1,260,000km while still wearing its original brake pads

Is There a Place for 500hp Engines?

With many current multi-trailer prime movers sporting 550 or 600hp ratings, in this market segment is there a place for 500hp engines? Diesel News’ Paul Matthei answers the question. Read more

Everyone here struggles for drivers

Everyone Here Struggles for Drivers

“Everyone here struggles for drivers,” says Jono DePaoli, JDP Logistics, based in The Riverina in NSW. “A lot of them have gone back to doing work like farming. The simple fact is, that with the rules and regulations, everything has changed from what they are used to. A mistake in your book can cost you a fortune. Honestly, we are policed to the max and it gets ridiculous after a while. When you are pulled up and get a defect for a reflector which is missing, it is going too far. Read more

development of the fleet

Development of the Fleet

For any transport operation it is necessary to constantly think about the development of the fleet. At GLW Freight Management in Perth, the approach has been between being traditionally smart or smartly traditional.  Read more

carving out a niche hauling local produce

Carving Out a Niche Hauling Local Produce

Diesel News visited an operation which is carving out a niche hauling local produce out of the Riverina area to the capital cities, mainly Melbourne and Sydney, plus occasionally Brisbane. Jono DePaoli has been working in the trucking industry since he was 16, for over twenty-five years, and his operation, JDP Logistics, based in Leeton, sits close to the Murrumbidgee River itself.  Read more

interstate vs intrastate

Interstate vs Intrastate 

There is a balance to be found for GLW Freight, based in the Perth suburb of Forrestdale, in in the city’s southwest where many of the transport operations of Western Australia are based, with its easy access to the roads to the east looking at interstate vs intrastate. Read more

hauling out of the Riverina

Hauling Out of the Riverina

As one of the most important areas for growing fresh produce in Australia, hauling out of the Riverina is home to a large number of operators with a wide variety of local produce on board. Diesel News talks to one of those operators at JDP Logistics. Read more

traditionally smart or smartly traditional

Traditionally Smart or Smartly Traditional

For any transport operation it is necessary to find the right balance between old fashioned trucking and running a smart modern operation and, for GLW Freight Management in Perth, the approach can be described as being traditionally smart or smartly traditional.  Read more

using data from the whole Toll fleet

Using Data From the Whole Toll Fleet

Dr Sarah Jones is the General Manager Safety and Compliance at Toll Group and she presented the result of some statistical work she has been doing using data from the whole Toll fleet. As the Asia Pacific region’s largest supplier of transport Toll Group has plenty of vehicles on the road. Every day the vehicles in the business travel the distance to the moon and back. Read more

the ups and downs of the Western Australian economy

The Ups and Downs of the Western Australian Economy

Kwik Logistics is a company which has grown consistently over the years while having to deal with the ups and downs of the Western Australian economy. It has been developed by Craig Smith-Gander who comes from a varied background and not one steeped in the traditions of the trucking industry.  Read more

flexibility in the fleet

Flexibility in the Fleet 

According to Steve Davidge and his wife Sam, who run a small operation from a modest yard on the edge of Temora NSW, it’s important to keep flexibility in the fleet. Typical of transport businesses in the area, their operation serves the agricultural industry with sets of tippers geared to handle the cyclical changes of location and product as the seasons change. Read more