Maintaining charge in tail lift batteries

  Keeping up the charge in a tail lift battery on a trailer can be an issue. Especially, if the trailer is swapped out between prime movers or left for periods unconnected. Charge is normally maintained by drawing a trickle charge down from the truck’s electrical system via the trailer connections.     A number of operators in the US are investing in an innovative solution using small solar panels stuck to the...

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ALLRig Rewards scheme returns $1million value to Aussie members

The truck industry’s leading customer rewards program – ALLRig Rewards – has set a new milestone in customer rewards, with news that its 7,246 Australian members have redeemed over $1 million worth of savings since the scheme started in 2010. This year’s ALLRig End of Financial Year sale period (EOFYS) generated double the number of redemptions (and rewards) activity for the equivalent period of just one year...

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PACCAR Parts to launch new TRP product range

As well as teasing Australian consumers with the unveiling of the 12.9 litre, heavy-duty PACCAR MX-13 engine in its Kenworth range, PACCAR used Brisbane to launch TRP, a new alternative truck parts brand, offering a wide range of quality lower-cost parts for all makes of American and European trucks and trailers. A TRP spokesperson says the range and value will appeal to owners of older trucks, as well as the mechanics that service...

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Radio communications company GME invests millions in local facility

One of Australia’s leading land-based and marine communications equipment specialist has invested in a purpose-built head office complex in north-western Sydney. GME’s new, state-of-the-art Winston Hills facility will enable the privately owned Australian company to grow its already considerable share of the radio communications market. The new headquarters houses the industry’s latest in 10-head surface mount machines and a range of...

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