DPWA Fremantle Surcharge, Customer Service, Freight Upgrade, Harvest Productivity and Tramanco on Display

DPWA Fremantle Surcharge, Customer Service, Freight Upgrade, Harvest Productivity and Tramanco on Display, in this week’s Diesel News.     DPWA to Introduce Infrastructure Surcharge at Fremantle Terminal   Logistics service provider, DP World Australia (DPWA), has announced that it will introduce an infrastructure surcharge at its Fremantle Terminal as part of the basis for which access to the terminal is granted,...

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Routes Opening to PBS, Start Date for New Laws, Fatigue Exemption and RFNSW on Safety, CoR

This week in Diesel News, Routes Opening to PBS, Start Date for New Laws, Fatigue Exemption and RFNSW on Safety and CoR.   PBS port access improves   The New South Wales road network is now open for Performance Based Standards (PBS) Level 2B container operators to apply for access permits to transport containers in and out of Port Botany. The latest access expansions follows a decision in Victoria to widen access to the...

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Nominations Open for 2017 Craig Roseneder Award

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Craig Roseneder Award, which recognises technical and maintenance excellence in the trucking industry, according to the Australian Trucking Association (ATA). The 2017 Craig Roseneder Award is reportedly open to individuals with a minimum of five years’ experience working full time in the Australian trucking industry for a trucking company, supplier or commercial workshop as a workshop manager,...

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Linfox Awards, Port Rail Shuttle, PBS Trial and Driver Expenses

Among the stories doing the rounds on Diesel News this week have been Linfox Awards, Port Rail Shuttle, PBS Trial and Driver Expenses, plus TruckSafe, Port Botany and the Grain Harvest Scheme. Transport industry spokespeople have roundly welcomed the announcement by the Victorian and Commonwealth governments of $58 million in funding for the Port Rail Shuttle at the Port of Melbourne.   “We have long called for greater investment...

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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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Talk Directly to the Problem

David Coonan is one of those people who would always talk directly to the problem in his long career associated with the trucking industry. He is a passionate man who does not have a problem with calling a spade a spade. At heart, he is someone who has a sharp intellect and a big heart to go with his passion for the industry. His time at the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) saw him battling the legislators and bureaucrats, toe to...

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