Author Archives: Maree Mullett

Australian Road Safety Conference

Registrations are now open for ARSC2015, Australia’s leading road safety conference. Attendees are requested to register before the 14 August early bird discount ends, and be part of this important initiative in Australasia’s road safety strategy. The conference will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14-16 October and merges Australasia’s two former road safety conferences, ...

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EXEDY ramps up its Truck Tuff clutch range

Leading clutch manufacturer EXEDY has released a comprehensive range of Truck Tuff clutches cater for Japanese, American and European commercial vehicle clutch needs to cover all applications from a light tray back, medium to heavy rigid, or a fleet of B-doubles. As the primary OEM clutch manufacturer for Isuzu, Hino, Mitsubishi Fuso and Nissan UD, EXEDY supplies clutch products for ...

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BPW Transpec releases new Ringfeder 303AUS

BPW Transpec is pleased to introduce the Ringfeder 303AUS trailer coupling to the Australian market. With a rotating two part coupling bolt for extended life and ease of handling, users of the Ringfeder 303AUS will benefit from an increased ‘D’ value from 285kn to 320kn, a static load rating to a maximum of 2,500kgs, and enhanced design of the tip ...

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Penske opens third Australian truck rental office in Sydney

As part of its Australian expansion, Penske Truck Rental has opened its third truck rental and full-service truck leasing office in Sydney, at 78-82 Riverside Road, Chipping Norton, NSW 2170. The new office, co-located within the Penske Power Systems facility, will operate Monday through to Friday, 8am to 5pm, and Saturday, 8am to 12noon. All Sydney truck rental and leasing ...

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New mine truck fuel solution to displace diesel

The field trials of the dual fuel mine truck at Morayfield this month attracted more than 150 government and industry representatives from the mining and gas industries over 10 demonstration days. The Caterpillar 789C mine truck uses High Density Compressed Natural Gas (HDCNG™) which has around twice the energy density of regular CNG, while remaining more affordable and less polluting ...

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Z-Power for HIAB

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has released the HIAB Z-HiPro 191 and HIAB Z-PRO 171. Part of the new HIAB Z-series, the cranes feature the ability to be folded into a Z position and parked behind the drivers cab with the tools still attached. This unique attribute makes them the only models available on the market to be fully optimised for ...

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Keep it Clean

Oil cleanliness is a critical factor in ensuring that engines, gearboxes and drive-trains perform as intended and achieve their maximum life. Alemlube, Australia’s largest supplier of lubrication equipment, has developed two Oil Filtration Systems designed to help service providers achieve manufacturer’s required levels of oil cleanliness; one for 205 L drums and one for 1,000 L Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC’s). ...

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ATA WELCOMES NTC PLAN TO IMPROVE TRUCKING PRODUCTIVITY

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the National Transport Commission’s (NTC) commitment to improving trucking productivity, as outlined in its new 2015-19 work program. The work program lays out plans for reporting on systems, tools and decisions that increase productivity, developing options to increase load volumes permitted for higher productivity vehicles, and investigating improvements to the Performance Based Standards ...

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NHVR ongoing funding and support assured

Transport ministers from across the country have reaffirmed their support for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) at the Transport and Infrastructure Council (TIC) on 22 May 2015. Ministers supported the ongoing financial commitment to the NHVR and endorsed the Regulators corporate plan which sets out their approach to operationalising heavy vehicle regulatory reform over the next year. NHVR Chairman, ...

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LUCAS OIL PREVENTS DIESELS CATCHING COLDS THIS SNOW SEASON

Leading manufacturer of oil and fuel additives, Lucas Oil Products has ensured the annual snow trip doesn’t end by getting stranded in the lodge car park with Lucas Oil Extreme Cold Weather Fuel Treatment. Diesel fuel has a lower freezing point than petrol, and Lucas Oil Products Australia Managing Director Jeff Pahlke said it’s a warning city motorists need to ...

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