gender issues in trucking

Gender Issues in Trucking

This week our discussion on gender issues in trucking continues with a response from Urszula Kelly, Managing Director UC Logistics in Perth.  Read more

93 per cent compliant with permit conditions

93 per cent Compliant With Permit Conditions

A national operation inspecting more than 3500 trucks and other heavy vehicles, including oversize over-mass and Performance Based Standards combinations, has found 93 per cent compliant with permit conditions for their vehicles Read more

don’t forget the trucks

Don’t Forget The Trucks

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association Executive Director, Mathew Munro tells the government, don’t forget the trucks. When the Federal Parliament forgets to protect the trucking sector, the ALRTA is there to remind them.  Read more

access issues which have dogged the trucking industry

Access Issues Which have Dogged the Trucking Industry

In its call for submissions during the consultation period on access issues, as part of the process in rewriting the Heavy Vehicle National Law, the National Transport Commission clearly identified the access issues which have dogged the trucking industry for the past 20 years.  Read more

solving the effluent problem

Solving the Effluent Problem

There has been a lot of work put in to solving the effluent problem by developing roadside effluent disposal facilities where they are needed. There is also a code of practice being developed for the disposal of effluent from livestock trucks. Read more

access, access and access

Access, Access and Access

Ask any operator about three of the main issues which constrain productivity in their business and they will tell you what they are, access, access and access. Diesel News looks at access discussions past and present and whether we can expect any realistic change. Read more

an employer body representing transport businesses

An Employer Body Representing Transport Businesses

The Western Roads Federation has been in existence for two years, coming into being after the WA Road Transport Association dissolved and there was no longer an employer body representing transport businesses. Craig Smith-Gander, Kwik Logistics owner, and three other transport operators put some money in to get it started and it made it a proprietary company in order to limit liabilities. Read more

a truck tsunami is coming

A Truck Tsunami is Coming

In this video it doesn’t look like a truck tsunami is coming, this truck looks quite lonely as the first freight vehicle to descend the Toowoomba Range on the newly opened Toowoomba Bypass. In the same week as this good news and low congestion story is doing the rounds, the Port of Brisbane is stirring up the anti-truck lobby with threats about a ‘truck tsunami’. Read more