Call for Review of the National Trucking Laws

The Australian Trucking Association has made a call for review of the national trucking laws to enable the trucking industry to avoid keep freight moving. According to Ben Maguire, ATA CEO, an independent, agile and wide-ranging review of Australia’s Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) is needed urgently and must gain the support of transport ministers. Read more

PBS Access Schmozzle

PBS Access Schmozzle

This week’s Global Heavy Vehicle Leaders summit threw up a great illustration of the PBS access schmozzle and its implications for both trucking operators and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. 

In a conference situation a trucking operator, Paul Cootes, who is frustrated with the road blocks to getting a final sign off from local road managers to allow access for PBS tippers, took the opportunity to get stuck into Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO, about the slowness of the access decision-making. Read more

Are We Ready For the New Roller Brake Testing Rules?

Are We Ready For the New Roller Brake Testing Rules?

It’s been a long time coming, but are we ready for the new roller brake testing rules? The amended procedures and criteria around roller brake testing (RBT) of trucks is settled and the industry can move on. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator went through an exhaustive process to get the testing procedure right and consistent.  Read more

Road vs Rail in the Budget

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison seems to reckon it’s road vs rail in the Budget he handed down this week. Increased infrastructure spending was announced as part of Tuesday’s Budget and sees items from the rail freight industry’s wish list getting the green light at the same time as vital spending on new and improved rest areas for trucks get cut back.
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Definitive Performance Based Standards

Definitive Performance Based Standards

The Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA) Global Heavy Vehicle Leaders Summit on 8 May in Melbourne will launch the definitive Performance-Based Standards (PBS) report for Australia’s PBS vehicle fleet.

The report is a collaborative effort between ARTSA Data and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

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Where the NHVR Rubber Hits the Road

Where the NHVR Rubber Hits the Road

On the side of the Princes Highway in SA with an enforcement team is where the NHVR rubber hits the road. Standing under a bright South Australian sun at a hilltop weighing station just outside of Tailem Bend on the main Adelaide to Melbourne freight route, watching trucks coming into a weigh station to get the once over from the scalies, set me reminiscing.
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Top Industry Awards

Top Industry Awards

Among those winning top industry awards at the recent Trucking Australia 2018 event were Ross Fraser, Frances Ross and Boral Driver, Barry Fitzgerald.

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Isuzu, Hartex, Caltex Telematics, Groeneveld and Transking at MEGATRANS2018

Scania Solutions Manager for Global Summit

 

 

The Australian Road Transport Suppliers’ Association have announced that Anthony King – Sustainability Solutions Manager at Scania Group will be joining them at the Global Heavy Vehicle Leaders Summit in May. Anthony has some very interesting insights into the future of our industry and how big data will play a major roll. The only place to hear these insights will be at the summit, we invite you to join

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Isuzu, Hartex, Caltex Telematics, Groeneveld and Transking at MEGATRANS2018

Capturing Data

Capturing Data will be on the mind of Chris Koniditsiotis, Transport Certification Australia CEO, when he is presenting at the upcoming ARTSA Global Heavy Vehicle Leaders Summit, on May 8 in Melbourne. Read more