Linfox Expansion, $1.5 Billion Boost, Unscrupulous Claim and Braking Guide

The latest from Diesel News this week includes Linfox Expansion, $1.5 Billion Boost, Unscrupulous Claim and Braking Guide, plus Independent Road Charging, ATA/ALC Alliance and Paying On Time.

Linfox is expanding its global footprint with a move into Laos. It has become the first foreign logistics company to operate in the country with the signing of a joint venture with the Lao Logistics Group in Vientiane. The joint venture enables Linfox to provide transport services throughout Laos in partnership with local businesses and people.
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Parking Up Trailers

The latest vehicle registration figures show the trucking industry continuing to park up assets and deregistering them. The numbers for the fourth quarter of 2015 were published this week by the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association and confirm what many in the industry have seen anecdotally, many sectors are very quiet. Read more

Increase in Retiring Old Trucks

Truck registration statistics show the number of older trucks being retired has increased dramatically in the last quarter. The latest analysis by the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA) shows new truck registrations still ahead of retirements, but to lesser extent than in 2014. Read more

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Apprentice Winners

The Australian Trucking Association has announced the winners of the 2015 Cummins South Pacific TMC scholarships. Three lucky apprentices have won a scholarship, sponsored by Cummins South Pacific, to attend the upcoming TMC in Melbourne. Read more

Talking Turkey About Trucking

Walking the talk

This week Diesel News is attending the ARTSA Heavy Vehicle Road Safety Summit in Melbourne and the excellent turn out is being treated to an impressive roll of high powered speakers. The technical, policy and cultural issues around safety and trucks are being discussed in depth by people who know what they are talking about and have something to say on the issue. Read more

Truck and trailer data released

The Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association has released the latest data about the trucks and trailers registered to run on our roads. ARTSA analyse the, publicly available, data on vehicle registrations around the country, including the class of vehicle being registered. Read more

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Bob Woodward gets Award

One of the trucking industry stalwarts of the last thirty plus years received the recognition he deserves, from his peers, when he was presented with the Heavy Vehicle Innovator gong at the Castrol Vecton Awards dinner as part of the TMC in Melbourne. The Award, first presented in 2013, is awarded to someone who develops designs or procedures to improve the whole industry’s safety, efficiency or productivity. Read more

Talking Turkey About Trucking

Getting passionate

Attending the ATA/ARTSA TMC in Melbourne this week was an interesting experience with some aspects of the event giving us hope for the future and others, more depressingly, going over issues which come around every time and don’t look like getting any better in the foreseeable future. Read more

Rattling the chain

Chain of responsibility issues continue to dog the transport industry. As a review of the COR rules, their enforcement and their remit is being undertaken by the National Transport Commission is taking place, the trucking industry has to cope with the current regime, warts and all. Read more

Rollover control mandated

The NSW EPA announced the mandating of rollover/stability control on all vehicles carrying dangerous goods in the state as of January 1 2019. This is the first time stability control has been mandated for a truck in Australia. Read more