Posts Tagged ‘Kenworth Trucks’

Brown and Hurley sells stock online

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Kenworth Trucks and Brown and Hurley..... Australian icons

Brown and Hurley, a well known new and used truck sales business on the east coast of Australia, has embraced online advertising and list the majority of their used trucks and trailers in Australia.


According to Doug Hurley, Brown and Hurley Dealer Principal at Coffs Harbour, online advertising is delivering the best results in terms of generating leads and sales.
“At the Coffs Harbour branch, we started using truckworld four years ago. Since then we have listed around 600 trucks and trailers. It’s proved so successful we now list all our used stock,” explained Mr Hurley.
Brown and Hurley was founded in 1946 when two mates, Alan Brown and Jack Hurley, were discharged from the Australian army after the Second World War. They went into business together and from humble beginnings running a bicycle shop and workshop, the pair went on to set up Brown & Hurley in Kyogle, NSW.

Today, the company employs hundreds and is a large truck sales business with nine branches across northern NSW and Queensland.
“As a business and sales tool, truckworld.com.au is an affordable and effective way to reach buyers across the country. It’s a very easy website to use and shows the buyer the best matches for their search, along with other options and ideas for a future purchase,” said Mr Hurley.
To help buyers find what they are looking for, dealers can include with each ad a detailed description and up to 16 photos – interior, exterior, engine and cabin shots.

Linfox adds 17 Kenworths to its burgeoning fuel business

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Linfox Logistics, Asia Pacific’s largest privately-owned supply chain solutions company, has purchased 17 T408SAR prime movers – its first Kenworth purchase in more than a decade.

A proven performer in a variety of line haul applications, the new Kenworth trucks join Linfox’s expanding fuel distribution fleet, hauling fuels to 7-Eleven and Caltex depots and service stations along the east coast.


Ray Gamble, Linfox’s President, Fleet and Procurement, says his company is delighted to be working with Kenworth. “Linfox has built its reputation on delivering virtually anything, anywhere and at any time in the region,” Mr Gamble said. “We need trucks that we can depend on; trucks that will work hard – year in, year out – and under the most grueling conditions. That’s why we’re buying Kenworths.

They are highly productive and reliable vehicles that are built in Australia for Australia’s harshest operating environments.” Rated to 70 tonnes, each of Linfox’s T408SARs is configured for 19m fuel tankers and are powered by a Cummins 15-litre ISX engine, producing 500 hp and 1850 lb/ft of torque. The trucks also include an Eaton RoadRanger RTLO20918B 18-speed manual transmission, Dana D46-170 rear axle and Kenworth Airglide 400 suspension.

Mr Gamble says Kenworth’s classic-looking model, which features a set-forward front axle and short bumper-to-back-of-cab length, is a versatile workhorse that’s ideal for Linfox’s fuel business.

“The T408SAR has been intelligently engineered so that it has the maneuverability, visibility and shortened length of a cab-over as well as the improved cab access, serviceability and low-tare weight of a conventional bonneted truck.

“For us, that means a dependable and flexible truck that can handle long, heavy-haulage on interstate freeways just as easily as deliveries on metropolitan streets,” he explained.

Kenworth Trucks 2011 Model Range

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

It’s almost 40 years since the first Australian Kenworth truck rolled off the Melbourne production line on the second of March, 1971 – a defining moment for Kenworth and the future of the Australian road transport industry.


Kenworth T609

Four decades on, Kenworth is still leading the way; defining tomorrow – as only Kenworth can – with the launch of the exciting new 2011 range.

Driven by a continuous innovation and product development process , and also by customer and driver feedback, Kenworth has redesigned the entire model line up, starting with the T359 to the T609 and flagship K200.
Each model is packed with new features and benefits. In line with forthcoming regulatory changes on engine emissions from January 1st 2011, the new range also fully complies with ADR 80/03, following a major project to integrate and optimise solutions for Australian customers and applications.

“The 2011 Kenworth range proves yet again Kenworth’s ability to develop and deliver trucks that best fit Australian applications, meeting or exceeding the needs of our customers with versatile, reliable and most of all productive solutions,” said Andrew Hadjikakou, Director Sales and Marketing for PACCAR Australia.

200th Kenworth Celebrates Martin’s Milestone

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

IN 2008 Hunter Valley road transport legend Gordon Martin celebrated both his 70th birthday and his company’s 50 years in road transport.

Gordon Martin accepted the keys to his 200th Kenworth.

Gordon Martin accepted the keys to his 200th Kenworth.

That was no mean feat, but this year his Scone NSW-based livestock and bulk haulage company, the Martin Group, celebrated another major milestone when Gordon Martin accepted the keys to his 200th Kenworth.
The Martin Group operates two main divisions; Gordon Martin Bulk Transport with 26 trucks in single tipper, B double and quad dog configurations and Martins Stock Haulage with 44 livestock trucks including two-deck, four-deck B doubles and road trains.


The group’s trucks operate throughout eastern Australia from Melbourne to central Queensland with several depots in NSW and Queensland.
Gordon Martin puts the growth and longevity of the Martin Group down to the company’s focus on meeting customer needs, its commitment to safe and efficient transport and Kenworth trucks.
“The difference between that AA182 Inter I started out with and this T908 is dramatic,” Gordon Martin said at the handover of the company’s 200th Kenworth.

PACCAR Australia managing director Joe Rizzo congratulated Gordon at the hand-over ceremony, held recently at Kenworth’s Bayswater plant.
“Gordon’s leadership within the trucking industry has helped improve working conditions, operating safety and introduce productivity benefits for road transport,” Mr. Rizzo said.
“In particular, Gordon worked hard to gain a wider acceptance for B Double and road train trailer combinations in NSW.”

Combining Kenworth’s Australian engineering and rugged reliability with the T908’s high horsepower capability and improved cooling capacity, makes Martins’ 200th Kenworth a perfect fit for Gordon’s hard working operation.
“We’re around 98 per cent Kenworth and on either livestock or bulk haulage, Kenworth trucks are well suited for our work,” Gordon Martin said.