Amended Procedures and Criteria Around Roller Brake Testing

Amended Procedures and Criteria Around Roller Brake Testing

 

Diesel Workshop looks for roller brake testing feedback. The amended procedures and criteria around roller brake testing (RBT) of trucks is settled and the industry can move on. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator went through an exhaustive process to get the testing procedure right and consistent. 

 

Diesel Workshop has asked the suppliers of roller brake testing equipment to give their comments regarding the changes:

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Hauling Fresh Produce is a High Pressure Task

Hauling fresh produce is a high pressure task, especially out of North Queensland to customers all over Australia. By sticking to the task and always looking for improvement, Blenners Transport have become an iconic refrigerated transport operation, recognised nationally. Read more

Are We Ready For the New Roller Brake Testing Rules?

Are We Ready For the New Roller Brake Testing Rules?

It’s been a long time coming, but are we ready for the new roller brake testing rules? The amended procedures and criteria around roller brake testing (RBT) of trucks is settled and the industry can move on. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator went through an exhaustive process to get the testing procedure right and consistent.  Read more

Preventative Maintenance is Vital

Preventative Maintenance is Vital

For a high pressure, high mileage fleet like Blenners Transport from Tully in North Queensland, preventative Maintenance is vital. Hauling fresh produce out of North Queensland to customers all over Australia is a high pressure task. By sticking to the task and always looking for improvement, Blenners have become an iconic refrigerated transport operation, recognised nationally. Read more

Preventative Maintenance is Vital

Heavy Duty Off-Roaders

Unidan Engineering, a Gold Coast–based niche business specialising in the restoration and modification of heavy-duty off-roaders, specifically the mighty Mercedes-Benz Unimog. After operating for the first five-or-so years at an industrial complex in Burleigh Heads, Unidan recently relocated to larger premises at Molendinar near Southport. Read more

Working to Improve Processes

Working to Improve Processes

The modern trucking fleet running high kilometres needs to be constantly working to improve processes, like the way the workshop performs, in order to survive in the modern world. The fleet in question runs to 160 trucks and 220 plus trailers. Most of the trucks are high mileage prime movers pulling singles, B-doubles and road trains all over the country, including regular services to Perth. Read more

Preventative Maintenance is Vital

77 Lubricants

Newcomer to the lubricants market, 77 Lubricants, is a Dutch enterprise, now with an Australian face. In a modern lubricating oil plant in the Netherlands, 77 Lubricants manufactures lubricants and specialty lube products to meet or exceed the current original equipment manufacturer standards, and the standards of the international standards committees. 77 Lubricants is one of Europe’s largest independent lubrication brands and Torquepower is now introducing the brand to its customers in Australia.

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Universal Appeal

Universal Appeal

Daniel Mavin’s long-held passion for off-road vehicles seems to have universal appeal. His enthusiasm led him to create Unidan Engineering, a Gold Coast–based niche business specialising in the restoration and modification of heavy-duty off-roaders, specifically the mighty Mercedes-Benz Unimog. Paul Matthei reports.

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Environmental Credentials

Bridgestone Tyres-owned Bandag was showing off its environmental credentials during a tour of the Brisbane Bandag facility for Diesel Workshop. However, the company was keen to show that modern technology has improved the process markedly and – provided the correct air pressures and axle weights are maintained – there’s simply no valid reason why retreads won’t give similar or even better mileage as cleanskins, while saving the operator considerable dollars.

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Design Changes for Dana

Design Changes for Dana

This year we can expect to see some design changes for Dana. These changes will see the product made in Australia and more closely aligned to the needs of the Aussie truck market.

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