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Author Archives: Maree Mullett

THE REMOVALIST SUPERHERO: ICON ASBESTOS | TRANSPORT NEWS

Asbestos had begun to be heavily commercialised in the 1800s for the construction industry, and as early as 1897, lung diseases were being linked to asbestos inhalation. However, the material was so popular due to its insulation properties that it wasn’t banned in Australia until 2003. Asbestos is still present in many older buildings and infrastructures today, and its removal ...

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More local employees for PACCAR Australia | TRANSPORT NEWS

PACCAR Australia employs more local manufacturing staff: a growing force and extras on the way In a boost for Australian manufacturing and the local economy, PACCAR Australia is in the process of recruiting more than 120 people for its Bayswater manufacturing facility. Customer demand for trucks has driven the need for increased truck production in the coming months, resulting in ...

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FCAI slow to recommend move to Euro6 | TRANSPORT NEWS

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has announced a new industry-led reporting system, the FCAI CO2 Emissions Standard, which sets out industry and brand CO2 emissions reduction targets at 2030. The new Standard is a long-term objective which the FCAI states will recognise that different brands will follow different paths towards the target depending on their individual model cycles. ...

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New Jobs and more orders for DAYCO AUSTRALIA | TRANSPORT NEWS

Dayco Australia has opportunities for people to join the company, particularly for experienced forklift drivers and warehouse personnel who have found themselves out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The company’s Australian and New Zealand sales have increased year on year, resulting in the recently extended and modernised distribution centre located in Hallam (Victoria) operating at full capacity, literally requiring ...

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Surge in demand sees DPD increase truck order | TRANSPORT NEWS

The UK based Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has reported the rise in demand for home deliveries since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen parcel service DPD massively scale-up its planned order for new trucks. The company had been planning to order 80 new Mercedes-Benz trucks, including 50 Actros tractor units and 30 Atego 7.5-tonners, during 2020 ...

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NIKOLA CORPORATION BREAKS GROUND ON $600 MILLION MANUFACTURING FACILITY | TRANSPORT NEWS

Nikola Corporation, a global transportation leader in zero-emissions and infrastructure solutions, is one step closer to bringing a 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility to Coolidge, Arizona. following an official groundbreaking ceremony on its approximate 430-acre parcel. “This has been an incredible journey for Nikola Corporation. We started in our basement six years ago and now we are kicking off this 1 ...

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PRACTICAL ACTION TO BOOST DRAWBAR TRAILER SAFETY | TRANSPORT NEWS

A project aimed at enhancing drawbar trailer safety is now underway, led by the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) Industry Technical Council (ITC). “ITC members have recognised and expressed concerns regarding key technical safety aspects of drawbar trailers, specifically the use of Susie coil air lines for the emergency brake function in a breakaway,” ATA Chief Engineer Bob Woodward said today.  Mr Woodward said a breakaway occurs ...

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The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and wider industry are mourning the death of Ray Scott. | TRANSPORT NEWS

Ray Scott played a significant role in the trucking industry, from humble beginnings his father’s family business, through to becoming a major shareholder in Scott Group of Companies, including the K&S Corporation.“Trucking was a major part of Ray’s life since he was a child when his father, trucking magnate Allan Scott AO established his transport empire in Mount Gambier in ...

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New Hydraulic Hose Lines from Gates | TRANSPORT NEWS

Gates Australia has released the MegaSys™ MXG™ 4K hydraulic hose. Qualified to one million impulse cycles, this highly differentiated hose is a lightweight, compact, highly flexible drop-in replacement for conventional spiral hoses. Gates XtraTuff™ Plus cover, a standard upgrade on MXG 4K, offers improved abrasion and ozone resistance, providing improved durability when powering the most demanding fluid power applications. MXG 4K is ...

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Possible buyout of Tyre 4U Network | TRANSPORT NEWS

Industry sources are claiming an announcement is imminent concerning the possible buyout of Tyres4U, the Australian-owned and operated organisation specialising in the import and distribution of tyres and tubes, by the National Tyre and Wheel Group (NTAW) owners of Exclusive Tyre Distributors, responsible for the distribution of Cooper Tyres, Mickey Thompson, Dick Cepek, Dynamic Wheel Co, Federal, Statewide Tyres and Mayhem Wheels.  Tyres4U holds exclusive and ...

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