Iconic Road Train Route

This video about an iconic road train route is a part of a series being developed by Linfox to show some of the transport tasks the company runs on different applications.   Of course it is a promotional piece, advertising the services Linfox provides its customers, as well as telling us how happy their employees are to work for such a wonderful company. At its heart, this is a positive message about trucking and trucking people.  ...

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Top Performer in Europe

The Eurocargo range of trucks is a top performer in Europe and was named the International Truck of the Year 2016 by a panel of top European truck journalists. Eurocargo is the reason the Iveco truck brand is considered to be a major player there. Here, the new-look Eurocargo has arrived in Australia, with a Euro VI engine and cleaner lines, but it is selling in a truck market under 18 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM) trained by the...

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Electronic Work Diaries

Research released by Teletrac Navman predicts the use of Electronic Work Diaries (EWDs) will triple within the next 12 months. As legislation allows transport operators to replace paper logbooks with EWDs, it reckons the technology will grow exponentially in 2017. The research, conducted by ACA Research, shows a third of fleets with six or more trucks plan to implement EWDs in the next 12 months. This is said to be due to many firms...

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Looking at the Rental Option

In 2017, the attitude in the trucking industry with regard to truck leasing is improving; many operators are now looking at the rental option.   When Penske Truck Rental came into the Australian market a few years back the image of this part of the industry did not have the best reputation. However, according to Penske Truck Rental boss Adrian Beach, the market has improved and the offering to operators has improved accordingly.   In...

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Autonomous Driving?

Autonomous driving? It’s already here. This automated warehouse shows us just how accurate current technology is. With the current pace of development in all technologies like this, we can be sure the driverless truck is not far away, at least in controlled environments. Once the systems get smarter, the areas where they can be used will get bigger.   Probably the biggest change will not be in the technology used but in our attitude...

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First Step? Quantify It

If you think you have a problem in a business, the first step? Quantify it. With all of the data now available, there is almost always a way of putting a figure on it. Fleet management is one of those things that was unquantifiable in the past, but is now something which can be translated onto a spreadsheet to be pored over by the bean counters. The introduction of the new Hino 500 Series models came around the same time as the...

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