Future-Proofing Trucking

The rate of change in the trucking industry looks to be increasing, and trucking operators need to be prepared for the brave new world of trucking we are likely to be living in, it needs to be future proofing trucking. Brendan Richards outlined his view of the future at the Trucking Australia conference in Darwin. “Change is the new constant is the message,” said Ben Maguire, Australian Trucking Association (ATA) CEO, speaking at the...

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Accreditation Review, EWDs, OBM and Wage Levels

In Diesel News this week, read about the NHVR Accreditation Review, EWDs, OBM and Wage Levels. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has commissioned an independent review into heavy-vehicle accreditation schemes to support improved road safety. “Heavy-vehicle accreditation schemes have proven benefits for road safety across a number of heavy-vehicle sectors, including trucks, cranes and buses,” said Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO....

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Technicians’ Award Nominees

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has announced the three finalists for the 2017 Craig Roseneder Award, which recognises technical and maintenance excellence in the trucking industry’s workshops.   The judging panel selected Dale Hedley (Vellex, New South Wales), Chris Blanchard (Herb Blanchard Haulage, New South Wales) and Mark Collins (Frasers Livestock Transport, Queensland)for their technical skill, aptitude and...

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Grain Scheme, Master Code and Autonomous Rules

There have been announcements about a Grain Scheme, Master Code and Autonomous Rules this week, read about them on Diesel News.   The Victorian Transport Association has welcomed the establishment of the state’s first Grain Harvest Management Scheme, which will provide a productivity and safety boon for farmers and grain transport workers.   The scheme will allow heavy vehicles to increase their load by five per cent during the grain...

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Customer Service, Hay Runs and HML Changes

This week the trucking industry is thinking about customer service, hay runs and HML changes, and it’s all in Diesel News.   Customer Service   Following the release of a research report on measuring infrastructure asset performance and customer satisfaction from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE), the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is calling for the improvement of the customer...

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DPWA Fremantle Surcharge, Customer Service, Freight Upgrade, Harvest Productivity and Tramanco on Display

DPWA Fremantle Surcharge, Customer Service, Freight Upgrade, Harvest Productivity and Tramanco on Display, in this week’s Diesel News.     DPWA to Introduce Infrastructure Surcharge at Fremantle Terminal   Logistics service provider, DP World Australia (DPWA), has announced that it will introduce an infrastructure surcharge at its Fremantle Terminal as part of the basis for which access to the terminal is granted,...

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