Here we have a young vibrant transport operation getting stuck in and getting the job done for its customers. Energy Logistix have made this and some other videos on YouTube to advertise their services.
The company specialises in customised and holistic logistics services for companies in the energy and mining sector. The company is based in Adelaide and the trucks spend a lot of time out in the remoter areas where their customers need supplies. No freight is too big or too small for this small family firm.
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It’s about time researchers started looking at fatigue in the real world. The whole subject has been one full of contention for a long time and some genuinely salient facts may help inform more rational debate. This is what the research at the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity is aimed at doing.
Here’s a short video Diesel News captured heading outback with a Scania B-triple. Filmed soon after dawn on the road from Charleville to Cunnamulla in South West Queensland, the Scania was pulling over 70 tonnes GCM.
For many truck drivers it’s a great trucking life, but if you look at media reports about trucking, it definitely isn’t. Videos like this one from Linfox do a little to redress the balance. We as an industry should be doing more like this and get the message out there that trucking can be a great life.
Here’s a video about the outside-the-box thinkers who participated in an attempt to hack the fatigue challenge. The Fatigue Hack-a-thon was held in parallel to the Australian Trucking Association’s annual Truck Australia conference and saw a number of teams from four to eight strong coming into the event to attack the problem of fatigue from a fresh angle and come up with some alternatives to the many proposed solutions we have heard about in the past.
How simple a rule is it to understand? Do not overtake a turning vehicle should be a no brainer for car drivers but they still put everyone’s lives in danger by shooting either side of a turning truck. This short video show just two examples of what goes on everyday on the highway for most truckies.
You may have heard about the return of the Diamond Reo brand name to the Australian truck market after it was put on display at the recent MEGATRANS2018 event in Melbourne. There is more information about the truck and plans for its development in the next edition of Diesel Magazine.
It’s been a long time coming, but at a recent presentation at Penske HQ in Queensland the MAN big banger arrives in Australia. The new truck is fitted with the D38 engine rated at 640 hp, a major step above the previous top power in a TGX, at 560 hp.
Here we have a video where a pair of V8 Supercar drivers take the Iveco Daily 4×4 to its limits in a quarry. The two drivers from the Red Bull Holden Racing Team, Jamie Whincup and Shane Van Gisbergen put the latest 4×4 from Iveco Daily range through some hard and fast ‘flat stick’ driving to show just what it can do. Read more
The awarding of the Truck Driver of the Year honour to, Boral driver, Barry Fitzgerald sees another responsible, safe, hard working, productive and professional truck driver get an accolade for all of those years of hard work and going above and beyond just getting the job done. He was presented with his award at the recent Trucking Australia 2018 in Canberra.