Scanning The Trucking Twitterverse

Diesel News has been scanning the Trucking Twitterverse for a few snippets about what is going on our world. This school kid in Norway got away with a lucky escape after the driver of the truck whose dash cam recorded the incident, flashed the oncoming Volvo just in time.   Thank you @VolvoTrucks due to your breaking safety feature this kid was saved.https://t.co/NcnUJoPvte — Shishir Banerjee (@Shishirb36) November 20, 2017...

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Santa, Siemens, Streamlining and Peter Langworthy

There’s plenty of new technology in this week’s news plus more, including Santa, Siemens, Streamlining and Peter Langworthy.   Heavy Vehicle Industry Association (HVIA) President, Peter Langworthy, has chosen to step down from the HVIA Board. He has been President since October 2016 and a Director since 2015. Vice President Nathan Usher will fulfil all duties of the President until an Extraordinary General Meeting of members is...

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Who Does What?

People outside or new to the trucking industry often ask why there are so many industry associations and who does what. The answer can often be quite complex and the history of trucking’s relationship with governments, both state and federal, needs to illustrate where they all came from.   One of the issues we may be seeing at the moment is the associations themselves not being clear on their individual roles in the scheme of things...

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Patience is a Virtue at Linfox

It’s such a simple message but well worth saying over and over, yes, patience is a virtue at Linfox. The message, which needs to be heard by the whole industry and which this video hits again and again, is to take your time. It isn’t a race, there is no prize for coming in first.   Number one, we need drivers to understand the most important thing about their job is for the freight to get there without anyone getting hurt. Easier said...

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Road and Container Charging Plus Portal and Road Trains

This week we are talking about Road and Container Charging Plus Portal and Road Trains in Diesel News. A new road-charging regime will be found for the trucking industry, after a decision by the Transport and Infrastructure Council (TIC) of state and federal transport ministers. The plan is to thoroughly examine the costs and benefits of implementation of independent price regulation and a forward looking cost base, slated to come in...

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Everything Has To Do With Scale

In the Northern Territory everything has to do with scale – it represents 18 per cent of Australia’s land area but is home to just one per cent of the country’s population. Diesel News talked with an operator tasked with distributing fuel across the Territory. Sitting in a modest industrial unit in Katherine in the Northern Territory, and talking to the owner of the operation, John Fraser, it’s easy to think of the operation run by...

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