Australasian Transport News (ATN)2 min gelesenDiscrimination & Race Relations
Exemption Made For Women Truck Drivers
Ipswich City Council used two recent reports on the dearth of women truck drivers to gain a Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) ruling on its training effort. The reports are Transport Women Australia Ltd’s (TWAL’s) Working Women in Tra
Australasian Transport News (ATN)3 min gelesen
Lack Of Proper Connexion
WARREN CLARK is CEO of the National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) questioned Transport for NSW back in August of this year to address our concerns regarding the mandatory use of the NorthConnex
Australasian Transport News (ATN)1 min gelesen
Qld Council In $350,000 Truck Driver Knee Injury Payout
A Queensland council that did not address a loading risk must pay a truck driver $350,000 for a knee injury sustained due to the inaction. Clinton Johnson, 49, suffered the debilitating injury after stepping off a tow-hitch while carting for Fraser C
Australasian Transport News (ATN)4 min gelesenTechnology & Engineering
Vote For Your Favourite And You Could Win Big!
The 2020 Valvoline Truck of the Year Award marks the culmination of the third year of the highly-popular Truck of the Month feature in Owner//Driver. The team here at Owner//Driver has chosen the 12 finalists, but the responsibility of selecting the
Australasian Transport News (ATN)2 min gelesenTechnology & Engineering
Electronic Work Diaries Approved
The first Electronic Work Diaries (EWD) have been approved in Australia and were rolled out on December 1, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) reports. Australian heavy vehicle drivers will now have a choice in how they record their work and
Australasian Transport News (ATN)3 min gelesen
Trucking Trials And Achievements
Boosted by the support of our members and industry, the ATA was able to deliver great achievements for trucking in the face of adversity. With our industry hit hard by the bushfires and the pandemic, it was our job to make sure industry members on th
Australasian Transport News (ATN)2 min gelesenTechnology & Engineering
Transport Industry Backers Praise Dawning Of The Electronic work Diary Era
There has been a broad positive response to the green light for approved electronic work diaries (EWDs). The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is sure the move will reduce red tape and improve safety for transport operators. "Today’s announcement
Australasian Transport News (ATN)11 min gelesenTechnology & Engineering
Shock Of The New
While it might seem electric trucks have had at least a decade to prove their worth in Australia, the reality is that the country is only starting a journey that will be decades in the making. Certainly, a few test vehicles found their way into a cou
Australasian Transport News (ATN)2 min gelesen
Final Stage Reached Of Competency Reform
Some of Australia’s best minds in freight transport policy and research are tasked with delivering the final stage of Austroads’ National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework review and revision. Australia’s peak roads agency’s project is aimed
Australasian Transport News (ATN)8 min gelesen
Keep On Pushing On
“It’s no good promising a customer something if you know you can’t do it.” This simple philosophy comes from Sharon Middleton, a powerhouse individual within the road transport scene who requires several paragraphs to describe her achievements. In co
Australasian Transport News (ATN)1 min gelesen
Heavy Vehicle Euro 6 Mandate Debate Surfaces
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC) is looking at implementing Euro 6 emissions standards in 2027-28, a regulation impact statement (RIS) confirms. The Heavy Vehicle Emission Standards for Cle
Australasian Transport News (ATN)3 min gelesen
Five Keys For The Best Broker
ROZ SHAW became Gallagher’s national head of transport after a 30-year career in running her family’s transport business. Transport operators can really benefit from working with an insurer who understands the industry and their specific business’s r
Australasian Transport News (ATN)1 min gelesen
Australasian Transport News
FOR TRANSPORT LOGISTICS MANAGERS Editor Rob McKay 03 9567 4152 Rob.McKay@aremedia.com.au Technical Editor Steve Brooks sbrooks.trucktalk@gmail.com Senior Journalist Mark Gojszyk 03 9567 4263 Mark.Gojszyk@aremedia.com.au Production Co-Ordinator Cat Fi
Australasian Transport News (ATN)2 min gelesen
Alarm At Vic Truck Driver Testing
The situation has since improved but, at the end of November, South Australia was maintaining border restrictions to entry from Victoria, bar essential travellers such as truck drivers, with Victoria instituting Covid-19 testing of them coming the ot
Australasian Transport News (ATN)2 min gelesen
Not Just A Truck Show
The last show to feature heavy equipment and machinery was also the last show at the RNA Brisbane Showgrounds – back in 2009. The show’s hand was forced by the redevelopment of the Showgrounds, however the move to Brisbane Convention and Exhibition C
Australasian Transport News (ATN)3 min gelesen
Logic Blackout Hits EV Discourse
