Linfox Appointment, VW/Navistar, Tesla, TMC, Hydrogen Trucks and a New Scania Team

The latest from Diesel News this week includes a Linfox Appointment, VW/Navistar, Tesla, TMC, Hydrogen Trucks and a New Scania Team, plus 3D Printing and Strong Truck Sales.     Terry Quinnell has been appointed Linfox President – Retail after 40 years’ experience in the logistics industry. Quinnell began his career as a Linfox driver in 1978, and has managed some of Linfox’s largest customers as Vice President – Retail,...

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Clear Modification Guidelines

As a Code of Practice, VSB6 has set out clear modification guidelines on how to modify trucks. Now, times have changed and the code is being renewed, and Diesel News has been looking at the changes. For many involved in the trucking industry, the concept of VSB6 is just something quoted when changes to a truck may compromise safety down the track. As a guide to how to modify a truck without weakening the structure, deceasing safety or...

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Modifying a Truck

What you can and cannot do when modifying a truck is often in question. As a Code of Practice, VSB6 has set out clear guidelines on how to modify trucks. Now, times have changed and the code is being renewed, Diesel News has been examining the changes.   For many involved in the trucking industry, the concept of VSB6 is just something quoted when changes to a truck may compromise safety down the track. As a guide to how to modify...

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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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Parking Up Trailers

The latest vehicle registration figures show the trucking industry continuing to park up assets and deregistering them. The numbers for the fourth quarter of 2015 were published this week by the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association and confirm what many in the industry have seen anecdotally, many sectors are very quiet.   Overall, new registrations are down 11 per cent in 2015, compared to 2014. Prime mover...

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Increase in Retiring Old Trucks

Truck registration statistics show the number of older trucks being retired has increased dramatically in the last quarter. The latest analysis by the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA) shows new truck registrations still ahead of retirements, but to lesser extent than in 2014.   On a quarterly basis, ARTSA researchers use vehicle registration data, supplied by Austroads, to give a snapshot of the trucking...

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