Container Charging, Increased Powers, Safety Award and Women in Industry

In a week where Container Charging, Increased Powers and Safety Award are in the news, Diesel News takes a look at the stories.   Patrick is introducing a new surcharge at its Sydney and Fremantle terminals, and is increasing the surcharge at its Fisherman Islands and East Swanson Dock terminals. It will also increase its Ancillary Charges due to increased labour and energy costs. The new rates take effect from 19 July.  ...

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Linfox Expansion, $1.5 Billion Boost, Unscrupulous Claim and Braking Guide

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...

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Road Charging For Trucks

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.     “The big...

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Livestock Transporters Lay Out the Issues

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.   The topics identified include, effluent, establishing a national standard for low-volume road access, responding to the threat...

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A Safer Way to Load Cattle

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.   Meanwhile, up in Queensland, Frasers Livestock have...

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Report into the Access Management Failure

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...

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