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Publish date: 06/20/2018

Construction companies aren’t normally associated with the colour pink for their branding. However, the Mendi Group of Townsville (Qld) recently took the huge leap, painting its new Kenworth and B-double trailers pink in support of women in the construction industry as well as two local charities. “When we were looking at the purchase of two new truck and trailer combinations we decided to make the purchase significant to the greater community,” says Mendi Group owner Jeff Doyle.

Publish date: 06/20/2018

Glenn Nightingale runs a business built on sensible goals and the acknowledgement that good people are essential to the success of a company. His team is succeeding with a quiet confidence and sense of achievement. Nightingale Freightlines operates out of Jimboomba, 50 km south of Brisbane, and Unanderra, near Wollongong on the NSW South Coast. In its distinctive pale blue livery, the well-presented fleet comprises a mix of Freightliner, Kenworth and Western Star prime movers – 22 in all – and also a mix of Cummins and Detroit engines.

Publish date: 06/20/2018

British brand Dennis Eagle has been making steady progress in the local waste collection market. Claims that the truck has been tailored specifically to Australia’s severe service requirements seem well justified. Cummins’ ISLe5 rated at 280 hp is the standard engine offering in the 4x2 and 6x4 versions of the Dennis Eagle, while the 8x4 is offered at 320 hp. Dennis Eagle is being handled by Penske Commercial Vehicles group in Australia which is also responsible for the Western Star and MAN brands.

Publish date: 06/20/2018

Victorian spray equipment manufacturer Goldacres has celebrated its 40th anniversary with an expo at its Ballarat factory – a significant event to mark the success of an Australian family company beating the imports and helping farmers do their job more efficiently with equipment noted for its reliability, quality and innovation. In 1996 Cummins became involved in the development of Goldacres’ first self-propelled Crop Cruiser sprayer that was eventually unveiled in 1999 sporting a Cummins 5.9-litre 6BTA engine producing 177 hp.

Publish date: 06/20/2018

"We operate in a fiercely competitive global business and we will be run down by our competition if we don’t stay ahead of the innovation curve.” These unambiguous words from Chris Salisbury, chief executive of Rio Tinto’s iron ore business, focus precisely on the mining giant’s strategy – a relentless drive for improved productivity, with innovation and technology at the core.