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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Linfox, Load Restraint, Single-Axle A-Doubles and Scania Releases

This week Diesel News is talking about Linfox, Single Axle A-doubles and Scania Releases.   Linfox has said it is investing in the future of its customers and the Northern Territory with the construction of the Linfox Darwin Intermodal Facility. Situated next to the Darwin railhead, the 3,000m2 purpose-built facility will create up to 15 ongoing local jobs.   “Each year the Intermodal team shifts more than 15 million pallets...

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Take on the Status Quo

There seems to be a shortage of those willing to take on the status quo within the system and take it forward, reckons long-time campaigner, David Coonan. His time at the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) saw him battling the legislators and bureaucrats, toe to toe, on a daily basis.     He rails against bureaucrats knowing what is right, but not willing to put their head above the parapet. He points to Bob Pearson, the...

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SA Government holding back PBS

Operators are always looking to improve productivity due to tighter margins, but the SA Government holding back PBS is causing a number of issues. One of the strong contenders to improve productivity is the Performance Based Standards scheme. Innovative combinations have been designed to up the payload potential of a Mount Gambier timber haulage fleet, like Tabeel Trading’s, significantly. B-doubles using two quad axle trailers are...

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Top Performance Trucks on Demo

Bundaberg recently got to see top performance trucks on demo, courtesy of a group of local councils in Queensland. The event saw the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator bring together a selection of the latest innovative truck and trailer designs to enhance productivity and safety using Performance Based standards.   A difficult winding demonstration course showed off the capabilities of the PBS trucks with a tight roundabout being...

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There are Always More Road Blocks

For the trucking industry there are always more road blocks appearing to stymie the ongoing drive for improved productivity and safety. Every time we think we are making some real progress another problem pops up and appears almost insuperable. No wonder many in the trucking industry are constantly feeling under pressure and frustrated.   The latest example which I have come across is the use of PBS vehicles to haul timber in the...

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