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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What’s Going On in Mackay?

The trucking industry in Central Queensland is asking what’s going on in Mackay? This is after the Mackay Regional Council (MRC) came up with new rules on heavy vehicle parking.   The new rules state:   Residents can not park their heavy vehicle on private property or premise. An individual can be fined $1000 and a business $5000. This is stated in council’s current planning schemes.   On street   Under the...

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Linfox Awards, Port Rail Shuttle, PBS Trial and Driver Expenses

Among the stories doing the rounds on Diesel News this week have been Linfox Awards, Port Rail Shuttle, PBS Trial and Driver Expenses, plus TruckSafe, Port Botany and the Grain Harvest Scheme. Transport industry spokespeople have roundly welcomed the announcement by the Victorian and Commonwealth governments of $58 million in funding for the Port Rail Shuttle at the Port of Melbourne.   “We have long called for greater investment...

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Botany App, WA, Hall of Fame, CoR and the Missing Link

This week’s headlines on Diesel News include a Botany App, WA, Hall of Fame, CoR and the Missing Link, all in this round-up.   The National Road Transport Hall of Fame reunion, sponsored by Shell Rimula for the past 17 years, returns to Alice Springs 25–27 August and will see 75 road transport heroes inducted at the event. “We’re excited to be part of the 2017 event and to welcome the 75 inductees into the prestigious Shell...

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Diesel News’ Guide to the Twitterverse

Welcome to this weeks’ Diesel News’ Guide to the Twitterverse, where we pick up news and gossip snippets from trucking around Australia. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is getting all of the industry’s stakeholders in one room. The photo suggests there is an air of calm in the room. Are some of them asleep? @NHVR industry IRF is currently underway at the NHVR. @TruckAustralia @NatRoad_AUS @qta_trucking...

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No Room For Internal Bickering

In the light of the news Chris Melham is moving on from his post at the Australian Trucking Association, the trucking community must keep forging ahead. There is no room for internal bickering or territory battles, the industry is still facing major issues and needs to remain united and continue to fight the good fight.   Since his arrival as CEO at NatRoad, some time ago, and then his move across to the ATA last year, Chris has...

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