the gender debate in trucking

The Gender Debate in Trucking

In the last couple of weeks Diesel News has been concentrating on the gender debate in trucking. This week’s contribution comes from Leanne Kelly, who is currently working as a truck driver for an operator in South East Queensland.  Read more

gender issues in trucking

Gender Issues in Trucking

This week our discussion on gender issues in trucking continues with a response from Urszula Kelly, Managing Director UC Logistics in Perth.  Read more

the trucking industry to become genuinely inclusive

The Trucking Industry to Become Genuinely Inclusive?

Look around many transport companies and the sign on the door could easily read, ‘White Males Only’, it is going to be a long wait for the trucking industry to become genuinely inclusive. This is unfortunate, but it is true. The level of inclusivity in the trucking industry is extremely low, and has been for a long time. Diesel News visited this topic two years ago and we can repeat this article because not much has changed. Read more

how serious are we about fuel economy?

How Serious Are We about Fuel Economy?

This is a question which pops up regularly, how serious are we about fuel economy? When looking back at opinion pieces I have written over the years this same question has come back many times. Read more

prospects for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Prospects for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

It was just over five years ago when the prospects for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to become a national regulator for the road transport industry looked a bit slim. It was not a major crisis at the time, but it could have become one if the trucking industry hadn’t co-operated with and aid the then fledgling regulator to get up and running. Read more

the war between caravans and trucks

The War Between Caravans and Trucks

It has been going on for sometime, but the war between caravans and trucks seems to be continuing, as it always has. However there is some light at the end of the tunnel, there is an initiative being organised by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the Caravanning Industry Association of Australia to try and improve relations between the two competing groups. Read more

Trucking Doesn’t Help Itself

Another news story is doing the rounds again this week to demonstrate how trucking doesn’t help itself, when it comes to stories getting into the media. The story also shows us how some of the road authorities in this country are willing to blow up an isolated incident on the road, implying this kind of thing is normal behaviour. Read more

words, words, words

Words, Words, Words

Although we live in the real world and we’re told that actions speak louder than words, it can often be just that, words, words, words and it’s the case that the words we use and the way we use them can have a very important effect on what we’re doing.
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Road vs Rail, It’s Deja Vu All Over Again!

Perhaps I have been around trucking too long, but listening to a debate about the Inland Rail project, there was a lot of reference to a familiar topic, road vs rail, it’s deja vu all over again! How long do we have to listen to all of the bluster? It’s not either trucks or rail, it’s trucks and rail, it always was. Read more

improve productivity in productivity improvements

Improve productivity in productivity improvements

According to a report released today, one of the issues facing the Australian economy and specifically the trucking industry is the need to improve productivity in productivity improvements. We’re spending billions of dollars on infrastructure to improve productivity, but the productivity involved in creating this infrastructure is not very high. Read more