Trailer Maker Boss, Linfox Caravan, Long Combinations and Electric Trucks

This week in Diesel News we are talking about Trailer Maker Boss, Linfox Caravan, Long Combinations and Electric Trucks, including a number of new developments in Germany. MaxiTrans has announced the appointment of Dean Jenkins as the company’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. “Dean has over 20 years’ executive experience in managing transport and manufacturing businesses,” said Robert Wylie, MaxiTrans Chairman. “He has...

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Three of the Best from Instagram

In three of the best from Instagram, Diesel news highlights the work of our truck photography enthusiasts. A Sterling emerges from the gloom. A photo posted by lloyd (@mrtruckingcrazy) on Nov 9, 2016 at 11:00am PST A couple of Collins’ Kenworths A photo posted by |< 2oo~~>T9o9. (@kenworth4lyfe) on Nov 10, 2016 at 1:18pm PST A heavy truck from Hyundai, on its way to Australia? Hyundai XCient #hyundaixcient #xcient...

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Resisting the Determination

Trucking industry associations are resisting the Determination handed down by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission. Called the General Carriers Interim Contract Carriers Determination, the ruling has been extended, recently, to include small operators and owner drivers within and passing through NSW and echoes many of the issues raised in the RSRT debate earlier this year.   “NatRoad will always stand up for members,...

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Getting Closer to a National Standard

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is continuing to roll out the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual across new states and territories. So far, the manual has been adopted by three jurisdictions, with its inspection standards now applying in the ACT, Tasmania and South Australia.     “The manual provides authorised officers, vehicle examiners and operators a consistent set of criteria when conducting heavy...

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International Hype

Stolen trucks on the streets of Las Vegas, followed by TV News helicopters. Of course, it has to be a truck launch. This one is for the new International HX range for the US market which Diesel News reported a couple of weeks ago. This is part of the new trend to the spectacular which is happening within the truck manufacturing industry, it’s not just a launch event, it has to look good on YouTube.   Daimler did it, also in...

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Free Trip to the Gold Coast

Three people will have the opportunity to attend Trucking Australia 2016 on the Gold Coast to share their suggestions on how to improve safety or business viability in the trucking industry. Cummins South Pacific are sponsoring three tickets to go to the ATA’s national event where operators are invited to help develop the trucking industry’s plans and priorities at the Sea World Resort on June 23-25.   The competition is open to...

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