what do they think of us?

What Do They Think of Us?

When we talk to trucking people from other countries it’s always interesting to ask them what do they think of us? Australian trucking is very different from the rest of the world and held up as an example of how to increase on-road productivity by many advanced trucking markets, from the USA to Germany, from Tokyo to the UK.

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Glenn Sterle saying things are going to be done differently

Glenn Sterle Saying Things are Going to be Done Differently

The opening morning of the NatRoad Conference in Brisbane has seen Senator Glenn Sterle saying things are going to be done differently if the Labor Party gets the guernsey in May 18’s election. The Senator for Western Australia was one of the opening speakers at the event which is acting as a curtain raiser for the Brisbane Truck Show.

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an even bigger cab from Volvo

An Even Bigger Cab from Volvo

After a number of announcements in the lead up to the Brisbane Truck Show about new bigger cabs being released, there’s now an even bigger cab from Volvo. The new XXL cabin has been unveiled to selected customers in advance of its appearance in Brisbane next week.

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female truckies don’t steal fuel

Female Truckies Don’t Steal Fuel

This fuel distribution business found that by taking a group of women and training them properly to be professional truck drivers, female truckies don’t steal fuel. In an industry where theft was rife, Ladybird Logistics recruited only women and trained them to become drivers. 

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how does fatigue technology work?

How Does Fatigue Technology Work?

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is wanting to speak to trucking operators as part of a project to answer the question, how does fatigue technology work? The ground-breaking study into fatigue monitoring technology is seeking expressions of interest from transport companies and manufacturers to take part in the independently-run safety project.

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magic steering button

Magic Steering Button

Here’s one out of left field from the UK, the magic steering button on an eight-legger MAN tipper. This kind of steering is familiar to the drivers of agricultural gear or a skid steer, but on a truck?

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top ten tips

Top Ten Tips

This is a great idea, well executed, presenting the top ten tips, for people driving around trucks to be aware of. The top ten list comes from a survey conducted by Rod Hannifey, the perennial trucking advocate.

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do the research

Do the Research

The reception the latest truck accident figures received last week in the media is a timely reminder of how important it is to do the research and then use that research wisely in getting behaviour or policy change. 

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