Brakes, Cables, Steel, Telematics and Autonomous Trucks

In the news this week for those interested in the technical side of trucking, from Diesel News, there are brakes, cables, telematics and autonomous trucks.   Brake chambers of the right standard are a critical part of an effective brake system, as set out in the Australian Trucking Association’s updated Technical Advisory Procedure on compliant brake chambers. The advisory procedure was developed by the ATA’s Industry Technical...

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Highway Hero Honoured

As part of the Australian Trucking Association’s Technical and Maintenance Conference the Highway Hero Honoured at the event was involved in this crash, as reported on local TV. The accident on the Calder Freeway, to the north of Melbourne, saw a tanker rollover in an accident involving a number of cars and another truck.     The driver of the second truck, Renzo Bruschi, was awarded the Bandag Highway Guardian Award at the...

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Awards, Seatbelts and Regional Funding

In the news this week we have a selection of awards, seatbelts and regional funding, alongside intermodal development in Sydney. The Australian Trucking Association announced the three finalists for the 2016 Craig Roseneder Award. They are, Cade Robinson, Borg Manufacturing, Somersby, NSW, Scott Gardiner, Star Track, Minchinbury, NSW and Dale Hedley, Vellex, Wetherill Park, NSW. The Craig Roseneder Award recognises technical and...

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No Room For Internal Bickering

In the light of the news Chris Melham is moving on from his post at the Australian Trucking Association, the trucking community must keep forging ahead. There is no room for internal bickering or territory battles, the industry is still facing major issues and needs to remain united and continue to fight the good fight.   Since his arrival as CEO at NatRoad, some time ago, and then his move across to the ATA last year, Chris has...

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Melham Leaves, Industry Connects, and North Australia and Melbourne Get Connected

In the news this week, from Diesel News, Chris Melham leaves, industry connects, and North Australia and Melbourne get connected with new road plans.   The Australian Trucking Association announced its Chief Executive Officer, Chris Melham will be leaving the ATA on October 14 to take up a new role in another leading industry association.     “On behalf of the ATA, I would like to thank Chris for his five years of...

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Setting Brakes Up Right

The need for workshops to get setting brakes up right for the trucking industry has been addressed in the latest Technical Advisory Procedure from the Australian Trucking Association. Effective brake adjustment setup and maintenance is vital for truck safety, reckons Chris Loose, the ATA’s Senior Engineering Adviser.     Loose was releasing the ATA’s new Technical Advisory Procedure on slack adjuster setup and compliance to...

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