looking overseas to recruit truck technicians

Looking Overseas to Recruit Truck Technicians

As part of its long-term strategic plan to address the national shortage of skilled heavy vehicle mechanics Hino Australia has been looking overseas to recruit truck technicians. The truck maker has welcomed 15 experienced technicians from the Philippines, while also commencing a second round of international recruitment.
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a role not traditionally seen as attractive to women

A Role Not Traditionally Seen as Attractive to Women

Truck technician is a role not traditionally seen as attractive to women, but, in recent years, more and more women are taking on roles not usually fulfilled by women. One example is Scania Australia, where, across the business, women comprise 16.5 per cent of the workforce. 
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fastener thread damage and galling

Fastener Thread Damage and Galling

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.
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three exceptional workshop professionals

Three Exceptional Workshop Professionals

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. 
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new Eaton Vehicle Group Australia leader

New Eaton Vehicle Group Australia leader

It has been announced that Graeme Weston has been appointed as the new Eaton Vehicle Group Australia leader. He has been named as the new Business Unit Manager for Australia/New Zealand, commencing in the role from October 1, 2020. Read More
keep the wheels turning

Keep the Wheels Turning

As always, the best facility in the world is only as good as the staff who keep the wheels turning and, in this respect, Gold Coast Isuzu appears to have all bases covered. Diesel Workshop spoke with three key people, General Manager Andrew Purvis, Service Manager Greg Robbins and Spare Parts manager Steve Picton.  Read More
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