There are Awards and Dealerships this week for International Trucks, Safety, Innovation, Top Technicians and an Electric Truck Read more
In a week where Container Charging, Increased Powers and Safety Award are in the news, Diesel News takes a look at the stories. Read more
The latest from Diesel News this week includes Linfox Expansion, $1.5 Billion Boost, Unscrupulous Claim and Braking Guide, plus Independent Road Charging, ATA/ALC Alliance and Paying On Time.
Linfox is expanding its global footprint with a move into Laos. It has become the first foreign logistics company to operate in the country with the signing of a joint venture with the Lao Logistics Group in Vientiane. The joint venture enables Linfox to provide transport services throughout Laos in partnership with local businesses and people.
Looking at the world from the point of view of the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association’s (ALRTA) Executive Director, Mathew Munro, his concerns for the Association’s members can be divided into two parts. On the one hand, members have to deal with the same issues confronting the entire trucking industry while, on the other, there are specific issues affecting rural carriers in particular.
After a conference over the weekend, this week has seen the livestock transporters lay out the issues they see facing the industry in the year ahead. The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association held its annual conference in Torquay in Victoria in which it identified its priority issues. Read more
Here is a long time campaigner in the livestock transport industry, John Beer, talking about a safer way to load cattle using a new access landing system to avoid climbing on the trailers. A former Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association President, John is always looking for practical safety solutions and tells us more about it in his customary laconic way. Read more
A report into the access management failure as part of the launch of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, which happened in early 2014, has been published. The Queensland Auditor-General has published a report on ‘Heavy Vehicle Road Access Reforms’ in has investigated how the NHVR has looked into the causes of the access management system failure, as well as how well it is coping now in taking over the access management responsibilities. Read more
A young photographer and cattle carter have been on the road with a livestock road train and captured spectacular images of life on the road in Queensland and the Northern Territory hauling six decks of cattle. Here is their story: Read more
This week owner-truck drivers together with representatives from associated industry groups met in Canberra at a roundtable convened by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO). The meeting was part of the initial scoping work as the ASBFEO begin the formal inquiry process exploring the impact the RSRT’s Payments Order has had on small business owner-drivers around the country. Read more
Questions around handling fatigue under the Advanced Fatigue Management scheme look set to continue, with negative comments by an expert. The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association has reacted angrily to recent comments made in the media by Professor Ann Williamson about the Livestock and Rural Transport Fatigue Management Scheme. Read more