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Volvo Group Australia shuts down Wacol operation  | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volvo Group Australia has announced a temporary closure of the Wacol manufacturing facility, home to Volvo and Mack Trucks production, commencing 13 April and set to resume on 10 May. “Volvo Group Australia is committed to supporting a safe, sustainable, efficient and productive transport and manufacturing industry locally,” said President and CEO of Volvo Group Australia, Martin Merrick. “We are committed to customer success and ...

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NHVR extends supplementary record use to 28 days | TRANSPORT NEWS

The NHVR has announced an extension to the time limit drivers may use a supplementary work diary record, as part of its ongoing efforts to assist industry through the coronavirus pandemic. NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said that from Wednesday April 1, drivers can use supplementary records for up to 30 driver business days, compared to the current seven day limit. ...

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TRUCKIES DENIED ACCESS TO TOILETS | TRANSPORT NEWS

Truck drivers must not be denied access to toilet and shower facilities, Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Chair, Geoff Crouch said today. “In a time where truck drivers are working harder than ever to deliver essential goods to communities across the country, we’re being told that they cannot access the proper facilities needed to support them in their role,” Mr Crouch said. ...

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New Vice President of Sales for UD Trucks | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volvo Group Australia has announced that Lauren Downs has been appointed as the new UD Trucks Australia Vice President of Sales, commencing in the role from May 1, 2020. Lauren is the current Volvo Bus Australia General Manager and will succeed Mark Strambi following his decision to retire. Lauren has an extensive resume with Volvo Bus, beginning when still studying ...

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NHVR reducing burden on industry accreditation | TRANSPORT NEWS

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has announced temporary changes to National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) medical requirements and face-to-face audit requirements, in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the regulator has listened to the industry and the common-sense changes would be implemented from today (Wednesday March 25). “We are making some practical changes ...

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News from SAF-HOLLAND | TRANSPORT NEWS

Having acquired V.ORLANDI in March 2018, the Italian supplier for commercial vehicle parts, SAF-HOLLAND has expanded  its product range with trailer couplings and drawbar eyes for different applications. This move extends the synergies between brands and enhances the company’s position on the European market. Axle specialist SAF-HOLLAND is now expanding its portfolio with products from V.ORLANDI to a more comprehensive ...

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Followmont Transport, one of the leading Queensland based long distance transport operators has opened new depots in both Cairns and Mackay.| TRANSPORT NEWS

The new Cairns depot is located at 25, Ponzo Street, Woree, directly across the road from the previous Followmont Depot. The opening of this new depot will provide a boost in the local Cairns economy and provide the region with a greater level of customer service synonymous with the Followmont Brand. Construction on this depot officially finished on December and ...

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SUPERMARKET CURFEWS TUMBLE | TRANSPORT NEWS

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has congratulated the NSW and Victorian governments on removing local government supermarket curfews, which will help the trucking industry and supermarkets restock.The ATA and its member associations collectively represent the 50,000 businesses and 200,000 people in the Australian trucking industry. Together, the ATA and its members are committed to safety, professionalism and viability.The NSW and ...

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TRUCKING AUSTRALIA 2020 CANCELLED | TRANSPORT NEWS

  The Australian Trucking Association has cancelled its Trucking Australia 2020 conference, which was to be held in Cairns from 1-3 April. The ATA board of directors made the decision this morning, after considering advice about the spreading COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to cancel Trucking Australia 2020 was not an easy one, but it was the right one. For thirty ...

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Penske to Consolidate into Penske Australia | TRANSPORT NEWS

Penske Transportation Group International  announces it has rebranded its Australian operations combining the Penske Commercial Vehicles and Penske Power Systems operations under Penske Australia, effective March 1st, 2020. Aligning Penske’s internal systems and departments will drive operational efficiencies and enhance the product and service offering to our Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus, Dennis Eagle, MTU, Detroit, and Allison ...

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