ESC, PBS, Linfox, Truck Classes and Roller Brake Testing

Among the topics in the news this week from Diesel News are ESC, PBS, Linfox, Truck Classes and Roller Brake Testing. The Australian Government should require new trucks and trailers to be fitted with stability control technology and should do it fast, according to the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA).   Geoff Crouch, ATA Chair, said electronic stability...

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Dangerous Truckies, Safety Award, Electric Road and an Autonomous Future

This week Diesel News headlines include Dangerous Truckies, Safety Award, Electric Road and an Autonomous Future.   A survey has been published by TomTom Telematics reckoned to identify the best and worst drivers on the road, biggest driving gripes and how this is impacting businesses. The survey found over half (52 per cent) of motorists have been put in a dangerous position by commercial drivers, of which, one in ten have admitted...

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International Trucks, Safety, Innovation, Top Technicians and an Electric Truck

There are Awards and Dealerships this week for International Trucks, Safety, Innovation, Top Technicians and an Electric Truck. Iveco has announced five more dealerships to oversee the sales, service and parts support for the reintroduced International truck range in Australia. The latest appointments include Black Truck Sales and Honeycombes Sales & Service in Queensland, Sydney Truck & Machinery Centre in New South Wales,...

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Container Charging, Increased Powers, Safety Award and Women in Industry

In a week where Container Charging, Increased Powers and Safety Award are in the news, Diesel News takes a look at the stories.   Patrick is introducing a new surcharge at its Sydney and Fremantle terminals, and is increasing the surcharge at its Fisherman Islands and East Swanson Dock terminals. It will also increase its Ancillary Charges due to increased labour and energy costs. The new rates take effect from 19 July.  ...

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Linfox Expansion, $1.5 Billion Boost, Unscrupulous Claim and Braking Guide

The latest from Diesel News this week includes Linfox Expansion, $1.5 Billion Boost, Unscrupulous Claim and Braking Guide, plus Independent Road Charging, ATA/ALC Alliance and Paying On Time.   Linfox is expanding its global footprint with a move into Laos. It has become the first foreign logistics company to operate in the country with the signing of a joint venture with the Lao Logistics Group in Vientiane. The joint venture...

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Road Charging For Trucks

Looking at the world from the point of view of the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association’s (ALRTA) Executive Director, Mathew Munro, his concerns for the Association’s members can be divided into two parts. On the one hand, members have to deal with the same issues confronting the entire trucking industry while, on the other, there are specific issues affecting rural carriers in particular.     “The big...

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