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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Apprentice Winners

The Australian Trucking Association has announced the winners of the 2015 Cummins South Pacific TMC scholarships. Three lucky apprentices have won a scholarship, sponsored by Cummins South Pacific, to attend the upcoming TMC in Melbourne.       The three chosen are Gemma Hardwig, from Ostwald Bros Transport, Andrew Southern, who works for Blenner’s Transport and Storage and Jacob Woods, working for Divall’s...

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Walking the talk

This week Diesel News is attending the ARTSA Heavy Vehicle Road Safety Summit in Melbourne and the excellent turn out is being treated to an impressive roll of high powered speakers. The technical, policy and cultural issues around safety and trucks are being discussed in depth by people who know what they are talking about and have something to say on the issue.   The statistics and anecdotal evidence give us a picture of what...

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Truck and trailer data released

The Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association has released the latest data about the trucks and trailers registered to run on our roads. ARTSA analyse the, publicly available, data on vehicle registrations around the country, including the class of vehicle being registered.   Figures show prime mover new registration numbers grew 5.8 per cent in 2014, with new trailers growing at 5 per cent. Overall there were a total of...

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Bob Woodward gets Award

One of the trucking industry stalwarts of the last thirty plus years received the recognition he deserves, from his peers, when he was presented with the Heavy Vehicle Innovator gong at the Castrol Vecton Awards dinner as part of the TMC in Melbourne. The Award, first presented in 2013, is awarded to someone who develops designs or procedures to improve the whole industry’s safety, efficiency or productivity.     “Bob has...

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