. It had just been rebuilt by Royans...
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By Truckin Life Posted 4th Feb 2013
“If you want a Cat motor, you buy a Cat Truck,” Associated Towing’s John Knowles said. “Predominately we’ve always run Cat running gear, and we’ve always been very happy with them. From what I’ve...
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