AFIA Winners, Reducing Red Tape, Fatigue Exemption, Biosecurity, NSW Bypass Funding

Read about AFIA Winners, Reducing Red Tape, Fatigue Exemption, Biosecurity and NSW Bypass Funding in this week’s Diesel News.   VTA announces 2017 AFIA winners     The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) announced the winners of the 2017 Australian Freight Industry Awards (AFIA) at the 28th AFIA event, held in Melbourne on 2 September. The ‘Personality of the Year’ Award was presented to Deakin University’s Dr...

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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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Epic Fail by the ATO, ACCC Involved in Road Tolls and National Harmonisation

This week has seen an Epic Fail by the ATO, ACCC Involved in Road Tolls and National Harmonisation coming onto the agenda in a real way.     According to the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), the epic size of the tax office’s failure to consult about its decision to slash employee truck driver travel expenses has got industry associations up in arms.   During the 2017–18 income year, the tax office will allow...

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Brett Wright Retires, Victoria Extends Length Allowance, TruckSafe on Infrastructure Projects and Road Building in the Territory

This week in Diesel News, it’s all happening. Brett Wright Retires, Victoria Extends Length Allowance, TruckSafe on Infrastructure Projects and Road Building in the Territory.   Heavy Vehicle Industry Association (HVIA) CEO, Brett Wright, has announced his impending retirement from his current role.   “It is with many great memories, fondness and pride that I announce my leaving HVIA,” said Wright. “I have been privileged,...

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Post-McAleese Pain, Road Rules Change, VSB6 and Qube Loan

Among the headlines in Diesel News this week are Post-McAleese Pain, Road Rules Change, VSB6 and Qube Loan, plus West Gate Tunnel issues and Combinations Explained.   More of the former McAleese road transport operation is set to close, as McGrathNicol are appointed receivers to ARX Group and RMS East Group. The administrators have been appointed to handle Australian Road Express and its subsidiary ARX Group, and Rivet Mining...

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Brake Testing, B-Triples, Fatigue, Bridges and the Return of the Self-Clearing Defect

The last week in trucking has seen Brake Testing, B-Triples, Fatigue, Bridges and the Return of the Self Clearing Defect make an appearance.   The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has reintroduced the self-clearing defect notice for heavy-vehicle defects that do not pose a safety risk. “This category will allow minor non-safety-related defects to be rectified by the operator, including where a vehicle’s number plate is...

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