Engaging and retraining tradespeople is a constant challenge, according to Bob Woodward, Australian Trucking Association Chief Engineer, who has been exploring trailer maintenance competency modules. Read more
For more than 40 years, Capricorn has been working with repairers and auto suppliers to deliver a better way to trade. According to David Fraser, Group CEO Capricorn Society, we are now seeing that this includes more and more repairers from the trucking and transport industry. Read more
This week Tech Know is looking the topic of fastener thread damage and galling, which is a problem that can cause permanent damage to bolt and nut threads. The coating on critical OEM shear-head bolts, such as Hendrickson QUIK-ALIGN pivot bolts, helps prevent galling. But it can still occur if there is any damage to the thread before assembly. Therefore, to minimise any likelihood of damage, it is important to visually check the threads for damage before assembly. Read more
The truncated TMC hosted the usual ‘Meet the Inspectors’ session, where those running the roadside enforcement teams around the country tell us what’s happening and answer questions from the audience as part of the truck inspection update.
The 2020 Castrol Vecton Industry Awards saw top technicians and technical developments honoured, as the Australian Trucking Association celebrated industry technical and maintenance excellence, at the TMC Online event. Read more
The Australian Trucking Association in the lead up to the 2020 Craig Roseneder Award, recognising technical and maintenance excellence in the trucking industry’s workshops has named three exceptional workshop professionals as finalists. Read more
Tech Know visits the Carrier facility to see how the job of keeping freight cool in Brisbane is handled on a day to day basis. Read more
No, we’re not talking about the Australian 80s pop band. Let’s talk about air supply, as the crucial link between the driver’s brake pedal and the trailer braking system. Read more
As truck purchasing goes onto the back burner during a crisis, workshops will probably be servicing older trucks, as operators run them out longer than they normally would. Holding on to trucks a little longer brings different issues for the workshop.
There has been a change in emphasis of responsibility for those working on the maintenance of truck, in terms of the Chain of Responsibility and operators could be using truck maintenance data for CoR. Read more