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FIT OUT FOR FUNCTION

Even with the number of different models available to van and ute buyers, there are still times when a showroom spec vehicle doesn’t quite fit the bill. With manufacturers building for versatility, there are often sacrifices made in the ideal spec for a particular job, in favour of broader market appeal. For a lot of buyers near enough is good ...

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

A fleet of 17 Isuzu D-Max Utes forms the backbone to reliable service for Sydney-based Truck Transmissions Pty Ltd. In 1971, Truck Transmissions Pty Ltd. started as a wholesaler of truck parts and remanufacturer of transmissions and diffs, and is today based in Governor Macquarie Drive in the western Sydney suburb of Chipping Norton. During the 1990’s, the company changed ...

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SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS

Why is it that a loan vehicle is available during a car service but not for an LCV operator that has to make a living from that vehicle? Stuart Martin finds that all is not equal when it comes to customer service. “Time is money on this job” is a phrase often uttered in frustration and never is it more ...

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SMOOTH MOVER

Supashock takes aim at the LCV aftermarket, as Stuart Martin reports Adelaide-based damper maker, Supashock, has ventured out of the motorsport pit lane and into the wider automotive market to make dampers and suspension systems for mainstream machinery. The South Australian owned and operated company – that has made a name for itself within motorsport circles – expects to have ...

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TYRE TORQUE

Establishing your own tyre-monitoring programme is now a realistic option thanks to TYREDOG For many vehicle owners, selecting a new set of tyres is considered to be what marketers call a “grudge” purchase. Seldom does the average buyer seem to enjoy discussing the merits of different brands and tread patterns, the technology behind the tyre development and the potential for ...

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