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UD Keeps Costs Cool For Freezex

For Sydney family owned company Freezex, the recent acquisition of a UD GK 400 4×2 prime mover cut operating costs and fatigue levels. Freezex operates a 20 truck fleet plus sub-contractors from its Marsden Park delivering perishable foodstuffs and over 500 pallets of products to over 80 venues daily. For Ben Howard-Bath, the move to the semi-automated 4×2 is a ...

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Updated driver medical standards from 1 March 2012

Updated medical standards for assessing whether private and commercial vehicle drivers are fit to drive safely will come into effect from 1 March this year. National Transport Commission (NTC) Chief Executive Nick Dimopoulos said ensuring that drivers are fit to drive safely is a crucial element to improving road safety. “As part of the NTC’s role in maintaining reforms, the ...

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Mercedes-Benz Australia—Freightliner Coronado and Argosy Truck recall

Recall: PRA number: 2012/13013 Date created: 8th February 2012 Product information Product description Freightliner Coronado and Argosy trucks with Detroit DD15 Engines Identifying features Campaign numbers: RC935 Target number: 175 What are the hazards? A short circuit between an un-fused starter cable and chassis ground may result in a fire. What are the defects? On some vehicles equipped with a ...

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BOC opens $65 million LNG plant upgrade

BOC Ltd, a member of The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company, has announced the official opening of its $65 million LNG project in Dandenong Victoria. More than 18 months in construction, the plant upgrade represents a vital link in BOC’s $200 million LNG highway being built along Australia’s eastern seaboard. It follows BOC’s February 2011 launch ...

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Mack Trucks to resign with Kelly Racing in 2012

Mack Trucks are itching to kick-start the new-year with the Kelly Racing team, and with an event calendar as full as theirs, how couldn’t they be? With a bulging 2012 calendar that takes them all over Australia and the world, the Kelly Racing team have ensured for them an adventure like no other. The bar has undoubtedly been set high ...

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Australian Road Rules changes set to improve safety

Drivers of taxis and minibuses will be required to ensure children are properly restrained while travelling in their vehicles as part of a range of approved changes to the Australian Road Rules which will improve the safety of all road users, according to the National Transport Commission (NTC). The Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure, which comprises state, territory and ...

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HTAA Healthy Trucking Summit

The HTAA Healthy Trucking Summit is the trucking industry’s most important annual health and wellness event and the number one source of education and resources aimed at improving the health of our nation’s professional driver population. The 2012 HTAA Healthy Trucking Summit will be held April 24th – 26th at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, located at Centennial Olympic ...

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Origin Energy chooses Volvo, Mack and UD

Origin Energy, Australia’s largest retailer with 4.5 million customers, has rationalized its commercial vehicle fleet selection to products from Volvo, Mack and UD. Currently operating a fleet of Volvo group product that includes 34 Volvo, 24 Mack and 72 UD vehicles, the three year supply contract will see origin Energy replace around 40 trucks each year with products from Volvo ...

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Volvo and Mack Trucks restructure Australian operations

The increasing value of the Australian dollar and the ever-changing European economy has forced the Volvo/Mack organization to restructure its Australian sales operations. CEO of Volvo and Mack Trucks in Australia, Arne Knaben remains in charge of the individual sales operations of the overall group with Gary Bone as Vice President of Volvo Trucks Australia, Mack Trucks headed by Dean ...

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Volvo Trucks’ global sales Gain

Volvo Trucks’ December deliveries increased 27% year-on-year to 11,882 trucks. For the full year 2011, deliveries rose 53% to 115,346 trucks. In total, deliveries in Europe amounted to 4,394 trucks in December, an increase of 8% over the corresponding period of 2010. However, the uncertain macro-economic situation continued to affect truck customers, who have become slightly more cautious. In Russia ...

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