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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Post-McAleese Pain, Road Rules Change, VSB6 and Qube Loan

Among the headlines in Diesel News this week are Post-McAleese Pain, Road Rules Change, VSB6 and Qube Loan, plus West Gate Tunnel issues and Combinations Explained.   More of the former McAleese road transport operation is set to close, as McGrathNicol are appointed receivers to ARX Group and RMS East Group. The administrators have been appointed to handle Australian Road Express and its subsidiary ARX Group, and Rivet Mining...

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International Dealers Announced, Quads In NSW, Better Battery Charging and HVIA On The Road

This week’s news from Diesel News includes International Dealers Announced, Quads In NSW, Better Battery Charging and HVIA On The Road. Iveco has announced the first group of dealerships involved in sales, service and parts support for the International range in Australia. They are all current Iveco Dealers, as well as authorised Cummins service outlets. Those appointed to bring International back to Australia include Sydney IVECO,...

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Trade Skills Centre Opening

A new Trade Skills Centre has been opened in Glenala State High School, based in the Archerfield, Richlands, Wacol area where much of the trucking industry is based, to the West of Brisbane. The TSC is a federally funded initiative through the Trade Training Centres in Schools Project and will, with the help of the Heavy Vehicle Industry Association, be the venue for the delivery of the Certificate 2 in Automotive Vocational...

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Heavy Vehicle Engineering Conference 

Anyone involved on the technical side of the trucking industry may be interested in a conference coming up in Melbourne in July. The two-day ComVec conference will be held on July 19-20 at the Melbourne Park Convention Centre, organised by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia’s (HVIA).   The conference aims to explore changing technology in the heavy vehicle industry and understand key regulatory factors that will impact the future...

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