David Vile

Bird Brothers’ 1967 Benz flies high

Along with other trucks of years past such as the Mack R-Model and the International ACCO, the venerable Mercedes Benz 1418 has earned a spot in the annals of Australian trucking history, with the model a mainstay of many fleets in the 1960s and 1970s.  Read More

Gippsland to do it for the kids

The Gippsland region in southern Victoria has long had a close association with road transport since the early days with the region home to number of diverse and dedicated haulage operations working across a large geographical part of the state. Read More

Clean sweep on the Murray

In the last 12 years or so that I have been writing for Big Rigs, it would be fair to say that the Scarab street sweeper owned by the Wills family would be the ‘littlest’ rig that I come across in my travels. But the specialised little truck is part of a big future for the Echuca-based family business as they build on a steady foundation which commenced in early 2021. Read More

Rare White takes flight

In such a big place as Australia, when you come across a truck which is only one of 37 to have ever been put on the road in this country, it certainly stands out from the others.   Read More

Mercs brave wild weather to muster at Urana

The town of Urana might have been surrounded by floodwater, and a number of roads in the Riverina may have been closed, but that didn’t dampen the spirit of showgoers who gathered at the weekend for the annual Vintage Machinery Rally and Truck Show.
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Inters holding court in the Riverina

While the International brand name is no longer represented in the new truck marketplace, for Tom and Letitia Harrington, the International product keeps the wheels of their business turning across a large part of the Riverina in New South Wales. 
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