Getting Tippers Right

When it comes to the question of getting tippers right, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator wants the trailer manufacturers to make the regulations work both for them and their customers. The Heavy Vehicle Industry Association has been asked by the NHVR to lead the development of a new VSB6 modification code that covers the design of tipper bodies.     Following the release of Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6 (VSB6) Version 3...

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Stability Control For All Trucks

Bringing in a measure to mandate stability control for all trucks seems to be approved of by many around the trucking industry. With the need to continue to improve safety outcomes for trucking, and the general community, this would seem to be a consensus view.     In a submission lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities on, NatRoad urged the Government to require all new heavy vehicles...

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Is Roller Brake Testing Finally Sorted?

After a long drawn out process, the trucking industry can finally ask, is roller brake testing finally sorted? According to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, new roller brake testing procedures have commenced across Australia. This follows 18 months of testing and evaluation after it was found existing procedures were producing inconsistent results after national standards were brought in.     “The national brake testing...

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Santa, Siemens, Streamlining and Peter Langworthy

There’s plenty of new technology in this week’s news plus more, including Santa, Siemens, Streamlining and Peter Langworthy.   Heavy Vehicle Industry Association (HVIA) President, Peter Langworthy, has chosen to step down from the HVIA Board. He has been President since October 2016 and a Director since 2015. Vice President Nathan Usher will fulfil all duties of the President until an Extraordinary General Meeting of members is...

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ESC, PBS, Linfox, Truck Classes and Roller Brake Testing

Among the topics in the news this week from Diesel News are ESC, PBS, Linfox, Truck Classes and Roller Brake Testing. The Australian Government should require new trucks and trailers to be fitted with stability control technology and should do it fast, according to the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA).   Geoff Crouch, ATA Chair, said electronic stability...

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Brett Wright Retires, Victoria Extends Length Allowance, TruckSafe on Infrastructure Projects and Road Building in the Territory

This week in Diesel News, it’s all happening. Brett Wright Retires, Victoria Extends Length Allowance, TruckSafe on Infrastructure Projects and Road Building in the Territory.   Heavy Vehicle Industry Association (HVIA) CEO, Brett Wright, has announced his impending retirement from his current role.   “It is with many great memories, fondness and pride that I announce my leaving HVIA,” said Wright. “I have been privileged,...

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