MEGA panel announced for MEGATRANS2018

  At the mega panel announced for MEGATRANS2018, Victorian Minister for Ports, Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, will hold a briefing breakfast, hosted by the Victorian Transport Association, as the opening event for the MEGATRANS2018 event.     The Minister will be joined at the event by representatives spanning the road, sea and rail transport sectors. Michael Kilgariff, Managing Director of the Australian...

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The Meat in the Sandwich

The trucking industry is very much the meat in the sandwich, in the ongoing arguments about charges by the big stevedores. So called infrastructure charges are simply price gouging by the very small number of powerful national companies, who are running our ports, to maintain their margins at the expense of transport companies already running on much thinner margins.   After the latest announcement this week, the Victorian...

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Prixcar Buys Rival, a Milestone for Volvo and a DP World Surcharge

In the news from Diesel this week we have seen Prixcar Buys Rival, a Milestone for Volvo and a DP World Surcharge.   Volvo Group Australia announced a major milestone, with the Group’s 60,000th truck produced at its Wacol plant in Brisbane. The milestone coincides with the Group joining the Australian Made Campaign, being awarded certification to carry the iconic ‘Australian Made’ logo.   Announcing the production milestone, Peter...

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Award Winners, Freight Routes, FIRS and Primary Producers

This week’s headlines from Diesel News include Award Winners, Freight Routes, FIRS and Primary Producers.   This video is of Les Bruzsa’s acceptance speech after receiving the Australian Trucking Association Industry Achievement Award for leading continuous improvement in heavy vehicle regulation and standards.   Also presented at the dinner as part of the 2017 Australian Trucking Association (ATA)/Australian Road Transport...

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Accreditation Review, EWDs, OBM and Wage Levels

In Diesel News this week, read about the NHVR Accreditation Review, EWDs, OBM and Wage Levels. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has commissioned an independent review into heavy-vehicle accreditation schemes to support improved road safety. “Heavy-vehicle accreditation schemes have proven benefits for road safety across a number of heavy-vehicle sectors, including trucks, cranes and buses,” said Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO....

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Grain Scheme, Master Code and Autonomous Rules

There have been announcements about a Grain Scheme, Master Code and Autonomous Rules this week, read about them on Diesel News.   The Victorian Transport Association has welcomed the establishment of the state’s first Grain Harvest Management Scheme, which will provide a productivity and safety boon for farmers and grain transport workers.   The scheme will allow heavy vehicles to increase their load by five per cent during the grain...

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