ROB McKAY has been a journalist for more than three decades, with the last 25 years focused on national and international freight transport Well, thank you Richard Denniss. Not heard of him? Not surprising. The chief economist of independent think-ta
Australasian Transport News (ATN)1 min gelesen
Queensland To Fine Motorists Taking Up Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Space
With Covid restrictions looking to ease, Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has strengthened its stance on motorists taking up space in heavy vehicle-specific rest areas, introducing new rules to ensure those sites are used for
Australasian Transport News (ATN)11 min gelesen
End Of The Line
It is a brutally long way from Uluru to Dandenong, especially via Chicago and the big Cat-house in Peoria. That, however, is the decade-long mental excursion that needs to be made to gain any sense of the circumstances leading to the recent announcem
Australasian Transport News (ATN)2 min gelesen
NEWS Dogs & Chains
■ Hasn’t Joel Macdonald come a long way. A few years back he was simply a Demons player, getting profiled in ATN on becoming a tech-wiz, and now he has treasurer Josh Frydenberg, no less, barring his freight IT firm, GetSwift, from leaving the countr
Australasian Transport News (ATN)2 min gelesen
Toll Steadies Ongoing Financial Losses
Japan Post’s (JP’s) half-year financial report shows subsidiary Toll looks to have stemmed some of its bleeding in the face of recent intense scrutiny – and a potential sale of its Global Express arm. While still operating at a loss in the six months
Australasian Transport News (ATN)5 min gelesenTechnology & Engineering
Safety Design
Volvo Trucks Australia (VGA) has embarked on what it calls its biggest launch ever with a new range of FM, FMX, FH and FH16 models. VGA states that all new Volvo models will be built at its production facility in Wacol, Queensland. According to Volvo
Australasian Transport News (ATN)2 min gelesenCrime & Violence
Lindsay Arms Charged Over Crash
Court documents were issued on a day when, separately, in a formerly rare occurrence, the NHVR publically revealed that it has issued a prohibition notice and names the companies involved. Lindsay informed the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) tha
Australasian Transport News (ATN)1 min gelesen
Australia Credited For Strong Mainfreight Interim Growth
Australia’s contribution to NZ-listed firm Mainfreight’s bottom line continues to expand, its half-year results show. It reports, for the six months ending September 30, an unaudited revenue of $1.609 billion, up $108.39 million or 7.2 per cent on th
Australasian Transport News (ATN)6 min gelesenTechnology & Engineering
Compounding A Comeback
The following is an abridged version of a Steve Brooks feature story titled ‘Compounding the Interest’ published in November 2019. It may help to understand how turbo-compounding works and Volvo’s motives for resurrecting the technology despite the n
Australasian Transport News (ATN)1 min gelesenCrime & Violence
Mass Breach Prompts Qube Enforceable Undertaking
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has accepted an enforceable undertaking (EU) from Qube’s Ports arm following a mass breach incident last year. NSW authority Transport for NSW alleged that, on November 19, 2019, the company failed to compl
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Inspector Insight On Efficiency Gains
Targeted compliance strategies that draw from improved intelligence lead to better industry safety outcomes, some of the nation’s top transport inspectors argue at the Technical and Maintenance Conference (TMC). The panel session saw insights from so
Australasian Transport News (ATN)4 min gelesenTechnology & Engineering
Budget Beater
The long wheelbase SsangYong Musso XLV that launched in Australia midway through 2019 generated so much interest that we decided to take a look back at the SWB Musso, which has been with us a while longer. While the refined driveline, spacious cabin
Australasian Transport News (ATN)1 min gelesenCrime & Violence
Sa Towing Firm Faces Fatality Charges
A South Australian company and director are being prosecuted by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) over a fatal incident at Clements Gap, which occurred on February 6, 2019. The regulator has laid primary duties charges against both as a res
Australasian Transport News (ATN)1 min gelesen
Ajm Transport’s Roohan Claims 2020 Roseneder Award
AJM Transport’s Dennis Roohan and the ITC Converter Dolly Project are the winners of the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA’s) 2020 Castrol Vecton Industry Awards. Celebrating industry technical and maintenance excellence, Roohan claims the Craig
Australasian Transport News (ATN)3 min gelesen
Drama Abounds In Lighter End Of November Truck Sales
Where will the first commercial vehicles market year of the 2020s sit, given the decade previous? We will know for sure next month but there is a good chance it will be marvelled at as an exercise in resilience. Sales in the 11th calendar month are a
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