Instagram Around Australian Trucking

This week we look at Instagram Around Australian Trucking, with shots from the Brisbane Truck Show and just out on the highway. Bris truck show #oldschoolcool #gotahaveoneofthese A post shared by Brad Wren (@wrenbrad) on May 28, 2017 at 1:55am PDT This was shot in Albury. The clay is used for so many things – from women's makeup, to bricks, to baths etc. Who has driven in something like this? #thedriverbook #truckers...

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The Twitterverse, According To Diesel News

Welcome to The Twitterverse, According To Diesel News. A few selected tweets from around the trucking industry which might peak your interest. You’ve seen the video, now see the real thing. X15 with ADEPT on display at the Cummins Eaton stand. It has to be seen at BTS! pic.twitter.com/Gdb8w2tNPZ — Cummins SP Events (@CumminsEvents) May 27, 2017 Smart Ideas Section: Great initiative from @DarrenChesterMP, @NHVR & ALRTA...

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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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Truck Of The Future From Iveco

Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Europe’s truck manufacturers liked to spring the odd surprise at the various annual shows. By ‘odd’ I mean those wonderfully futuristic concept trucks that looked great under the spotlights, before eventually ending-up in some dusty corner of the R&D department…or scrapped.     While concept trucks have rather fallen out of fashion with other truck makers, to its great credit Iveco continues to...

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Autonomous Trucks, 1,140hp Engine and Failed Speed Limits

This week, Autonomous Trucks, a 1,140hp Engine and Failed Speed Limits, plus a truckie survey, Hino awards and new investment are all in the news.       A hybrid truck rated at 1,140hp has been unveiled by two Finnish companies, Visedo and Sisu Auto. The two have teamed up to develop a hybrid electric parallel power system for the heavy truck market capable of delivering 1,140hp (850k) and more than 5,000Nm of torque....

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Climate Change, Truck Washes, Wage Theft and National Registration

  In this week’s Diesel News, Climate Change, Truck Washes, Wage Theft and National Registration all come under the spotlight and the Freight Inquiry chooses David Simon.     Federal and state transport ministers met for their regular summit and have agreed to a number of reforms. The statement following the meeting reveals that the ministers will work towards implementing independent price regulation for heavy...

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