Prixcar Buys Rival, a Milestone for Volvo and a DP World Surcharge

In the news from Diesel this week we have seen Prixcar Buys Rival, a Milestone for Volvo and a DP World Surcharge.   Volvo Group Australia announced a major milestone, with the Group’s 60,000th truck produced at its Wacol plant in Brisbane. The milestone coincides with the Group joining the Australian Made Campaign, being awarded certification to carry the iconic ‘Australian Made’ logo.   Announcing the production milestone, Peter...

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Award Winners, Freight Routes, FIRS and Primary Producers

This week’s headlines from Diesel News include Award Winners, Freight Routes, FIRS and Primary Producers.   This video is of Les Bruzsa’s acceptance speech after receiving the Australian Trucking Association Industry Achievement Award for leading continuous improvement in heavy vehicle regulation and standards.   Also presented at the dinner as part of the 2017 Australian Trucking Association (ATA)/Australian Road Transport...

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Accreditation Review, EWDs, OBM and Wage Levels

In Diesel News this week, read about the NHVR Accreditation Review, EWDs, OBM and Wage Levels. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has commissioned an independent review into heavy-vehicle accreditation schemes to support improved road safety. “Heavy-vehicle accreditation schemes have proven benefits for road safety across a number of heavy-vehicle sectors, including trucks, cranes and buses,” said Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO....

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Grain Scheme, Master Code and Autonomous Rules

There have been announcements about a Grain Scheme, Master Code and Autonomous Rules this week, read about them on Diesel News.   The Victorian Transport Association has welcomed the establishment of the state’s first Grain Harvest Management Scheme, which will provide a productivity and safety boon for farmers and grain transport workers.   The scheme will allow heavy vehicles to increase their load by five per cent during the grain...

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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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