National Standard Next Week

From July 1, the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual (NHVIM) Version 2.1 will be the national standard for heavy vehicle inspections in all participating jurisdictions. For many this will mean some minor adjustments to procedures to ensure trucks comply.   For those using their own brake roller testers in New South Wales, this means quite a change. Both the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the Roads and Maritime Services...

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Lindsay’s Go For Green Tyres

Bridgestone Australia is set to launch four new sizes in its Ecopia range, completing its low rolling resistance drive and trailer line-up. The new sizes mean Ecopia tyres will now available to almost 95 per cent of the trailer market and approximately 90 per ent of the drive market.   The new sizes to be on offer include the 275/70R22.5 M749 Drive, 265/70R19.5, 275/70R22.5 and 255/70R22.5 R109 Trailer tyres.   “Fleets are...

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Trucks Will Fail Brake Test

It is another of those unseen problems which keep on creeping up on us. This time it is a change in brake testing rules, which no-one is ready for. Changes to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator roller brake testing rules will be coming on June 11 and the consequences are far from clear.   What we have is a situation which keeps on popping up with alarming regularity. A rule change which is being used by one part of the way the...

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Tyre Management Help

A new tyre management program has become available to trucking fleets in Australia. Bridgestone has launched its Total Tyre Management program as support offering to the trucking industry.   The program co-ordinates coverage provided by 280 service vehicles, all of which are equipped to support a wide range of on-site services including pressure checks, tread-depth readings and rotations, alongside the Bridgestone and affiliated...

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Keeping Your Cool

A new range of heating, ventilation and cooling parts is being launched onto the Australian truck market. Alliance Truck Parts has announced it is launching a new range of HVAC parts as it continues to expand its Australian range.   Partnering with manufacturers it reckons are some of the best brands in the heavy commercial vehicle industry, Alliance Truck Parts said the new range will provide an alternative to original first fit...

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Electronic Emergency Braking as Standard

Advanced Emergency Braking is to be fitted, as standard, to all stock Scania prime movers with outputs of 440 hp and above. The technology has been fitted to stock vehicles imported into Australia since the start of the third quarter of 2015. Scania reckons it is the first heavy vehicle importer in Australia to offer this latest generation safety equipment as standard on high output prime movers.     The Advanced Emergency...

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