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International Trucks throws a challenge to to US truck makers

The US based headquarters of International Truck has invited each of its Class 8 competitors to participate in an open performance testing of products. During the week of August 31, at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind., OEMs will be able to bring their two best performing vehicles with regards to fuel economy and drivability (in this case, ...

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The Drake Group acquires O’Phee Trailers

Rocklea, Queensland: The Drake Group, known nation-wide as a leading manufacturer of quality heavy haulage trailers, has announced the acquisition of O’Phee Trailers, an established truck trailer manufacturer, as it continues to strengthen and diversify its product range. This new alliance formalises a long standing connection between the two companies. “The synergies between both companies have always been undeniably strong ...

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TomTom Telematics reaches 500K milestone

TomTom Telematics has become the first fleet management solution (FMS) provider in Europe to break through the 500,000 milestone for subscribed vehicles serving more than 36,000 customers across the globe. “TomTom Telematics stands out as an established global brand with a trusted reputation built on more than 15 years of experience helping customers optimise fleet operations,” said Thomas Schmidt, Managing ...

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Major Personnel changes at Daimler Truck and Bus

Significant changes have been announced to the senior management positions at Daimler Truck and Bus in Austraia Managing Director of Daimler Truck and Bus, Mr. Daniel Whitehead, has announced that commencing November 1st., Richard Eyre, General Manager Fuso will take on a new dual role of General Manager Strategic Partners and Business Development here in Australia and also regionally for ...

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ProStar appears on the horizon

Navistar engineers in the US and Australia are now engaged in a detailed component analysis in preparation for the introduction of the International® ProStar to the Australian market early next year. ProStar commences International’s return to the Australian market and in North America it enjoys a leading reputation for aerodynamic efficiency and reliable performance. Leading the engineering effort in close ...

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New Pocket Road Trains coming to the Perth Truck & Trailer Show

Graham Lusty Trailers (GLT) will be displaying a very special low tare chassis tipper pocket road train set at this year’s Perth Truck & Trailer Show. “Since October 2014, we have sold multiple sets of pocket road trains to large fleet operators based in WA”, commented Operations Manager, James Yerbury. “The set we are bringing to the show will have ...

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MAN Truck & Bus reorganises for the future

MAN Truck & Bus is implementing its extensive programme for strengthening the business in the competitive environment. It encompasses all the important areas of the company. One of the main focuses of the programme is realigning the production locations and streamlining administrative areas. By the end of 2017, the strategic programme will have significantly overcompensated for the one-off expenditure necessary ...

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Heavy Vehicle Road User Charge frozen for another year

TRUCKIES and other heavy vehicle operators around the nation will benefit from an extension to the current freeze of the heavy vehicle Road User Charge. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the charge will remain at the current 26.14 cents per litre for the 2015-16 financial year. “This decision is good for the ...

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Livestock transporters to work 14 hour days-14 days straight

The ALRTA welcomes today’s announcement by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) of the first Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) template for livestock transporters. The template allows accredited drivers to work 14hr days each day over a fortnightly cycle with ‘risk-offsetting’ restrictions around driving between midnight and 4am. ALRTA Vice President Graeme Hoare commended the cooperative approach taken by NHVR to ...

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All Hands To The Pump

It’s a credit to Isuzu that its engines are relied upon in the life saving arena of fire fighting. The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is the volunteer and community-based fire and emergency services organisation which has the responsibility of protecting over 3.2 million people – plus over one million homes and properties in Victoria. The CFA operates tankers, pumpers, aerial ...

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