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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Dangerous Truckies, Safety Award, Electric Road and an Autonomous Future

This week Diesel News headlines include Dangerous Truckies, Safety Award, Electric Road and an Autonomous Future.   A survey has been published by TomTom Telematics reckoned to identify the best and worst drivers on the road, biggest driving gripes and how this is impacting businesses. The survey found over half (52 per cent) of motorists have been put in a dangerous position by commercial drivers, of which, one in ten have admitted...

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Botany App, WA, Hall of Fame, CoR and the Missing Link

This week’s headlines on Diesel News include a Botany App, WA, Hall of Fame, CoR and the Missing Link, all in this round-up.   The National Road Transport Hall of Fame reunion, sponsored by Shell Rimula for the past 17 years, returns to Alice Springs 25–27 August and will see 75 road transport heroes inducted at the event. “We’re excited to be part of the 2017 event and to welcome the 75 inductees into the prestigious Shell...

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Diesel News’ Guide to the Twitterverse

Welcome to this weeks’ Diesel News’ Guide to the Twitterverse, where we pick up news and gossip snippets from trucking around Australia. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is getting all of the industry’s stakeholders in one room. The photo suggests there is an air of calm in the room. Are some of them asleep? @NHVR industry IRF is currently underway at the NHVR. @TruckAustralia @NatRoad_AUS @qta_trucking...

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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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International Trucks, Safety, Innovation, Top Technicians and an Electric Truck

There are Awards and Dealerships this week for International Trucks, Safety, Innovation, Top Technicians and an Electric Truck. Iveco has announced five more dealerships to oversee the sales, service and parts support for the reintroduced International truck range in Australia. The latest appointments include Black Truck Sales and Honeycombes Sales & Service in Queensland, Sydney Truck & Machinery Centre in New South Wales,...

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