Truck and trailer aftermarket parts retailer Truckline has announced a strategy to broaden customers’ access to their large range of products and brands by increasing the number of authorised Truckline resellers across the country.
Subcontractors make up a huge portion of the trucking industry. While businesses strive to create the best possible conditions for employees, it’s easy to unintentionally leave them by the wayside as they’re always on the move, working across many different organisations, and juggling various procedures and policies.
But there are steps businesses can take to make a subbie’s life easier, safer and more efficient.
Being a truck driver isn’t without risks. Time and time again it’s ranked as one of Australia’s most dangerous jobs, with the risk of dying at work 13 times higher than other professions.
Continued economic pressure, stricter emission regulations, unpredictable fuel prices and growing competition continue to challenge the global commercial transportation industry.
When a business is approaching 130 years of operation it’s a sure bet they’re doing something right. For South Australia’s Koolunga Garage Farm Supplies, it’s a case of moving with the times and delivering quality service.
UD Trucks has made it no secret that its aim is to be the best Japanese truck available on the Australian market and have incorporated Japanese manufacturing expertise with European influences that extend beyond the Volvo based driveline.
Many of you will have heard about our revolutionary Severe-Duty Diesel Engine Oil – Top Dog Indestructible 15W-40 CK-4 and its ground breaking Indestructible additive package, but lubrication requirements don’t start and finish with your engine. There are many other areas requiring innovative lubrication and protection to complete the entire vehicle package, including the systems within the vehicle itself and also the heavy load bearing ancillaries that are connected to it.
Running a transport business comes with its own unique set of challenges. Whether it’s keeping the day-to-day going, supporting your team, ensuring vehicle upkeep or job management, providing a high level of customer service all while running a modern transport company gets complicated. Telematics is a great way to successfully manage operations and improve on compliance efforts, productivity and profitability. A recent survey found that 60 per cent of transport companies felt greater peace of mind with telematics installed in their vehicles.
Running a commercial vehicle fleet is a constant challenge. Competition continues to ramp up. Margins are being squeezed. Regulations are more complex. Technology is more advanced than ever. In such a tough environment, energy efficiency may not be at the top of your long list of priorities. But making it an area of focus for your business could make a real difference.
The latest innovation for the trucking industry is the release of the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) new heavy-duty diesel engine oil category; CK-4 and FA-4.