Shane Wants You To Tell a Mate 

  The message from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator this week is all about how Shane wants you to tell a mate. The NHVR has teamed up with one of Australia’s best known TV and big screen personalities to talk heavy vehicle safety.     NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said Shane Jacobson had agreed to front the Tell a mate heavy vehicle social media safety campaign.   “I met Shane at a heavy vehicle event in Cairns and...

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Support EWDs, With Reservations

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association has said it will support EWDs, with reservations as it currently stands. The ALRTA has announced its National Council has resolved to support the roll out of voluntary electronic work diaries (EWD).     The ALRTA points out it remains opposed to any mandatory application of EWDs, and considers that the problems are rooted in the underlying laws around fatigue,...

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Trucking Industry Awards Nominations

This week, the National Trucking Industry Awards nominations were made by the Australian Trucking Association. The awards are designed to recognise businesses and individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve their workplace and contribute to the trucking industry.   “The finalists for these awards have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the Australian trucking industry through their hard work and commitment,” said...

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Mack Anthem Coming to Australia

The new Mack Anthem coming to Australia will be using the new platform released into the US market last year as a basis for new models to be developed. The Mack Anthem has now go into production in Mack’s plant in Allentown, Pennsylvania for the US market.     This week, Diesel News got a chance to drive the new US models at the company’s test track in the US. This represents a step change for the US truck maker and not only...

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Autonomous Trucks All Over

If you read the news it would seem there are autonomous trucks all over the world being trialled ready to take over. A number of projects are coming to a head, to the point where real operations on real roads are going to become more normal.     US technology company based in California, Starsky Robotics, says it has successfully finished a test run of 7 miles (11 km) with a fully unmanned autonomous truck. In a first for...

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Are You Going to Use an EWD?

The question many truck owners and truck drivers are asking themselves is, are you going to use an EWD? Electronic Work Diaries are about to become a reality as the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator releases the draft Electronic Work Diary (EWD) Compliance Policy ensuring that heavy vehicle drivers using either electronic or written work diaries are treated the same.     “The policy outlines the NHVR’s requirements for...

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